HDMS Hielperen
The Hielperen was a 16-gun defence frigate
A frigate is any of several types of warship, the term having been used for ships of various sizes and roles over the last few centuries.In the 17th century, the term was used for any warship built for speed and maneuverability, the description often used being "frigate-built"...

 in the Royal Danish-Norwegian Navy. Commissioned in 1787, she took part in the Battle of Copenhagen
Battle of Copenhagen (1801)
The Battle of Copenhagen was an engagement which saw a British fleet under the command of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker fight and strategically defeat a Danish-Norwegian fleet anchored just off Copenhagen on 2 April 1801. Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson led the main attack. He famously disobeyed Parker's...

 on 2 April 1801 against the British Royal Navy
Royal Navy
The Royal Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the British Armed Forces. Founded in the 16th century, it is the oldest service branch and is known as the Senior Service...

. During the battle, the ship had a crew of 269 sailors, six of whom wounded in the battle, and was commanded by P.C. Lilienskiold. The ship took a severe beating but the crew managed to cut the ship's cables and escape to the safety of Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...

 Harbour. The ship withdrew from combat at 1 PM. Hielperen served in the Danish navy until 1806.

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