Map File Ship order

In the map file the following ships line is seen :
Ships: [Submarine,Destroyer,Battle Ship,Carrier,Cruiser]

Will it always be in this order or can a Cruiser come first or a Destroyer somewhere else ?

If a ship gets destroyed, will they keep the order, minus the missing ships ?
Ships: [Submarine,Battle Ship,Carrier,Cruiser]

Hi Jacques the ships are loaded into a list into the above order, so if a ship is destroyed it will be removed from it’s position in the list.