Lesnoy (66)

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Origin and History

The ship was built by A. Sutherland (А. Сютерланд) at the Solombalskaya dockyard in Archangelsk. Her keel was laid down on August 11 1741 (July 31 old style, abbreviated O.S. in this article). She was launched on May 16 1743 (May 5 O.S.). She was attached to the Fleet of the Baltic Sea.

Since 1747, the ship was out of active service.

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

  • no commander (the ship being out of active service)

The ship was broken up in 1759 in Kronshtadt.

Service during the War

The ship was out of active service since 1747 and was broken up in Kronshtadt in 1759.

Characteristics

Sketch of a typical 66-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 66
Lower gun deck 24 x 24-pdrs (Russian pounds)
Upper gun deck 26 x 12-pdrs (Russian pounds)
Quarterdeck and Forecastle 16 x 6-pdrs (Russian pounds)
Crew no information found
Length at keel 37.95 m (124' 6”)
Length at gun deck 47.40 m (155' 6”)
Width 12.65 m (41' 6”)
Depth in Hold 5.48 m (18')
Displacement approx. 1,200 metric tons


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

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