Battle of Copenhagen 1801
For the last day of our Napoleonic Wars month we have an article on the Battle of Copenhagen (1801), the second of Nelson’s great naval victories, fought to defend Britain’s right to conduct a naval blockade of France.
We support the main article with our first two source documents. First is Nelson’s letter to the Crown Prince of Denmark, written as the fighting was starting to slacken, with the hope of ending the fighting sooner, and we follow up with Nelson’s second letter to the Crown Prince, securing the cease fire.
We also provide lists of the ships involved on both sides, with details of the fate of the Danish ships and the casualties suffered on the British.