Kir Ioann (80)

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Origin and History

The ship was built by I. S. Ramburg (И.С. Рамбург) at the Admiralty shipyard in St. Petersburg. The keel was laid down on January 22, 1759 (January 11 old style, abbreviated O.S. in this article). She was launched on May 17, 1762 (May 6 O.S.). She was attached to the Fleet of the Baltic Sea.

Initially, the ship was named "Friedrich Rex" in honour of King Frederick II of Prussian then allied with Russia. However, when Catherine II acceded to the throne, she renamed her "Kir Ioann".

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

  • in 1762: no information found yet

The ship was written off of the fleet in 1773.

Service during the War

To do


Technical specifications
Guns 80*
1st gun deck 26 x 24-pdrs (Russian pounds)
2nd gun deck 26 x 16-pdrs (Russian pounds)
3rd gun deck 26 x 8-pdrs (Russian pounds)
Quarterdeck and Forecastle 8 x 6-pdrs (Russian pounds)
Crew no information found yet
Length at gun deck 51.51 m (169')
Width 14.12 m (46' 4”)
Depth in Hold 6.27 m (20' 7”)
Displacement no information found yet

(*) nominal number of guns


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


Roman Shlygin for the initial version of this article