NA Ship 2nd Rate St.Pavel
The pavel is an 82 gun 2nd rate ship of the line. She has 3 gun decks and can also mount cannons on her quarter deck (although a lot of people prefer not to mount them)
he Pavel is a fast ship for her size and can in some cases even catch up to frigates, however she suffers from relatively poor maneuverability and high crew count(which depending on rank and what you use the ship for, can be either a negative or a positive), the lack of bow chasers also is bit of a problem for chases. The armament of the Pavel is also a strange one with her gun deck and quarter castle having 6pd cannons, which against other ships of the line will simply not penetrate thus being useless against ships of the line and some think of it as a waste of crew, however versus a 3rd Rate the 42pd on her bottom gun deck and the 24pd on the middle gun deck more than make up for it.
St. Pavel Class Information
Crafting Level: 40/41/42/43/44
Labor Hours: 1367
Ship Yard Level: 3
Notable Ships of Class
Ship Name, Captain
Built as a ship of the line at Nikolaev, Ukraine by the shipbuilders I. Afanasiev and I. Sokolov in 1794, for the Russian Imperial Navy. she was launched under the name SVYATOY PAVEL, (Saint Paul).
The pavel was the flag ship of Vice Admiral Fyodor F. Ushakov(1744-1817), based in the black sea. When in 1798 Russia and Turkey became allies, the russian Black Sea Fleet was allowed to pass the bosporus into the mediteranean. During the Period of 1798 and 1799 Ushakov and the pavel took part in various blockades and attacked french occopied forts and cities with their new Turkish allies, in 1799 Ushakov was also going to attack and command the attack on malta with nelson, but the attack never came and the fleet was sent back to the Black Sea.