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Action of 30th May 1563

30th May 1563
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
 Fleet Flagship Captured
Hjort (46) 1563-1563
Danish 46 Gun
3rd Rate
Hector (38) 1563-1563
Danish 38 Gun
Vessles at anchor

7 vessels, all unengaged

Ship NameCommanderNotes



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