Note: Danish Neutrality and the Royal Navy, 1795-1797

By A.H. Reed, published May 1990


The policy of ‘security and prosperity’ which had dictated Danish neutrality resulted in a great number of belligerant cargoes being carried in belligerant ships under Danish flags. The sales of prizes also affected British owners. The Royal Navy attempted to challenge the poorly maintained Danish neutrality, with little success.

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Filed under: Baltic | French Revolution
Subjects include: Navies | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

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