British Baltic Fleet 1727


Fleet CommanderSir John Norris (1670-1749)TRN3
Fleet Formedc.1727/02TRN3
Fleet Disbanded1727TRN3

Introduction

Admiral Sir John Norris (B.), Rear-Admiral Salmon Morrice (W.), and Rear-Admiral Robert Hughes (1) (B.), with twelve ships of the line and several smaller ones, made another demonstration in the Baltic, in order to induce the Empress of Russia to refrain from attacking Sweden. The fleet reached Copenhagen on May 12th, 1727, and its appearance in northern waters created so powerful an impression that Russia, in spite of the fact that she had already threatened Sweden in definite terms, laid up her
ships and abandoned her designs. Sir John returned without having had occasion to fire a shot.




DateEventSource
1727/05/12

Reached Copenhagen

 

Sources


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