It has been generally accepted that the Danish ship-of-the-line Prins Christian Frederick was the last ship-of-the-line in the Danish navy during the Napoleonic wars. This ship was destroyed by British action on 23 March 1808 at the Battle of Zealand Point.
In translating from the Danish
(Danish) T. A. Topsøe-Jensen og Emil Marquard (1935) : Officerer i den dansk-norske Søetat 1660-1814 og den danske Søetat 1814-1932 : (Officers of the Danish-Norwegian Naval Service 1660 -1814 and the Danish Naval Service 1814-1932)
There are clear reports of two Danish Officers operating on the Scheldt in 1808 and early 1809 in two ships-of-the-line captained and crewed by Danes. The officers, Frederick Christian Holsten (page 625 of Volume I of reference) and Jørgen Conrad de Falsen (page 360 of same) were replaced in February 1809 as captains of these ships by French captains and effectively mutinied, refusing to accept orders. Both were arrested and sentenced to six months’ confinement in Frederickshavn Citadel in Denmark. Lieutenant Holsten’s ship is named as Pultusk, Lt. Falsen’s ship is not named.
I cannot find these ships on http://www.threedecks.org
or in the Danish Orlogmuseet catalogue. Danish territory at that time still extended down to Hamburg (though occupied by French and Spanish allies of Denmark)
Can anybody clarify whose ships these were?
A confused Viking!