Battle of Ösel Island

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Battle of Osel Island
Part of the Great Northern War
Battle of oesel.jpg
Aleksey Bologolyubov. Battle of Oesel
Date June 4, 1719
Location near Saaremaa
Result Russian victory
Belligerents
Naval Ensign of Sweden.svg Swedish Empire Flag of Russia.svg Tsardom of Russia
Commanders and leaders
Commodore Wrangel Captain Naum Senyavin
Strength
1 ship of the line
1 frigate
1 brigantine
6 ship of the lines
1 smaller boat
Casualties and losses
3 ships captured
451 killed, wounded and captured
As few as 18

The Battle of Osel Island took place on May 24, 1719 (O.S.), during the Great Northern War. It was fought near the island of Saaremaa (Ösel). It led to a victory for the Russian captain Naum Senyavin, whose forces captured three enemy vessels, sustaining as few as eighteen casualties. It was the first Russian naval victory which did not involve ramming or boarding actions.

Ships involved[edit]

Russia[edit]

  • Devonshire 52
  • Portsmouth 52
  • Raphail 52
  • Uriil 52
  • Varachail 52
  • Hyagudiil 52
  • Natalia 18

Sweden[edit]

  • Wachtmeister 52 - Captured
  • Karlskrona Vapen 30 - Captured
  • Bernhardus 10 - Captured

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