British Baltic Fleet 1720


Fleet CommanderSir John Norris (1670-1749)TRN3
Fleet Formed1720/04/16TRN3
Fleet Disbanded1720/12/01TRN3

Introduction

In 17'20 Russia's attitude continued as before, and Sir John Norris went back to the Baltic to protect Sweden during the open weather. He sailed on April 16th ; was joined in May by a Swedish squadron under Admiral Baron Wachtmeister ; and, after cruising off Reval, returned to England in November.



ShipJoinedLeftCommander
Monck (64) 1720/04/161720/11/24The Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761)
Sandwich (90) 1720/051720/12/01William Faulknor (d.1725)

DateEventSource
1720/04/27Left England 
1720/05Sandwich (90) joined the fleet 
1720/05/08Arrived off the Sound 
1720/05/18Arrived off Copenhagen 
1720/05/19Entered the Baltic 
1720/11/24Monck (64) left the fleet 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book