Sweden could boast of a fleet of forty-three three-deckers (manned by 1l,000 men and armed with 2648 guns) and one of the finest arsenals in the world.
An armistice was made for fourteen weeks, which left the British fleet free to proceed up the Baltic. On the 12th of April, after lightening the three-deckers of their guns, the fleet passed over the shallows.
Deckers (Liege, 1894).
Two Spanish three-deckers blew up, and a 74-gun ship was taken.
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