Battle of Zealand Point - 22 March 1808
Danish ship-of-the-Line Prinds Christian Frederick
The Battle of Zealand Point 22 March 1808
On the main website of http://www.sailingnavies.com
there is an empty page for the last Danish ship-of-the-line Prinds Christian Frederick.
The final voyage of this ship, which ended at the Battle of Zealand Point on 22 March 1808, is well presented [in both Danish and English] on a Danish website athttp://www.navalhistory.dk/english/history/1801_1814/sjodde1808.htm
[Danish Naval History: Johnny E. Balsved ]
In the hours leading up to the final battle with two major British battleships [HMS Stately and Nassau] the Danish ship was closely followed, or lead, by HMS Quebec (32) and “two other frigates”.
From my own researches, these two other frigates can be identified as the 16-gun sloops HMS Lynx and HMS Falcon. The logbook of the Falcon [National Archives, Kew, London Ref ADM 51/4446
]records joining up with Quebec and Lynx, receiving a signal “Enemy to windward”, and clearing for action some hours before meeting up with the British taskforce. This logbook entry, and other material from 1808 with respect to the falcon, can be read at my own websitehttp://www.youfreeweb.com/falcon1808/
I have not had access to the logbooks of Quebec or Lynx, but both are held at National Archives, Kew, London. Anyone interested in following up this note might start there. I would be interested to hear any results.