Event Summary

Battle of Copenhagen

Date

April 2, 1801

Description

British assault on the Danish fleet; Nelson, aboard the Elephant and under command of head of the British Baltic fleet, Hyde Parker, ignores his signal to "break off action" and secures victory through his initiative.

Timeline 1

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

Timeline 2

Maps and Navigational Charts: A Selective Timeline to 1860

Related People

Nelson, Horatio

Record ID

1250