Battle of Ebeltoft

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Battle of Ebeltoft
Part of Second Northern War
Date 23 July 1659
Location Ebeltoft bay, Denmark
Result Swedish victory
Belligerents
 Sweden Denmark Denmark-Norway

 Dutch Republic

Commanders and leaders
Owen Kox Danish: Peder Jensen Bredal†
Dutch: Captain de Konigk
Strength
8 frigates
several smaller ships
Danish: 2 frigates
Dutch: 3 frigates
Casualties and losses
Negligible 1 frigate exploded
4 frigates captured
1,000 men captured

The Battle of Ebeltoft was a naval battle between a Swedish and a Danish/Dutch fleet, during the Dano-Swedish War of 1658 to 1660. The allied fleet was ordered to secure a troop transport fleet to the Swedish-controlled island Fyn. Eight Swedish frigates attacked the fleet and took the allies by surprise. After a long fight one Dutch ship exploded, the rest of the Danish/Dutch ships were captured and the transport fleet was destroyed. The Danish captain was badly wounded and died during the battle.

Sources[edit]

  • Martin Pavón: Søslaget i Ebeltoft Vig, "1001 fortællinger om Danmark"
  • ↑ "Søværnets mærkedage - Juli". Flådens historie. 2008-05-30. Hentet 2011-12-07.
  • Ulf Sundberg, Hjalmarson and Högberg (1998). Svenska krig 1521-1814

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