Action of 17 August 1712

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Action of 17 August 1712
Part of Great Northern War
Date 17 August 1712
Location Neues Tief (Nydyp, Nya Djupet), Greifswalder Bodden, Baltic Sea
Result  Danish victory
Belligerents
 Denmark  Sweden
Commanders and leaders
Hannibal Sehested Henck
Units involved
8 ships, 1 bomb, 1 "kreiert", 5 barges, 3 fireships 8 ships, 1 pram, 1 galley, 1 bomb, 11 transports
Casualties and losses
Unknown 1 "kreiert" scuttled and captured

This battle took place on 17 August 1712 south of Rügen, in the Baltic Sea, during the Great Northern War. The site is known as Neues Tief in German, Nydyp in Danish, and Nya Djupet in Swedish, all meaning "New Deep." The action was a victory for Denmark, commanded by Hannibal Sehested, over Sweden, commanded by Henck.

Ships involved[edit]

The name of the ship is followed by the number of guns carried.

Denmark[edit]

Kongens Jagt Krone 24
Ark Noa 16
Ebenetzer 15
Helleflynder 14
Christianso 26
Svenske Sophia 20
Gravenstein 14
Phoenix 12
Hecla 10 (bomb)
1 "keriert"
5 barges
3 fireships

Sweden[edit]

Stralsund 30
Anklam 30
St Thomas 30
St Johannes 30
Witduve 22
Jomfru 14
Sjökane I 8
Sjökane II 8
? 6 (pram)
? 6 (galley)
? (bomb)
11 transports

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