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Adam Gottlob Ferdinand Moltke

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1.1.1748 - Bregentvedref:1695
First Known Service1755ref:1695
FatherAdam Gottlob Moltke (1710-92)ref:1695
MotherChristiane F Brügmann (1712-60)ref:1695
WifeIda Birgitte (Betzy) Raben (1774-1820) - Married 3.10.1791 - Fårevejleref:1695
Last Known Service1803ref:1695
Date of Death16.8.1820 - Ringkøbingref:1695
Cause of DeathDied incurably insaneref:1695

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1755 Kadetref:1695
1757 Sekondløjtnantref:1695
1760 Kaptajnref:1695
1767 Kommandørkaptajnref:1695
Gronland (50) 1756-1791
Danish 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship
, Kommandørkaptajn and Commanding Officer
1774 Carried out a survey of Schleswig and Holstein for a proposed canal linking the North Sea to the Baltic Sea, the Eider Canalref:1695
1780 Kommandørref:1695
Prindsesse Sophia Friderica (74) 1775-1807
Danish 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Kommandør and Commanding Officer
c.1782 Kontreadmiralref:1695
Oldenborg (64) 1779-1799
Danish 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Kontreadmiral
1803 Due to health concerns, retired with rank of viceadmiralref:1695

Notes on Officer

Royal Patronageref:1695

The incrediably early age at which he attained the various ranks is due to his father being the favourite of Frederick V of Denmark


ref:1695Dansk Biografisk Leksikon Web Site

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