The Old Danish Frigate

By Rear-Admiral F. H. Kjolsen, published February 1965


This article gives the background to the naval battle between the Danish and German navies off Heligoland in 1864. One of the ships which took part was the fully-rigged wooden frigate Jylland. She was a screw-frigate, with a 400hp steam-engine and auxiliary screw. The article describes the battle which concluded when the German/Austrian forces sought sanctuary in the neutral British waters off Heligoland. Secured for the nation when she was struck off the navy list in 1908, she is still at anchor in the port of Ebeltoft. [now beautifully restored]

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Filed under: North Sea | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Shipbuilding & Design

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