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Prins Christian -> 1674 Christian V -> 1684 Elephanten

Nominal Guns96W006
OperatorDano-Norwegian navy
Home Port W006
How acquiredPurpose builtW006
ShipyardNeustadt - Holstein W006
CategoryFirst RateW006
Ship TypeShip of the LineW006
Sailing RigShip RiggedW006
Sunk as Foundation1717W006


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW006
Length of Gundeck146' 0"Danish Fod (Feet)45.8586 (141′ 8″ Imperial)
Breadth38' 0"Danish Fod (Feet)11.9358 (36′ 10″ Imperial)
Draught Aft13' 9"Danish Fod (Feet)4.1618 (12′ 10″ Imperial)


1665Broadside Weight = 562 Danish Pund (614.266 lbs 280.8876 kg)W006
Gun Deck14 Danish 24-Pounder
Gun Deck24 Danish 18-Pounder
Gun Deck12 Danish 12-Pounder
Gun Deck20 Danish 8-Pounder
Gun Deck10 Danish 4-Pounder
Gun Deck4 Danish 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1673429 W006
1677567 W006
1692600 W006

1 Ship Commander

Niels JuelDanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677

Service History

1674Renamed Christian VW006
1.6.1677Battle of Møn
1684Renamed ElephantenW006


W006Sailing WarshipsTeemu, Web Site
E-WIKIWikipediaVarious, Web Site

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Wednesday 14th of July 2021 11:37

Bet he didn't, this ship was sunk as a foundation in 1717. What ship are you looking for?

Posted by Denis Darmanin on Wednesday 14th of July 2021 11:33

I'm trying to trace a Captain Cornelius Lille who mastered the ship in 1758.
A colonel on this ship was buried at Malta.

Posted by Simon J. de Waard on Sunday 13th of September 2020 10:32

See Wikimedia Commons Category:Christianus Quintus (ship, 1665) for images of the model of the vessel

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