Danish Ships at the Battle of Copenhagen, 1801

List of the Danish ships used to defend the shore at the battle of Copenhagen.

Ship

Guns

Description

Fate

Provesteen

56

Three-decker, rasé, without masts

Abandoned, taken, burnt

Valkyrien

48

Two-decker, without masts

Abandoned, taken, burnt

Rendsborg

20

Masted cavalry transport

Driven ashore, taken, burnt

Nyborg

20

Masted cavalry transport

Escaped but sank

Jylland

48

Two-decker, without masts

Taken and burnt

Svaerdfisken

20

Masted floating battery

Taken and burnt

Kronborg 22 Frigate, without masts Taken and burnt
Haien 20 Masted floating battery Taken and burnt
Dannebrog 62 Dismantled two decker Took fire and exploded
Elven 6 Sloop, rigged Escaped
Gerner 24 Battery, without masts Escaped
Aggershuus 20 Cavalry transport, without masts Escaped but sank
Sjaelland 74 Two-decker, unrigged Driven ashore, taken, burnt
Charlotte Amalie 26 Old Indiaman Taken and burnt
Sohesten 18 Masted floating battery Taken and burnt
Holsteen 60 Rigged line of battleship Taken and added to the Navy
Infodstretten 64 Two-decker, without masts Taken and burnt
Hjoelperen 20 Rigged frigate Escaped

Taken from Clowes, W. L., The Royal Navy, A History from the Earliest Times to the Present, Vol. IV, Sampson Low, Marston and Company, London, 1899

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (5 February 2006) Danish Ships at the Battle of Copenhagen, 1801, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/lists_copenhagen_danes.html

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