Battle of Fehmarn

13th October 1644
Part of : Danish-Swedish War (1643 - 1645)
Previous action : Battle of Colberg Heath 1.7.1644



Danish Squadron, Pros Mund (1589-1644)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Patientia (48)  †Fleet Flagship Captured
Lindormen (38)   Burnt
Tre Løver (36)   Captured
Pelikanen (34)  
Oldenborg (32)   Captured
Fides (28)   Captured
Delmenhorst (28)   Burnt
Stormarn (26)   Captured
Neptunus (22)   Captured
To Løver (22)   Captured
Neldebladet (20)   Captured
Lammet (20)  
Havhesten (18)   Captured
Kronfisk (16)   Captured
Markatten (16)  
Høyenhald (8)   Sunk

Allied (Sweden & Dutch Republic)

Swedish Squadron
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Draken (40)  
Tre Kronor (38)  
Göteborg (36)  
Leoparden (36)  
Smålands Lejon (32)  
Regina (32) Abraham II Duquesne (1610-1688)
Svanen (26)  
Meerman (6)  
Dutch Squadron
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Jupiter (50)  
Dolphijn (32)  
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Fortuna (24)  
Havfrun (22)  
Katta (22)  
Jägaren (24)  

Notes on Action

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This took place on 13 October 1644 north-west of the island of Fehmarn, now part of Germany, in the Baltic Sea. A combined Swedish-Dutch fleet defeated a Danish fleet and took 1000 prisoners, including Ulfeld, Grabov and von Jasmund.

The Swedes had 16 ships with 392 guns, and the Dutch had 21 ships with 483 guns (making a total of 37 ships with 875 guns). The Danes had 17 ships with 448 guns. The Swedes expended two fireships and the Dutch lost one ship. The Danes lost 10 ships captured, including their largest three, two burnt and two wrecked.


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