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High Seas Fleet

The fleet mostly consisted of old ships. It was stationed at the Karlskrona naval base.

In 1756, the High Seas Fleet could not put more than 6 ships of the line and 2 frigates on active service.

In 1757, it managed to increase this to 11 ships of the line, 5 frigates, 2 gunboats and 4 galleys.

During the following years, there were 8 ships of the line and a varying number of support vessels in service.

Personnel

n/a

Ships of the Line

In 1756, the fleet counted 24 ships of the line. Another ship of the line was launched during the war.

First Rate

Konung Frederik (96)
Konung Karl (120)

Second Rate

Drottnig Ulrika Eleonora (86)

Third Rate

Bremen (68)

Drottnig Lovisa Ulrika (72)
Enigheten (70)

Friheten (66)

Gota Lejon (74)
Prins Gustaf (74)

Prins Karl Fredrik (70)

Stockholm (68)

Fourth Rate

Adolf Fredrik (64)

Bremen (60)
Drottningholm (42)
Enigheten (56)
Feden (42)
Finland (56)

Fredericus Rex (62)

Fredrika Amalia (60)
Greve Sparre (56)
Hessen Cassel (64)
Pommern (56)
Prins Karl (60)

Prinsessan Sofia Charlotta (60)

Skane (64)
Stockholm (58)
Upland (52)
Vastmanland (60)
Wrede (52)

Frigates

In 1756, the fleet counted 12 frigates.

Corvettes

n/a

Brigs

In 1756, the fleet counted 3 brigs.

Gunboats

In 1756, the fleet counted 4 Prahme (oared gunboats), among which:

Akilles (32)

Bomb Ketches

In 1756, the fleet counted 3 bomb ketches.

Galliots

In 1756, the fleet counted 7 galliots.

Galleys

In 1756, the fleet counted 9 galleys, among which:

Adlerfelt (26)
Armfeldt (17)
Baner (26)

Transports

n/a

Army Fleet

This galley flotilla was stationed at Sveaborg, outside Helsingfors.

Personnel

Norrland Battalion
Roslag Battalion
Finland Battalion
Naval Artillery Battalion

Galleys

In 1756, the Army Fleet counted 57 galleys and 4 half galleys.

Gunboats

In 1756, the Army Fleet counted 4 Prahme (oared gunboats).

References

Blasco, Manuel: 3 Decks

Großer Generalstab: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Großen - Dritter Teil: Der Siebenjährige Krieg 1756–1763. Vol. 6 Leuthen, Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II (Publisher), Berlin 1904, pp.92-107, Annex pp. 11-16

O'Hara, Danny: Eighteenth Century Wargaming Resources On-Line

Sharman, Alistair: Sweden's Role in the Seven Years War: A Brief Chronology 1756-1761, Seven Years War Association Journal Vol. XII No. 4

Wilson, Peter: Swedish Politics and Armed Forces in the Seven Years War, Seven Years War Association Journal Vol. X No. 1

Wilson, Peter: The Swedish Navy in 1756, Seven Years War Association Journal Vol. X No. 1