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Copenhagen. Ivar Huitfeld column

In Langelinie Park located the monument to Admiral Ivar Huitfeldt and sailors who died in the naval battle in the Gulf Chege during the great Northern war (map). The monument was built in 1886 by architect William Dahlerup.

Copenhagen. A column of Huitfeld (Ivar Huitfeldt Column)

In the battle with the Swedish fleet at Kjoge (Battle of Køge Bay) on 4 October 1710, the ship Dannebrog under the command of Huitfeld on fire from hits by the enemy. The ship could be saved by turning under the wind and throwing it to shore, but during this maneuver the flames could spread to standing in order of battle ships, and set fire to merchant ships in the port and the city Ciege, as was a very strong wind. The courageous commander decided to put the burning ship at anchor in front of the enemy's squadron. The fire on the "Dannebrog" came to the powder camera, and the ship exploded. Of the more than seven hundred members of the crew managed to escape only three.

Copenhagen. A column of Huitfeld (Ivar Huitfeldt Column)

1872-1875 from the sunken ship was raised anchors and cannons, which are used for the decoration of the monument.

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Originally it was planned to erect a monument in the cemetery naval base Holmen but for such a massive monument there simply wasn't space. Eventually he was installed on the Langelinie promenade.

Copenhagen. A column of Huitfeld (Ivar Huitfeldt Column)