It is true that his allies provided him with 10 ships of their own, but the Spanish navy had sunk to abject inefficiency.
The institution had fallen into a state of lamentable inefficiency.
The concomitants of these have been irresponsibility and inefficiency.
Each pound of steam can thus be made to give up some 950 units of heat; while in a good steam engine only about 200 units are utilized in the steam cylinder per pound of steam, and in addition allowance has to be made for mechanical inefficiency.
In the absence of such systems, inefficiency creates work and manually intensive work-arounds and rechecks become the norm.