First linear ship Poltava First linear ship Poltava Poltava was a 54-gun ship-of-the-line of the fourth rank commissioned by the Russian Navy on 15 June 1712 in Saint Petersburg. Peter I took active part in the design and construction of the ship. She was named after an important for Russia victory over the Swedish Empire in the Battle of Poltava.

Poltava was a 54-gun ship-of-the-line of the fourth rank commissioned by the Russian Navy on 15 June 1712 in Saint Petersburg. Peter I took active part in the design and construction of the ship. She was named after an important for Russia victory over the Swedish Empire in the Battle of Poltava.

Poltava was a 54-gun ship-of-the-line of the fourth rank commissioned by the Russian Navy on 15 June 1712 in Saint Petersburg. Peter I took active part in the design and construction of the ship. She was named after an important for Russia victory over the Swedish Empire in the Battle of Poltava.

Poltava was a 54-gun ship-of-the-line of the fourth rank commissioned by the Russian Navy on 15 June 1712 in Saint Petersburg. Peter I took active part in the design and construction of the ship. She was named after an important for Russia victory over the Swedish Empire in the Battle of Poltava.

Poltava was a 54-gun ship-of-the-line of the fourth rank commissioned by the Russian Navy on 15 June 1712 in Saint Petersburg. Peter I took active part in the design and construction of the ship. She was named after an important for Russia victory over the Swedish Empire in the Battle of Poltava.

54

guns

3,024

pieces
of
artillery
equipment

39,8 m

length

219

elements
of carving

more
than 15 km

length
of tackle

47 m

mast
height

1050 m2

windage
area

4,5 km

standing
rigging

Interesting facts about Poltava

About 3 thousand people took part in the construction of Poltava. They are carpenters, joiners, painters, riggers, sail craftsmen, cargo carriers, cooks, blacksmiths, apprentices, etc.

According to the staffing table, approved in the Sea Charter 1721, the full crew of the ship was 350 people strong, among them - 160 sailors and 80 sea soldiers.

During the reign of Peter I in the fleet they did not use hammocks and the sailors rested on personal lockers or on the deck next to the guns.

A boardside full salvo (27 guns) of the Poltava was 354 pounds.