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Time Line - January

Danish Naval Historical Time Line

Events marked with a indicates, that the day is also a Danish National or Military Flag Flying Day.

 January

3rd

1765

Royal Danish Naval Library is founded.

10th

2005

The Flexible Command Ship ABSALON, the largest ship ever in the Royal Danish Navy, has reached operational status.

14th

1814

Peace are made in Kiel between Denmark and England/Sweden.
Norway are forced into a union with Sweden, ending 400 years of a joined Danish-Norwegian Navy.

23rd

1951

The JUTLANDIA Expedition
The Danish Hospital Ship JUTLANDIA leaves Copenhagen on its first out of three missions to Korea, serving under the United Nations, commanded by Captain Kai Hammerich.
The expedition ends as JUTLANDIA returns to Copenhagen on October 16, 1953 after completion of its 3rd mission.

25th

1957

The naval cutter TERNEN, commanded by Lieutenant Commander Erik Erling Olsen, are lost off Ravns StorÝ in Greenland, presumably caused by icing conditions.
The whole crew of 8 officers and men are lost.

28th

1631

Kong Christian IVth's National Council agree to the plans for the construction of Nyboder as a home for Holmens (The Naval Dock Yard in Copenhagen) regular attendants.

29th

1801

The Navy Long Service Medal is instituted.

29th

1946

Minesweeper ME 1016 runs aground off Jernhatten at the southeast coast of Djursland, Jutland. The ship could not be salvaged.

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