Battle of Copenhagen
The Battle of Copenhagen by Christian Mølsted.
1801 Apr 2

Battle of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark
The Battle of Copenhagen of 1801 was a naval battle in which a British fleet fought and defeated a smaller force of the Dano-Norwegian Navy anchored near Copenhagen on 2 April 1801. The battle came about over British fears that the powerful Danish fleet would ally with France, and a breakdown in diplomatic communications on both sides. The Royal Navy won a resounding victory, besting fifteen Danish warships while losing none in return.