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The Gunboat War (1807–1814) was the naval conflict between Denmark–Norway and the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. [1]

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Aiskew Hollis

Vice-Admiral Aiskew Paffard Hollis (c. 1764 – 23 June 1844) was a Royal Navy officer of the early nineteenth century who is best known for his service in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

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Anholt (Denmark)

Anholt is a Danish island in the Kattegat, midway between Jutland and Sweden at the entrance to the North Sea in Northern Europe.

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Annexation (Latin ad, to, and nexus, joining) is the administrative action and concept in international law relating to the forcible transition of one state's territory by another state.

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Arendal is a municipality in the county of Aust-Agder in southeastern Norway.

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Øresund or Öresund (Øresund,; Öresund), commonly known in English as the Sound, is a strait which forms the Danish–Swedish border, separating Zealand (Denmark) from Scania (Sweden).

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Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, enclosed by Scandinavia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany and the North and Central European Plain.

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A barge is a flat-bottomed ship, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods.

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Battle of Alvøen

The Battle of Alvøen was a sea battle of the Gunboat War between Denmark-Norway and the United Kingdom.

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Battle of Anholt

The Battle of Anholt (25–27 March 1811) occurred during the Gunboat War, a war between the United Kingdom and Denmark-Norway.

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Battle of Copenhagen (1801)

The Battle of Copenhagen of 1801 (Danish: Slaget på Reden) was a naval battle in which a British fleet fought a large force of the Dano-Norwegian Navy anchored near Copenhagen on 2 April 1801.

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Battle of Copenhagen (1807)

The Second Battle of Copenhagen (or the Bombardment of Copenhagen) (16 August – 5 September 1807) was a British bombardment of the Danish capital, Copenhagen in order to capture or destroy the Dano-Norwegian fleet, during the Napoleonic Wars.

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Battle of Lyngør

The Battle of Lyngør was a naval action fought between Denmark-Norway and Britain in 1812 on the southern coast of Norway, it result in the destruction of a Danish frigate.

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Battle of Saltholm

The Battle of Saltholm was fought on 9 June 1808 during the Gunboat War.

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Battle of Silda

Battle of Silda (Affæren ved Silden or Affæren ved Stadt) was a naval battle fought on 23 July 1810 between the United Kingdom and Denmark–Norway near the Norwegian island of Silda in Sogn og Fjordane county.

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Battle of Zealand Point

The Battle of Zealand Point was a naval battle of the English Wars and the Gunboat War.

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Bergen, historically Bjørgvin, is a city and municipality in Hordaland on the west coast of Norway.

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Bornholm (Burgundaholmr) is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea, to the east of the rest of Denmark, south of Sweden, northeast of Germany and north of the westernmost part of Poland.

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Builder's Old Measurement

Builder's Old Measurement (BOM, bm, OM, and o.m.) is the method used in England from approximately 1650 to 1849 for calculating the cargo capacity of a ship.

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A cannon (plural: cannon or cannons) is a type of gun classified as artillery that launches a projectile using propellant.

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Carl Wilhelm Jessen

Carl Wilhelm Jessen (10 July 1764 – 30 March 1823) was a Danish naval officer and Governor of St Thomas in the Danish West Indies.

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A carronade is a short, smoothbore, cast iron cannon which was used by the Royal Navy and first produced by the Carron Company, an ironworks in Falkirk, Scotland, UK.

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Commodore (rank)

Commodore is a naval rank used in many navies that is superior to a navy captain, but below a rear admiral.

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Congreve rocket

The Congreve rocket was a British military weapon designed and developed by Sir William Congreve in 1804, based directly on Mysorean rockets.

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Copenhagen (København; Hafnia) is the capital and most populous city of Denmark.

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Cruizer-class brig-sloop

The Cruizer class was an 18-gun class of brig-sloops of the Royal Navy.

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Cutter (boat)

A cutter is typically a small, but in some cases a medium-sized, watercraft designed for speed rather than for capacity.

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Denmark–Norway (Danish and Norwegian: Danmark–Norge or Danmark–Noreg; also known as the Oldenburg Monarchy or the Oldenburg realms) was an early modern multi-national and multi-lingual real unionFeldbæk 1998:11 consisting of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Kingdom of Norway (including Norwegian overseas possessions the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, et cetera), the Duchy of Schleswig, and the Duchy of Holstein.

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Edward Nicolls

General Sir Edward Nicolls (1779 – 5 February 1865) was an Anglo-Irish officer of the Royal Marines.

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English Wars (Scandinavia)

The English Wars (Englandskrigene, Englandskrigen) were a series of conflicts between England and Sweden with Denmark-Norway as part of the Napoleonic Wars.

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is a municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway.

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First French Empire

The First French Empire (Empire Français) was the empire of Napoleon Bonaparte of France and the dominant power in much of continental Europe at the beginning of the 19th century.

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Frederikshavn is a Danish town in Frederikshavn municipality, Region Nordjylland, on the northeast coast of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark.

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Fredrik Henrik af Chapman

Fredrik Henrik af Chapman (9 September 1721 in Gothenburg – 19 August 1808) was a Swedish shipbuilder, scientist and officer in the Swedish navy.

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Fredriksvern (also called Friderichsværn (1801), Frederiksværn (1865), Fredriksværen (1900) and abbreviated Frsværn) was an important Norwegian naval base, just south of Larvik in Vestfold.

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French Revolutionary Wars

The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of sweeping military conflicts lasting from 1792 until 1802 and resulting from the French Revolution.

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A frigate is any of several types of warship, the term having been used for ships of various sizes and roles over the last few centuries.

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Gothenburg (abbreviated Gbg; Göteborg) is the second-largest city in Sweden and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries.

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Great Belt

The Great Belt (Storebælt) is a strait between the major islands of Zealand (Sjælland) and Funen (Fyn) in Denmark.

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Grenaa (or Grenå) is a Danish town and seaport on the east coast of the Jutlandic peninsula.

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A gunboat is a naval watercraft designed for the express purpose of carrying one or more guns to bombard coastal targets, as opposed to those military craft designed for naval warfare, or for ferrying troops or supplies.

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(Hámmárfeasta) is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway.

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Hasvik (Ákŋoluovtta gielda; Hasviikan komuuni) is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway.

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HDMS Allart (1807)

HDMS Allart, a brig launched at Copenhagen in June 1807, was amongst the ships taken by the British after the second Battle of Copenhagen.

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HDMS Holsteen

HolsteenThis ship's name appears as Holsteen or Holsten in Danish records, and as Holstein in English.

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HDMS Lolland (1810)

HDMS Lolland (or Laaland) was launched in March 1810.

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HDMS Lougen (1805)

HDMS Lougen was a Danish naval brig launched in 1805.

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HDMS Najaden (1811)

HDMS Najaden was a frigate in the Royal Danish-Norwegian Navy.

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HDMS Prinds Christian Frederik

HDMS Prinds Christian Frederik was a ship of the line in the Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy.

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Heligoland (Helgoland; Heligolandic Frisian: deät Lun, Mooring Frisian: Hålilönj) is a small German archipelago in the North Sea.

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Hired armed cutter Hero

Two vessels served the British Royal Navy as His Majesty's Hired armed cutter Hero.

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Hired armed vessels

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the British Royal Navy made use of a considerable number of hired armed vessels.

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HMS Tartar (1801)

HMS Tartar was a 32-gun fifth-rate ''Narcissus''-class frigate of the Royal Navy, built at Frindsbury and launched in 1801.

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Holstein (Northern Low Saxon: Holsteen, Holsten, Latin and historical Holsatia) is the region between the rivers Elbe and Eider.

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Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson

Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805) was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy.

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John Barrett (Royal Navy officer)

John Barrett (died 1810) was an Irish captain in the Royal Navy.

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Jutland (Jylland; Jütland), also known as the Cimbric or Cimbrian Peninsula (Cimbricus Chersonesus; Den Kimbriske Halvø; Kimbrische Halbinsel), is a peninsula of Northern Europe that forms the continental portion of Denmark and part of northern Germany.

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The Kattegat (Kattegatt) is a sea area bounded by the Jutlandic peninsula in the west, the Danish straits islands of Denmark to the south and the provinces of Västergötland, Scania, Halland and Bohuslän in Sweden in the east.

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Kingdom of Norway (1814)

In August 1814, after a loss in the Swedish–Norwegian War, Kingdom of Norway was forced to join in a personal union with Kingdom of Sweden, thereby becoming subject to a naval blockade by the British Empire, but remaining largely autonomous within the union.

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The Langesundsfjord, also known as the Breviksfjord, is a stretch of fjord from northern Skagerrak, between the islands of Sandøya, Bjørkøya and Siktesøya in Porsgrunn municipality and the mainland of Bamble municipality, in Telemark county in the southeastern part of Norway.

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List of single-ship actions

A single-ship action is a naval engagement fought between two warships of opposing sides, excluding submarine engagements; called so because there is a single ship on each side.

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Lloyd's List

Lloyd's List is one of the world's oldest continuously running journals, having provided weekly shipping news in London as early as 1734.

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A lugger is a class of boat, widely used as traditional fishing boats, particularly off the coasts of France, England and Scotland.

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Lyngør is a village area on a group of small islands in the municipality of Tvedestrand in Aust-Agder county, off the southeast coast of Norway.

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Magazine (artillery)

Magazine is the name for an item or place within which ammunition or other explosive material is stored.

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Monarchy of Sweden

The Monarchy of Sweden concerns the monarchical head of state of Sweden,See the Instrument of Government, Chapter 1, Article 5.

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Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars.

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Napoleonic Wars

The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions, financed and usually led by the United Kingdom.

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Neutral country

A neutral country is a state, which is either neutral towards belligerents in a specific war, or holds itself as permanently neutral in all future conflicts (including avoiding entering into military alliances such as NATO).

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Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

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Norwegian Gunships

The Norwegian gun-ships were a class of ten armed schooners that served first in the Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy, and then after 1814 in the Royal Norwegian Navy.

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Peter Nicolay Skibsted

Peter Nicolay Skibsted (1787–1832) was a Danish naval officer with a successful career marred only by the loss in 1810 of a squadron of three gunboats under his command to the British.

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Pomor trade

Pomor trade (from p; po «by» and more «ocean»; «area by the ocean», the same word is the basis for Pomerania), is the trade carried out between the Pomors of Northwest Russia and the people along the coast of Northern Norway, as far south as Bodø.

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Reserve fleet

A reserve fleet is a collection of naval vessels of all types that are fully equipped for service but are not currently needed, and thus partially or fully decommissioned.

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Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy order of battle in Norway (1808)

Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy order of battle in Norway in 1808As translated/copied from the reference "Fra Krigens Tid"and summarised by Viking1808 November 2016 to January 2017.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Saltholm (Salt Islet) is a Danish island in the Øresund, the strait that separates Denmark and Sweden.

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A schooner is a type of sailing vessel with fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts.

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A shallop was a small boat used for coastal navigation from the seventeenth century.

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Sheerness is a town beside the mouth of the River Medway on the north-west corner of the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent, England.

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Shetland (Old Norse: Hjaltland), also called the Shetland Islands, is a subarctic archipelago of Scotland that lies northeast of Great Britain.

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Ship of the line

A ship of the line was a type of naval warship constructed from the 17th through to the mid-19th century to take part in the naval tactic known as the line of battle, in which two columns of opposing warships would manoeuvre to bring the greatest weight of broadside firepower to bear.

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Silda, Sogn og Fjordane

Silda is an island in Vågsøy Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.

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In the rating system of the British Royal Navy used to categorise sailing warships, a sixth-rate was the designation for small warships mounting between 20 and 28 carriage-mounted guns on a single deck, sometimes with smaller guns on the upper works and sometimes without.

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Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it.

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Steen Andersen Bille (1751–1833)

Steen Andersen Bille (1751–1833) was a successful Danish naval officer and a member of the Bille family.

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Striking the colors

Striking the colors, meaning to lower the flag (the "colors") which signifies a ship's or garrison's allegiance, is a universally recognized indication of surrender, particularly for ships at sea.

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Sunningen is a locality situated in Uddevalla Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 742 inhabitants in 2010.

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Tharangambadi, formerly Tranquebar (Trankebar), is a town in the Nagapattinam district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu on the Coromandel Coast.

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In the rating system of the British Royal Navy, a third rate was a ship of the line which from the 1720s mounted between 64 and 80 guns, typically built with two gun decks (thus the related term two-decker).

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Thomas Macnamara Russell

Vice-Admiral Thomas McNamara Russell (died 22 July 1824) was an admiral in the Royal Navy.

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Treaty of Kiel

The Treaty of Kiel (Kieltraktaten) or Peace of Kiel (Swedish and Kielfreden or freden i Kiel) was concluded between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Kingdom of Sweden on one side and the Kingdoms of Denmark and Norway on the other side on 14 January 1814 in Kiel.

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Uddevalla is a town and the seat of Uddevalla Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was established by the Acts of Union 1800, which merged the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland.

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War of the Sixth Coalition

In the War of the Sixth Coalition (March 1813 – May 1814), sometimes known in Germany as the War of Liberation, a coalition of Austria, Prussia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and a number of German states finally defeated France and drove Napoleon into exile on Elba.

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West Yorkshire Regiment

The West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) (14th Foot) was an infantry regiment of the British Army.

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