Action off Warnemünde, 12 July 1564

Warnemünde was a small village at the mouth of the Warnow River, downstream from the important port of Rostok. In 1564 the Swedes had a guard ship, the Hvita Falk, off Warnemünde, guarding the entrance to the port (Nordic Seven Years War). On 12 July 1564 that guard ship was attacked by a squadron of three Danish ships – the Byens Løffue (56 guns), the Morian (47 guns) and the David (42). After a fight that lasted from dawn until noon, the captain of the Hvita Falk is said to have blown up his ship to avoid capture

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (31 July 2007), Action off Warnemünde, 12 July 1564 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_warnemunde.html

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