Battle of Rügen (1715)

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Battle of Rügen (1715)
Part of the Great Northern War
Date July 28, 1715 (O.S.)
August 8, 1715 (N.S.)
Location Rügen, Swedish Pomerania
(present-day Rügen, Germany)
Result Tactically Indecisive,
Strategic Danish victory
Belligerents
 Swedish Navy  Royal Danish Navy
Commanders and leaders
Claes Sparre Peter Raben
Strength
20 ships of the line
2 frigates[1]
21 ships of the line
4 frigates[1]
Casualties and losses
145 dead
333 wounded[2]
127 dead
485 wounded[2]

Battle of Rügen was a major naval battle fought on August 8, 1715 outside the Swedish island of Rügen (present-day Germany) during the Great Northern War. In the Swedish navy 20 ships of the line and two frigates participated, in the Danish 21 ships of the line and four frigates. The battle ended with a Danish strategic victory but was tactically inconclusive. None ships were lost on either side but many soldiers were either dead or wounded – Sweden: 478, Denmark: 612.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ericson, Sjöslag och rysshärjningar (2011) Stockholm, Norstedts. pp. 143. ISBN 978-91-1-303042-5
  2. ^ a b Swedish Naval Administration, 1521-1721: Resource Flows and Organisational Capabilities, Jan Glete, BRILL (2010). pp. 222.