Schlusselburg (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. The keel was laid down on September 4, 1749 (August 24 old style, abbreviated O.S. in this article). She was launched on May 9, 1751 (April 28 O.S.). She was attached to the Fleet of the Baltic Sea.

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

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The ship was broken up in 1765.

Service during the War

In 1757, the ship took part in the blockade of Memel, Danzig and Pillau.

In 1758, the ship took part in the blockade of the Sound.

In 1759, the ship transported troops to Colberg.

In 1760, the ship took part in the Siege of Colberg and bombarded the fortress.

In 1761, the ship transported troops and then took part in the Siege of Colberg.

In 1762, the ship transported sick and supplies to Kronshtadt.


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 11.58 m (38')
Depth in Hold 5.05 m (16' 7”)
Displacement no information found


Main Sources

Ministry of the Sea - Material for the History of the Russian Navy, vol 10, St. Petersburg, 1883 in a collection of 17 volumes published from 1865 to 1904

Veselago, Fedosey Fedorovich: List of Russian Naval Vessels from 1668 to 1869, St. Petersburg: Ministry of the Sea, 1872

Other Sources

Harrison, Simon and Manuel Blasco, Three Decks - Warships in the Age of Sail


Roman Shlygin for the initial version of this article