Danish steam frigate Jylland
Jylland in the museum dedicated to it, Ebeltoft, Denmark 2005.
|Builder:||Naval Dock Yard, Copenhagen|
|Laid down:||June 11, 1857|
|Launched:||November 20, 1860|
|Commissioned:||May 15, 1862|
|Status:||Naval memorial at Ebeltoft, Denmark|
|Notes:||Designed by Dock Master O. F. Suenson|
|Class & type:||Niels Juelsail- and screw propelled steam frigate|
|Tons burthen:||2456 tons|
|Length:||71 m (233 ft)|
|Beam:||13.5 m (44 ft)|
|Draft:||6 m (20 ft)|
|Sail plan:||square-rigged ship|
Jylland is one of the world's largest wooden warships, and is both a screw-propelled steam frigate and a sailship. During the Second War of Schleswig in 1864, she participated in the naval action against the Austrian-Prussian fleet in the Battle of Heligoland on 9 May 1864. Jylland along with the Niels Juel and Heimdall bested two Austrian frigates and three small Prussian gun boats, but was unable to maintain the blockade of the Prussian North Sea ports. Jylland sustained considerable damage during the battle.
In the 1890s she was reduced to stationary use and barely escaped scrapping in 1908. It was, however, decided to preserve her and she was towed to Ebeltoft in 1960. The hulked frigate further deteriorated until she was placed in dry dock in 1984. Restoration proved to be a major task; over 60% of the timber had to be replaced in addition to the rigging, armament, engines and loose gear.
In Danish, she is known as simply Fregatten Jylland, although several ships have used this name. The restoration efforts were completed in 1994 and she is on permanent display in dry dock at the town of Ebeltoft, Denmark. A commemorative coin was issued by the National Bank of Denmark.
Brouwer, Norman J. The International Register of Historic Ships. 3rd ed. London: Chatham Publishing, 1999.
Robert J Gardiner (ed.). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1979.
- Many photos and a brief story of the ship
- Danish Naval History: JYLLAND (1862–1908)
- Visit to Jylland in August 2011 Many high resolution photos
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