Prints Gustav

Nominal Guns70RWAS
OperatorBaltic Sea
PreviouslySwedish Third Rate ship of the line 'Prins Gustaf' (1758) (74)
ShipyardKarlskrona - Blekinge W006
Constructor Gilbert Sheldon (1710-1794)RWAS
CategoryThird RateRWAS
Ship TypeShip of the Line RWAS
Sailing RigShip RiggedRWAS


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentRWAS
Length of Gundeck171' 0"Swedish fot50.7699 (166′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 6"Swedish fot13.509 (44′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 3"Swedish fot6.9772 (22′ 10″ Imperial)
Draught Aft23' 0"Swedish fot6.8287 (22′ 4″ Imperial)


1789Broadside Weight = 522 Russian Artillery Pound (568.98 lbs 258.0768 kg)RWAS
Lower Gun Deck26 Russian 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 Russian 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 Russian 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1789774 RWAS

Service History

26.7.17892nd Battle of Oland
3.6.1790Battle of Krasnaya Gorka
4.7.1790Battle of Viborg
1791Training duties in Kronshtadt roadsRWAS
1792Training duties in Kronshtadt roadsRWAS
1794Training duties in Kronshtadt roadsRWAS
1795Training duties in Kronshtadt roadsRWAS
1797In the BalticRWAS
1798Sailed to BornholmRWAS
20.8.1798Sailed from Revel for EnglandRWAS
19.9.1798Developed a leak in a stormRWAS
4.11.1798Abandoned and sunkRWAS


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:42

thanks, error corrected

Posted by Paul Fields on Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 02:51

Aln units being used instead of Fot, Metric and Imperial dimensions are double what they should be. This also affects the Prins Gustaf 1758 when this ship was Swedish.

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