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Battle Name : Hangö

Date(s) : 06 August 1714

Part of : Second or Great Northern War ,

Outcome : A victory for Russian Galleys over Swedish Fleet

Type of battle : Sea


Harrassed by the galleys in windless conditions the Swedish fleet under Admiral Ehrenskjold took refuge in a fjord alongside Cape Hangö. The Russian galleys attacked and although suffering heavy losses finally overwhelmed the Swedes.
It was Russia's first victory at sea.


Gulf of Finland near Cape Hangö. (Gulf of Finland)