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Danish and Austrian naval units clash in the North Sea at the Battle of Heligoland

Europe, 1857, zoomable map
05/09/1864
The Second Schleswig War saw the Danish Navy control the North Sea.  An Austrian squadron was organised and appeared in the English Channel in early May. A smaller Danish squadron met the Austrians, and their Prussian allies off the British island of Heligoland in the afternoon and after a sharp action, forced them to withdraw. The six-month war, however, ended in defeat for the Danes in July 1864.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Michael Embree, Bismarck's First War: The Campaign of Schleswig and Jutland 1864 (Solihull, England: Helion and Company, Ltd, 2007), 282-285.
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