Battle of Oliwa

Battle of Gdańsk Roadstead

28th November 1627
Part of : Polish–Swedish War (1626 - 1629)

Took place slightly north of the port of Danzig (Gdańsk) near the village of Oliva (Oliwa). It was the largest naval battle fought by the Polish royal navy, and resulted in the defeat of a small Swedish squadron. The Poles slipped out of the Danzig harbor and captured the Swedish flagship and sank another vessel.


Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth - Arend Dijckmann

1st Squadron
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Ritter Sankt Georg (31) 31Arend DijckmannFleet Flagship CO Killed
Fliegender Hirsch (20) 20 
Schwarzer Rabe (16) 16 
Meerweib (12) 12 
Gelber Löwe (10) 10 
2nd Squadron, Jakub Mora (James Murray)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
König David (31) 31Jakub Mora (James Murray)Squadron Flagship
Feuerblase (18) 18 
Meermann (17) 17 
Arche Noah (16) 16 
Weißer Löwe (8) 8 

Sweden - Nils Stiernsköld

Swedish Vessels, Nils Stiernsköld
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Tigern (22) 22 Nils StiernsköldFleet Flagship Captured
Solen (38) 38  Sunk
Månen (26) 26 
Pelikanen (20) 20 
Enhörningen (18) 18 
Papegojan (16) 16 



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