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Action of 30th May 1563

30th May 1563 (1563/06/08 NS)
Fought at : Bornholm - Baltic Sea
Part of : Northern Seven Years' War (1563 - 1570)
Next action : Battle of Öland 11.9.1563

The Danish squadron was anchored in the vicinity of Bornholm, when the Swedish squadron approached.

Three Danish ships raised anchor and approached the Swedes, firing a three-gun challenge. Unfortunately one shot hit a Swedish ship and the Danes were quickly surrounded.

After a four hour engagement all three Danish ships were captured.

 

Sweden -
Jacob BaggeNorwegian
Naval Sailor
Service 1522-1564

 
Swedish Ships

19 Ships

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

Denmark -
Jacob BrockenhuusDanish
Naval Sailor

 
Engaged Vessels
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Hercules (81) 1563-1563
Danish 81 Gun
Unrated Unknown
 Fleet Flagship Captured
Hjort (46) 1563-1563
Danish 46 Gun
3rd Rate Unknown
  Captured
Hector (38) 1563-1563
Danish 38 Gun
Unrated Unknown
  Captured
 
Vessles at anchor

7 vessels, all unengaged

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

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