Zakhariy i Elizavet (100)
Origin and History
The ship was built by D. Sherbachev (Д. Щербачев) at the Admiralty dockyard in St. Petersburg. Her keel was solemnly laid down by Empress Elizabeth Petrovna for a 2nd rate 80-gun ship on June 6, 1745 (May 26 old style, abbreviated O.S. in this article). However, on June 15 (June 4 O.S.), the empress ordered to build this ship as a 1st rate 99-gunner. In May 1746, it was decided to build it exactly according to the proportions of the "Peter I and II" (as a tribute to Peter I) which was to be wrecked shortly due to fatal disrepair. The ship was finally launched on October 12, 1748 (October 1st O.S.). She was attached to the Fleet of the Baltic Sea.
After the first trials at sailing in 1748, the ship never left the port anymore.
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 after unsuccessful attempts to repair her.
Service during the War
During the Seven Years' War, the ship was out of active service.
|Crew||no information found|
|Length at gun deck||55.17 m (181')|
|Width||15.54 m (51')|
|Depth in Hold||6.63 m (21' 9")|
|Displacement||no information found|
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
Shirokorad, A. B.: 200 лет парусного флота (200 years of sailing fleet)
Roman Shlygin for the initial version of this article