Svyatoy Feodor (32)

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Origin and History

The frigate was built at the Solombalskaya dockyard in Archangelsk according to ship plan received by shipmaster I. V. James(И. В. Ямес) from his British friends. The Admiralty and the Ober-surveyor's office did not find any advantages in such a frigate design but allowed James to build one experimental frigate according to it because he reported that the Solombalskaya dockyard had enough extra timber left after the construction of the previous frigate. The keel was laid down on August 14, 1761 (August 1 old style, abbreviated O.S. in this article). The frigate was launched on May 14 1762 (May 3 O.S.).

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

  • in 1762: Captain I. F. Johemsen (И. Ф. Иохемсен)

The frigate was broken up in Kronshtadt in 1774.

Service during the War

From July to October 1762, the frigate made her first journey from Archangelsk to Kronshtadt.

Characteristics

This frigate was the first built with some deviations from the Table of shipbuilding proportions issued by Peter the Great in 1723.

Technical specifications
Guns 32
Gun deck 26 x 12-pdrs (Russian pounds)
Quarterdeck and Forecastle 6 x 6-pdrs (Russian pounds)
Crew 200 men
Length at gun deck 39.62 m (130')
Width 10.97 m (36')
Depth in Hold 4.27 m (14')
Displacement no information found yet


References

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

Chernyshev, A. A.: Russian Sailing Fleet, Vol.1, 1997

Shirokorad, A. B.: 200 лет парусного флота (200 Years of Sailing Fleet)

http://www.navy.su/

Acknowledgement

Roman Shlygin for the initial version of this article