HDMS Indfødsretten

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Name: Indfødsretten
Namesake: Citizenship (Danish)
Builder: Henrik Gerner, Nyholm, Copenhagen
Laid down: 27 April 1786
Launched: 1787
Captured: by British Royal Navy, April 1801
Fate: Burnt, April 1801
General characteristics [1]
Type: Ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,016 tons
Length: 158 ft (48 m)
Beam: 43 ft (13 m)
Draught: 18 ft (5.5 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 559
  • 26 × 24-pounder guns
  • 26 × 12-pounder guns
  • 12 × 8-pounder guns[2]

Indfødsretten (Danish, lit. The Citizenship) was a 64-gun ship of the line in the Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy commissioned in 1787. She was one of a class of five ships designed and constructed by naval architect Henrik Gerner.[2]

During the Battle of Copenhagen on 2 April 1801, this blockship was commanded by Captain A. de Thurah with a complement of 394 sailors. The ship suffered heavy casualties in the battle; 21 were killed and 41 wounded. The ship struck its colours at 15.00.[3][4] After her capture, Indfødsretten was burnt, along with all the other captured Danish warships except Holsteen.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Indfødsretten (1786)". Royal Danish Naval Museum (in Danish). 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Laursen, Gert (2008). "The Wreck of the 'Oldenborg". milhist.dk. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Toft, 1893 p.21
  4. ^ Admiral Lord Nelson and his Navy


  • Toft, Peter (1893). The United Service. L.R.Hamersly & Co., Philadelphia. p. 611.  Url