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Battle of Saaremaa(Ösel) Island 1719

Postby Anatol » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:59 pm

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The Battle of Saaremaa(Osel) Island took place on May 24, 1719 (OS), during the Great Northern War . It was fought near the island of Saaremaa (Ösel). It led to a victory for the Russian captain Naum Senyavin , whose forces captured three enemy vessels, sustaining as few as eighteen casualties. The Russian fleet had become so powerful that it could now challenge the Swedish fleet on the open sea. In May 1719 Captain Naum Sinyavin left Revel with a group of six ships of the line and a snow to intercept a Swedish unit. On 24 May, the adversaries met not far from Osel Island. Sinyavin, aboard the 52-gun Portsmouth, supported by Captain Konon Zotov on the Devonshire, resolutely attacked the flagship of Swedish Commodore Wrangel. In the fierce fight that ensued, the Portsmouth, despite the loss of sails, managed to hit the 34-gun Swedish frigate Karlskrona Vapen with a fore-and-aft salvo, forcing her to surrender. When the Swedish flagship, the 52-gun ship of the line Wachtmeister, attempted to escape from the Russians, Captain Iakov Shapizo commanding the Raphail and Lieutenant-Commander John Delyap of the Hyagudiil were sent in pursuit. The bloody ensuing fight continued until the Russians overcame the Swedish flagship and forced her to strike her colours. Aboard the captured ships were approximately 110 killed and wounded. Sinyavin's feat went down in history, and the battle of Osel Island became the first victory of the Russian fleet on the open sea. Sinyavin was himself promoted to the rank of Captain-Commodore. The design stamp is made after painting of Aleksey Bogolyubov: Battle of Osel.
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Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ösel_Island http://www.neva.ru/EXPO96/book/chap2-3.html
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Re: Battle of Saaremaa(Ösel) Island 1719

Postby Anatol » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:33 pm

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Victory at about Ezel 1719. Botswana 2015;P3.60;SG?
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Re: Battle of Saaremaa(Ösel) Island 1719

Postby Anatol » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:53 pm

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Battle of Saaremaa(Ösel) Island 1719.
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