British Baltic Fleet 1652


Fleet Commander Andrew Ball (d.1653)
Fleet Formed9.9.1652
Fleet Disbanded14.10.1652

ShipJoinedLeftCommanderNotes
Antelope (56) 9.9.165230.9.1652 Andrew Ball (d.1653)Fleet disbanded
Hannibal (44) 9.9.165214.10.1652 Francis Barham, William Haddock (1607-1667)Fleet disbanded
Elizabeth and Anne (12) 9.9.165214.10.1652 Fleet disbanded
Oak (32) 9.9.165214.10.1652 John EdwinFleet disbanded
Paul (32) 9.9.165214.10.1652 Thomas Adams (d.1658)Fleet disbanded
Gillyflower (32) 9.9.165214.10.1652 John Hayward (d.1673)Fleet disbanded
Convert (32) 9.9.165214.10.1652 Stephen RoseFleet disbanded
Greyhound (12) 9.9.165214.10.1652 Henry SouthwoodFleet disbanded
Star (12) 9.9.165214.10.1652 Peter Mootham (d.1666)Fleet disbanded
Recovery (20) 9.9.165214.10.1652 Francis Allen (d.1662)Fleet disbanded
Tiger (38) 9.9.165214.10.1652 James Peacock (d.1653), James Peacock (d.1653), William Chant (d.1652)Fleet disbanded
Thomas and William (36) 9.9.165214.10.1652 Thomas Paulson, John JeffersonFleet disbanded

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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