Talk:Russo-Swedish War (1788–90)
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The page on Gustav III lists Russian losses in the Battle of Svensksund at 7000. This page gives a much higher number. How are the numbers obtained and which one (or either one?) is correct ?
- I believe this battle was hyped up in Sweden enormously and various casualties are assigned to this battle at random. Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary says the Russians lost 55 ships and up to 600 sailors were taken prisoner. Actually, Prince von Nassau-Siegen was a fool to pursue the Swedes into their own port where his ships were easy prey for coastal batteries. He was fired as a consequence of this incompetence. --Ghirla -трёп- 16:58, 5 May 2006 (UTC)