Action of 30th May 1563

30th May 1563
Fought at : Bornholm
Part of : Northern Seven Years' War (1563 - 1570)
Next action : Battle of Öland 11th September 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

 
Swedish Ships

19 Ships

Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
 

Denmark - Jacob Brockenhuus

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

7 vessels, all unengaged

Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
 

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