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 Bagge (1502-1577)

 
Swedish Ships

19 Ships

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

Denmark - Jacob Brockenhuus (1521-1577)

 
Engaged Vessels
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Hercules (81)  Fleet Flagship Captured
Hjort (46)   Captured
Hector (38)   Captured
 
Vessles at anchor

7 vessels, all unengaged

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

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