Battle of Fehmarn

13th October 1644
Part of : Danish-Swedish War (1643 - 1645)
Previous action : Battle of Colberg Heath 1st July 1644



Danish Squadron, Pros Mund
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
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 NameGunsCommanderNotes
Draken 40 
Tre Kronor 38 
Göteborg 36 
Leoparden 36 
Smålands Lejon 32 
Regina 32Abraham II Duquesne
Svanen 26 
Meerman 6 
Dutch Squadron
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Jupiter 50 
Dolphijn 32 
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
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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