Måns von Rosenstein
Military, Rear Admiral.
Måns von Rosenstein, elder brother of Carl, became a lieutenant at the Army Navy in 1774.
From 1776 to 1778 he served in the British Navy and took part in Sir Peter Parker's squadron in the West Indies and attended the Battle of Quessant against France. As a French naval officer, Rosenstein participated in the American Revolutionary War, was captured by his former chief Admiral Parker, and brought to England.
On his return to Sweden in 1783 he became a second major in the Army fleet. Rosenstein distinguished himself particularly in the first Battle of Swedish Strait on August 24, 1789. He with his ship Oden managed to keep the Russian navy at bay to eventually be forced to surrender after which he was captured.
At the end of the war 1790, Rosenstein became a colonel in the army and was seven years later Rear Admiral.
Burial site: 0109-0462A
Image description: Måns von Rosenstein, painting by Per Krafft the Elder. Photo: Swedish Biographical dictionary / National Archives. [The image is cropped]
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