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==Origin and History==
The frigate was built by I. V. James (И. В. Ямес) at the Solombalskaya dockyard in Archangelsk. The keel was laid down on May 5 1757 (April 24 ''old style'', abbreviated O.S. in this article). The frigate was launched on May 31 1758 (May 20 O.S.).  
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The frigate was built by I. V. James (И. В. Ямес) at the Solombalskaya dockyard in Archangelsk. She was built 1' 6" wider than previous frigates to make it easier to pass a shallow bank in the harbour of Arkhangelsk. The keel was laid down on May 5 1757 (April 24 ''old style'', abbreviated O.S. in this article). The frigate was launched on May 31 1758 (May 20 O.S.). Because of her increased width, she was slower than other frigates of the Russian Navy (except the [[Kreiser (32)]] who was as slow for an unknown reason).
  
 
During the Seven Years' War, the frigate was under the command of:
 
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Origin and History

The frigate was built by I. V. James (И. В. Ямес) at the Solombalskaya dockyard in Archangelsk. She was built 1' 6" wider than previous frigates to make it easier to pass a shallow bank in the harbour of Arkhangelsk. The keel was laid down on May 5 1757 (April 24 old style, abbreviated O.S. in this article). The frigate was launched on May 31 1758 (May 20 O.S.). Because of her increased width, she was slower than other frigates of the Russian Navy (except the Kreiser (32) who was as slow for an unknown reason).

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

  • in 1758: Captain I. Michurin (И. Мичурин)
  • from 1759 to 1761: Captain M. Kireevskiy (М. Киреевский)
  • in 1762: Captain F. Koslivtsev (Ф. Косливцев)

The frigate was broken up in Kronshtadt in 1771.

Service during the War

From July to October 1758, the frigate made her first journey from Archangelsk to Revel.

From May to September 1759, the frigate was part of squadron who cruised near the Prussian coasts.

From July to September 1760, the frigate was part of a squadron which established a blockade during the Siege of Colberg. On August 28 (August 17 O.S.), she took part in the bombardment of the fortress.

From June to August 1761, the frigate was part of squadron who transported troops to the Pomeranian Coast and blockaded Colberg. From August 25 to August 28 (from August 14 to August 17 O.S.), she took part in the bombardment of the fortress.

From May to August 1762, the frigate was part of a squadron, under the command of Counter-Admiral G. A.Spiridov (Г. А. Спиридов), who sailed to Colberg and then cruised near the Prussian coasts.

Characteristics

Sketch of a typical 32-gun frigate according to the Shipbuilding Regulations – Source: Collection of Roman Shlygin

The design of most Russian frigates of this period still adhered tightly to the Shipbuilding Regulations issued by Peter the Great in 1723.

Technical specifications
Guns 32
Gun deck 20 x 12-pdrs (Russian pounds)
Quarterdeck and Forecastle 12 x 6-pdrs (Russian pounds)
Crew 200 men
Length at keel 28.80 m (94' 6")
Length at gun deck 35.97 m (118')
Width 10.06 m (33')
Depth in Hold 4.27 m (14')
Displacement no information found yet


References

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