Neptunus (54)

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Origin and History

The ship was built by I. V. James (И. В. Ямес) at the Solombalskaya dockyard in Arkhangelsk. It was the first 54-gunner built 2 feet wider than her sister ships to make the passing of shallow banks nearby Arkhangelsk easier. The keel was laid down on May 10, 1757 (April 29 old style, abbreviated O.S. in this article). She was launched on May 31, 1758 (May 20 O.S.). She was attached to the Fleet of the Baltic Sea.

During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:

  • no information found yet

The ship was broken up in 1771 in Kronshtadt.

Service during the War

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Characteristics

Sketch of a typical 54-gun ship according to the Shipbuilding Regulations – Source: Collection of Roman Shlygin

The design of most Russian ships of the line of this period still adhered tightly to the Shipbuilding Regulations issued by Peter the Great in 1723.

Technical specifications
Guns 54
Lower gun deck 22 x 18-pdrs (Russian pounds)
Upper gun deck 24 x 8-pdrs (Russian pounds)
Quarterdeck and Forecastle 8 x 4-pdrs (Russian pounds)
Crew no information found
Length at keel 34.75 m (114')
Length at gun deck 43.59 m (143')
Width 12.19 m (40')
Depth in Hold 5.05 m (16' 7”)
Displacement no information found


References

Acknowledgement

Roman Shlygin for the initial version of this article