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Battle of Fehmarnbelt

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Battle of Fehmarnbelt

April 24th 1715



This battle took place on 24 April 1715 during the Great Northern War. It was a victory for a Danish squadron under Gabel, which captured five of the six Swedish ships under Wachtmeister at the cost of 65 dead and 220 wounded. Details of Swedish losses: Nordstjernan (aground anbd captured), Princessa Hedvig Sophia (aground next day, captured and scuttled), Soedermanland (aground, captured next day), Hvita Oernen (captured), Falken (aground, captured next day)



Danish data source:

Swedish source:

__RDNS denotes __danish ships.

__HSMS__ denotes swedish ships.



1RDNS Prinds ChristianHSMS Nordstjernan76
2RDNS Prinds Carl54HSMS Princessa Hedvig Sophia75
3RDNS Prinds Wilhelm54HSMS Soedermanland56
4RDNS Delmenhorst50HSMS Goeteborg50
5RDNS Fyen50HSMF Hvita Oernen30
6RDNS Island50HSMF Falken26
7RDNS Laaland50
8RDNF Raae34
9RDNF Hoejenhald30
10RDNC Loevendals Gallej20
113 small vessels
121 fireship

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