The Blue Dragons numbered 2500 trained naval warriors.
Fourteen large vessels led the fleet. One, the unofficial royal barge called the Crown of Cormyr, was a floating palace. The lead ship was called the Dragon and was the largest warship in the fleet. These ships, brimming with ballistae and pots of alchemist's fire for throwing at enemies, were actually more for show than combat. Their mere presence in the harbor was enough to dissuade Westgate and the other enemy navies of the Sea of Fallen Stars from attacking Suzail.
The ships that did most of the work were much smaller and faster coast-runners such as the Blade of Espar and the Lance of Wheloon. These were out almost every day on the waters of the Inner Sea hunting pirates.