Action of 4 June 1565

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Action of 4 June 1565
Part of Northern Seven Years' War
Date 4 June 1565
Location Øresund
Result Tactically indecisive
Strategic Swedish victory
Belligerents
 Sweden  Denmark
Lübeck
Commanders and leaders
Sweden Klas Horn Denmark Herluf Trolle (WIA)
Strength
49 ships (including merchant ships) 33 ships
Casualties and losses
1 admiral, 700 men

This battle took place on 4 June 1565 between an Allied fleet of 33 Danish and Lübecker ships, under Trolle, and a Swedish fleet of perhaps 49 ships, under Klas Horn. Afterward, the Danes retired to Køge Bay, south of Copenhagen, where Trolle died of his wounds on 25 June. His Second, Jørgen Brahe, died of fever on 28 June.

Ships involved[edit]

Denmark/Lübeck[edit]

  • Jegermesther 90 (flag)
  • Merkurius (Second in command Jørgen Brahe)
  • Svenske Jomfru (Erik Rud)
  • 30 others

Sweden[edit]

  • St Erik 90 (flag)
  • Finska Svan 82
  • Svenska Hektor 87 (Per Bagge)
  • Herkules 81
  • Engel 49
  • Pelikan
  • Troilus 44 (Shenk)
  • Fuchs (ex-Lübecker)?
  • 41 or so others

References[edit]

  • Kloth, Herbert: "Lübecks Seekriegswesen in der Zeit des nordischen 7-jährigen Krieges 1563–1570", Zeitschrift des Vereines für lübeckische Geschichte und Altertumskunde, Vol. 21 (1923), pp. 1–51, 185–256 plus Vol. 22 (1923–25), pp. 121–52 & 325–79