Action off Fladstrand, 10 April 1717
Minor naval action of the Great Northern War. A Danish fleet under Peter Tordenskjold cruising in the Kattegat sighted two Swedish ships off Fladstrand (one of 40 guns and one of 30) and had given chase. His leading ships were ordered to attack the forty gun ship, but failed to do so, allowing the two Swedish ships to escape into Gothenburg. Tordenskjold's failures against the Swedish fleet at Gothenburg greatly encouraged his personal enemies in Denmark.
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