British Baltic Fleet 1652


Fleet CommanderAndrew Ball (d.1653)
Fleet Formed1652/09/09
Fleet Disbanded1652/10/14

ShipJoinedLeftCommander
Antelope (56) 1652/09/091652/09/30Andrew Ball (d.1653)
Hannibal (44) 1652/09/091652/10/14Francis Barham, William Haddock (1607-1667)
Elizabeth and Anne (12) 1652/09/091652/10/14 
Oak (32) 1652/09/091652/10/14John Edwin
Paul (32) 1652/09/091652/10/14Thomas Adams (d.1658)
Gillyflower (32) 1652/09/091652/10/14John Hayward (d.1673)
Convert (32) 1652/09/091652/10/14Stephen Rose
Greyhound (12) 1652/09/091652/10/14Henry Southwood
Star (12) 1652/09/091652/10/14Peter Mootham (d.1666)
Recovery (20) 1652/09/091652/10/14Francis Allen (d.1662)
Tiger (38) 1652/09/091652/10/14James Peacock (d.1653), James Peacock (d.1653), William Chant (d.1652)
Thomas and William (36) 1652/09/091652/10/14Thomas Paulson, John Jefferson

DateEventSource
1652/08Twenty-one English merchantmen collected at Helsinger to wait for convoy home to England 
1652/08The King of Denmark invited them to seek safety at Copenhagen, 18 took advantage of this offer 
1652/08Two of the other ships were taken by a Dutch man-of-war, though one of these was recovered 
1652/08The eighteen merchantmen ships were now allowed to enter the harbour of Copenhagen 
1652/09/09Andrew Ball's squadron left Yarmouth to escort the merchantmen home 
1652/09/20The Danish Government complained that no notice had been given of the squadron's approach, and using this as a pretext refused to allow the merchantmen to sail. Further, they forbade the English to pass the Sound, saying that if they did so the Danish ships would join the Dutch against them 
1652/09/26The crews of the merchantmen left their ships and embarked in Ball's squadron 
1652/09/27The squadron set sail to return to England 
1652/09/30The Antelope was wrecked on the Jylland coast 
1652/09/30Antelope (56) left the fleet 
1652/10/02The survivors of the Antelope were taken off. 
1652/10/14Anchored in Bridlington Bay with several prizes 

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