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Chernyshev, A. A.: ''Russian sailing fleet'', Vol. 1
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Veselago, F. F.: ''List of Russian warships from 1668 to 1860''  
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Shirokorad, A. B.: ''200 лет парусного флота (200 years of sailing fleet)''
Chernyshev, A. A.: ''Russian Sailing Fleet'', Vol. 1
Shirokorad, A. B.: ''200 лет парусного флота (200 Years of Sailing Fleet)''

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Hierarchical Path: Seven Years War (Main Page) >> Navies >> Russian Navy >> Svyatoy Aleksandr Nevskiy (66) 1762

Origin and History

The ship was built by I. V. James (И.В. Ямес) at the Solombalskaya dockyard in Archangelsk. The keel was laid down on July 14 1760 (July 3 old style, abbreviated O.S. in this article). She was launched on May 14 1762 (May 3 O.S.). She was attached to the Fleet of the Baltic Sea.

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

  • in 1762: Captain M. A. Borisov (М.А. Борисов)

The ship was burnt in 1764 in Revel.

Service during the War

From July to September 1762, the ship made her inaugural journey from Archangelsk to Revel.


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 as per Veselago
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 gun deck 47.40 m (155' 6”)
Width 13.25 m (43' 6”)
Depth in Hold 5.33 m (17'6”)
Displacement approx. 1,200 metric tons


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

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



Roman Shlygin for the initial version of this article