British Baltic Fleet 1720


Fleet CommanderSir John Norris (1670-1749)TRN3
Fleet Formed16.4.1720TRN3
Fleet Disbanded1.12.1720TRN3

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) 16.4.172024.11.1720The Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761)
Sandwich (90) 5.17201.12.1720William 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