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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.
|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|
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