As a result, the British expanded their trade embargo to Russian waters and the British navy conducted forays northwards into the Barents Sea.
The navy conducted raids on Hasvik and Hammerfest and disrupted the Pomor trade, the Norwegian trade with Russia.
The British were instead more successful on 11 September when HMS Carrier brought to the British Admiralty the despatches from Admiral Thomas Mc Namara Russell announcing the capitulation of the small island of Heligoland to the British.
The Danes where also victorious on 19 June, when the brig HMS Seagull pursued and caught up with the Danish brig HDMS Lougen, which was armed with eighteen short 18-pounder guns and two long 6-pounder guns.s rigging and dismounted five of her guns. Seagull sank soon after the Danes captured her, drowning several of her captors who were aboard.Eventually Seagull struck, having lost eight men killed and 20 wounded, including her captain, R. The Danes later recovered Seagull and added her to their navy. Sixteen Danish gunboats captured her off Langeland in the Great Belt on 2 August.Although the discussion below focuses on armed encounters involving an exchange of fire, one must keep in mind that the British also captured numerous Danish privateers without firing a shot, and conducted an economic war, regularly seizing merchant vessels as prizes.Further economic damage was done by raids on the smaller islands, many populated but undefended.On 4 June four Danish gunboats attacked HMS Tickler and captured her after a four-hour fight.
Tickler had lost her captain and 14 other men killed, and 22 other officers and men killed and wounded out of her crew of 50 men; the Danes had one man wounded.The Gunboat War (1807–1814) was the naval conflict between Denmark–Norway and the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars.The war's name is derived from the Danish tactic of employing small gunboats against the conventional Royal Navy.As a result of the British confiscation and destruction of large parts of the Danish-Norwegian fleet during the assault on Copenhagen, the Dano-Norwegian government decided to build gunboats in large numbers to compensate the loss.The gunboats were originally designed by a Swede, Fredrik Henrik af Chapman, and the strategic advantage of gunboats lay in the fact that they could be produced rapidly and inexpensively throughout the kingdom.Unfortunately for the British the Guelderland had already sailed, so during the night the British sent in boats in an attempt to attack other shipping in the harbour.