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List of naval battles

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This is a chronological list of naval fleet battles:
Also see:
Single-ship actions and other major naval events
Category:Naval battles. Note that not all battles were given names at the time, so it would be wrong to make up names for them now. Hence they're referred to as "Action of (date)".

Contents

Ancient

Middle Ages

  • 456 - Romans under Flavius Ricimer defeat Vandals near Corsica
  • 468 Cape Bon - Vandals defeat East and West Romans
  • 551 - East Roman Byzantines under Artabanes defeat Ostrogoths
  • 552 - East Roman Byzantines under Narses defeat Ostrogoths
  • 655 "Battle of the Masts" - Arabs defeat Byzantine Greeks under Constans II
  • 677 Syllaeum
  • 678 - Greeks defeat Arabs (first use of "Greek fire")
  • 697? - Greeks under John defeat Arabs
  • 698 Carthage - Arabs defeat Greeks under John at Carthage
  • 717 September 3 - Byzantines under Leo III defeats Arabs
  • 718 Spring - Byzantines under Leo III defeats Arabs
  • 727 - Byzantine central fleet destroys provincial Aegean fleet
  • 747 Ceramea - Byzantines destroy large Arab fleet
  • 813 Byzantines defeat Arabs
  • 821 - Byzantine central fleet defeats provincial fleets in civil war
  • 841 - Arabs defeat Venetian squadron near Taranto
  • 868 - Byzantines under Niketas Oryphas destroy 2 Arab fleets near Thrace and in Gulf of Corinth
  • 885 Frisians defeat Vikings
  • 880 Night Battle of Cephalonia - Byzantines under Nasaris destroy Arab fleet
  • 880 First Milazzo - Byzantines under Nasaris destroy Arab fleet
  • 888 Second Milazzo - Arabs defeat Byzantines
  • 908 Battle in the Aegean Sea - Byzantines under Himerios defeat Arabs
  • 912 Chios - Syrian-Cilician fleet defeats Byzantine squadron under Himerios
  • 941 - Byzantine fleet destroys Kievan fleet under Igor near Bosphorus Strait
  • 956 - Tunisian fleet destroyed by Christians near Mazara
  • 958 - Tunis vs. Christians in Messina Strait
  • 964 - Arab fleet destroys Greek fleet under Patriarch Niketas near Calabria
  • 1000 September 9 Swold
  • 1004 - Venetians under Pietro Orseolo II defeat Arabs at Messina
  • 1005 - Pisans defeat Arabs at Messina
  • 1043 - Byzantines defeat Russian squadron in the Bosphorus
  • 1062 Nissa - Norwegians under Harald Hardrada defeat Danes in Kattegat
  • 1081 Durazzo - Venetian-Byzantine fleet defeats Normans near Durazzo, Albania
  • 1084 - Normans defeat Venetians in a series of battles near Albania
  • 1123 - Venetians defeat Arabs near Tel Aviv
  • 1137 - Venetians defeat Normans at Trani, Italy
  • 1149 Cape Malea - Venetians and Byzantines defeat Normans
  • 1156 January - Celtic ships defeat Viking squadron north of Scotland
  • 1177 - Venetians and the Vatican defeat Genovese and Pisans
  • 1183 November 17 Mizushima - Battle off coast of Shikoku
  • 1184 15 June Fimreite - King Sverre Sigurdsson of Norway defeats and kills rival King Magnus Erlingsson in the Sognefjord
  • 1185 March 22 Yashima - Battle off coast of Shikoku
  • 1185 April 25 Dan-no-ura - Decisive victory for Minamoto clan off present-day Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan, ends Genpei War
  • 1185 - Byzantines under Alexius Branas defeat Normans at Demetrists, Greece
  • 1213 May 30 and 31 Damme - English under William Longsword, sink most of fleet of France's King Philip II in the harbor of Damme
  • 1217 August 24 South Foreland (Dover) - The "Fight off Sandwich". Fleet of English Hubert and Burgh defeat French fleet of Eustace the Monk off Dover
  • 1241 - Pisans under Ansald di Mari defeat Genovese
  • 1263 - Venetians under Gilberto Dandolo defeat Genovese in the Bay of Nauplia
  • 1264 - Genovese defeat Venetians
  • 1266 Trapani - Venetians defeat Genovese
  • before 1279 - Conrad Lancia defeats Muslim fleet near Tunisia (details)
  • 1282 October 11 - Peter de Queralt defeats Angevin fleet near Reggio di Calabria (details)
  • 1282 October 14 - Peter de Queralt defeats Angevin fleet near Nicotera (details)
  • 1283 July 8 Malta - Roger of Lauria defeats Angevins in Grand Harbour, Malta
  • 1284 June 5 - Roger of Lauria vs Charles of Salerno in the Gulf of Naples (details)
  • 1284 Meloria
  • 1285 September 4 (probably) - Roger of Lauria defeats Philip of France near Barcelona (details)
  • 1287 June 23 The Counts - Sicily vs Angevins
  • 1294 - Genovese defeat Venetians
  • 1296 Curzota - Genoa defeats Venetian fleet including Marco Polo
  • 1298 Curzola Island - Venetians under Andrea Dandolo defeat Genovese
  • 1299 July 4 Cape Orlando - Sicily vs Angevins
  • 1300 June 14 Ponza - Roger of Lauria defeats Sicilians under d'Oria

14th century

  • 1304 August 18 (2 days) Zierikzee
  • 1339 - ?
  • 1340 June 24 Sluys - Edward III of England beats Franco-Genoese fleet of Philip VI of France off the coast of Flanders and gains control of the English Channel
  • 1342 Guernsey
  • 1350 August 29 (Old Style) L'Espagnols-sur-Mer - Edward III and the Black Prince defeat 40 Spanish ships
  • 1352 Bosphorus - Genovese vs Venetians, Byzantines and Aragonese
  • 1353 August - Venetians and Aragonese defeat Genovese near Sardinia
  • 1354 Modon - Genovese under Paganino Doria defeat Venetians under Nicolo Pisani in the Ionian Sea
  • 1354 Sapienza - Genoans destroy Venetian fleet
  • 1372 June 22 and 23 La Rochelle - Spain defeats England near La Rochelle
  • 1378 - ?
  • 1379 May 7 Pola - Genovese under Luciano Doria defeat Venetians under Vittore Pisani near Pula
  • 1380 Chioggia - Venetians under Andrea Contarini defeat Genovese

15th century

16th century

  • 1509 February 3 Diu - Portugal's India viceroy destroys Muslim fleet off Western India, controls spice trade
  • 1529 - Ottoman Turks under Khair-ad-Din (Barbarossa) defeat Spanish
  • 1535 - 20 Swedes/Danes/Prussians defeat 9 Lubeck ships
  • 1535 - Swedes/Danes/Prussians defeats 10 Lubeck ships
  • 1538 September 28 Preveza - Ottoman fleet under Khair-ad-Din (Barbarossa) defeats Spanish-Venetian fleet
  • 1545 July 19 - Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth
  • 1545 August 15 - English fight French off Portsmouth.
  • 1552 - Ottoman Turks under Sinan Pasha defeat Genoese under Andrea Doria off western Italy
  • 1558 - Portuguese fight British and French off Guinea
  • 1558 July 13 - English under Count Egmont defeat French under Marshal de Thermes off Gravelines
  • 1563 May 23? - Swedes defeat Danes
  • 1563 September 10 - Inconclusive Denmark vs Sweden
  • 1564 May 30 and 31 - Swedes vs Danes and Lubeckers
  • 1564 July 12 - Danes defeat Swedes
  • 1564 August 12 and 13 - Danes vs Swedes SE of Oland
  • 1565 June 4 - Danes and Lubeckers defeat Sweden
  • 1565 July 7 - Swedes defeat Danes and Lubeckers
  • 1566 July 26 - Swedes defeat Danes/Lubeckers
  • 1568 - Spanish defeat British at San Juan de Ulloa
  • 1571 October 7 Lepanto - Christian coalition decisively defeats Ottoman Turks in a large galley fight off western Greece
  • 1573 October 11 - Dutch "Sea Beggars" defeat Spanish in the Zuider Zee
  • 1574 January 27 - "Sea Beggars" under Adrian van Bergen vs Spanish under Romero
  • 1574 January 29 - "Sea Beggars" defeat Spanish (?)
  • 1574 June - Swedes capture 3 Lubeckers plus 15 merchantmen
  • 1576 (August) and 1578 Kizugawaguchi- Blockade efforts in Siege of Ishiyama Honganji, just off Osaka, Japan.
  • 1580s? Terceira - Spanish defeat British and French
  • 1588 July - Defeat of the Spanish Armada off southern England
  • 1595 about late June - Maltese vs Bizertans (details)
  • 1597 Bizertans vs Genoese and Romans
  • 1600 December 14 - Dutch vs Spanish at Manila

Early 17th century

  • 1604 October - Tuscans defeat Tunisians (details)
  • 1607 April Gibraltar - ? defeat Spanish
  • 1608 October 20 - Beauregard defeats Turkish trade fleet (details)
  • 1609 about April - French under Beaulieu vs Tunisians (details)
  • 1609 - Turks under Khalil defeat French under Fressinet near Cyprus (details)
  • 1609 - Venetians defeat Turks near Paxos (details)
  • 1609 June 29 - Spanish-French raid on Goletta (details)
  • 1610 August 21 - Tuscans vs Turks (details)
  • 1610 October 10 - Tuscans vs Turks (details)
  • 1611 August (end)? - Minor action between Danes and Swedes in Kalmar Sound
  • 1612 May 23 or 25 - Sicilian-Neapolitan galley fleet defeats Tunisians at The Goletta (details)
  • 1612 October 29-31 - British defeat Portuguese near Surat, India (details)
  • 1613 August 29 - Sicilians defeat Turkish trade fleet (details)
  • 1615 January 20-? (Old Style) - British defeat Portuguese in mainly minor skirmishes
  • 1616 January - Spanish vs ? (details)
  • 1616 about March? - Spanish under Ribera defeat Tunisians at The Goletta (details)
  • 1616 April 29 - Tuscans defeat Turks near Euboea (details)
  • 1616 July 14-16 - Spanish defeat Turks in the first regular action between galleys and sailing ships (details)
  • 1616 July - Spanish versus Dutch (details)
  • 1617 November 19 and 20 - Inconclusive battle between Spanish and Venetians (details)
  • 1618 June 24 - Venice hires Dutch ships and fights Spanish (details)
  • 1619 January 18 and 19 - Maltese vs Algerians near Malta (details)
  • 1619 - British defeat Portuguese
  • 1620 May 11 - Venetians under Nani defeat Spanish under Ribera (details)
  • 1620 June 26 - Tuscans defeat Bizertans (details)
  • 1620 - British defeat Portuguese
  • 1622 October - French vs ? near La Rochelle (details)
  • 1624 October (start) - Tuscan/Papal/Neapolitan force defeats Algerians near Sardinia (details)
  • 1625 February 1 and 3 - British and Dutch defeat Portuguese (details)
  • 1625 June 26 - Bizertans defeat Maltese near Syracuse, Sicily (details)
  • 1625 September 15 - French defeat Dutch
  • 1626 late - Danes defeat Dunkerque privateers (details)
  • 1627 November 28 Oliwa - Polish defeat Swedes
  • 1628 June 21 British defeat Venetians/French at Scanderoon (details)
  • 1629 September 16 - Swedes defeat Holy Roman Empire near Wismar (details)
  • 1630 September 4-8 - Danes force a retreat of Hanseatic ships in Elbe River (details)
  • 1634 about early May - Maltese galleys defeat Turkish vessels at Zante
  • 1634 July 19 - Maltese galleys under Valdina defeat Tripolitans
  • 1634 - Maltese under Villages defeat Turks
  • 1634 - Maltese privateers defeat Turkish galleys
  • 1638 June - Maltese galleys defeat Tripolitan sailing ships near Calabria
  • 1638 August 7 - Venetians under Capello defeats Algerians at Corfu
  • 1639 October 31 The Downs - Dutch under Tromp defeat Spanish under Oquendo in the English Channel
  • 1644 May 16 - Danes defeat Dutch ships which have been hired to support Sweden (details)
  • 1644 May 25 - Danes get slightly the better of 33 hired Dutch ships
  • 1644 July 1 Colberger Heide (Colberg Heath) - Danish and Swedish fleets fight an inconclusive battle off NE Germany
  • 1644 July 7 - Danes defeat Swedes in small battle (details)
  • 1644 August 10 - Dutch fleet under Thijsen brushes past Danish fleet under King Christian IV in Kjoge Bay, Denmark (details)
  • 1644 September 28 - Maltese galleys defeat Turkish sailing ships near Rhodes (details)
  • 1644 October 13 - Combined Swedish/Dutch fleet badly defeats Danish fleet near Femern, Germany (details)

Cretan Wars (1645-69)

  • 1645 September 28 or 29 - Christians vs Turks between Suda and Canea, Crete
  • 1645 October 1 - Christians vs Turks near Canea, Crete
  • 1646 May 26 - Venice defeats Turkey at the Dardanelles mouth (details)
  • 1646 August 14 - Inconclusive fight between Christians and Turks near Canea, Crete
  • 1647 August 25 - Inconclusive skirmish between Christians and Turks
  • 1647 September 9 - Inconclusive skirmish between Christians and Turks
  • 1649 May 6 - Minor battle between Venice and Turkey
  • 1649 May 12 Focchies Venetians defeat large Turkish fleet near western Turkey
  • 1649 July 15 - Venice vs Turkey near Candia, Crete (details)
  • 1649 July 18 - Venice defeats Turkey near Candia (details)
  • 1651 July 8 and 10 - Venetians under Mocenigo defeat Turks (details)
  • 1654 April - 4 Maltese defeat 13 Turks near Rhodes
  • 1654 May 16 - Turks under Murad defeat Venetians under Giuseppe Delfino in Dardanelles (details)
  • 1654 June 21 - Turks retreat after skirmish with Venetians near Milos
  • 1655 June 21 - Venetians defeat Turks in Dardanelles (details)
  • 1656 May 3 and 18 - Venetians under Mocenigo defeat Algerians (details)
  • 1656 June 26 and 27 - Venetians and Maltese defeat Turks in Dardanelles (details)
  • 1657 May 3 - Venetians defeat Algerines (details)
  • 1657 May 18 - Venice defeats Turkey and Algeria (details)
  • 1657 July 17 - Venetians, Maltese and Papal forces defeat Turks in Dardanelles (details)
  • 1659 August 26 or 27 - Venice under Contarini vs Turkey (details)
  • 1660 between May 26 and June 12 - Slight skirmish between Venice and Turkey
  • 1661 March (end) - Venice defeats Turkey in minor skirmish
  • 1661 May 18 - Venice defeats Turkey in minor skirmish
  • 1661 August 27 - Venice and Malta defeat Turkey near Milos, Greece (details)
  • 1662 September 29 - Venice defeats Turkish "Alexandria Caravan" between Kos and Kalymnos, Greece (details)
  • 1665 March - France defeats Algeria (details)
  • 1667 February 25 and 26 - Venice defeats Turkey near Crete (details)
  • 1668 February 8 and 9 - Venice defeats Turkey near Pelagia, Greece (details)
  • 1668 May 2 - France defeats Turkey (details)
  • 1668 September 13-December - Barbary "Turks" defeat Venice south of Crete (details)
  • 1669 June - Privateers defeat "Alexandria Caravan" escort near Rhodes (details)

Anglo-Dutch Wars (1652-74)

Later 17th Century

  • 1655 April 14 - Robert Blake destroys Tunisian ships at Porto Farina (details)
  • 1657 April Santa Cruz - Blake defeats Spanish (link (http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/static/pages/5800.html))
  • 1657 September 12 and 13 - Denmark vs Sweden fight inconclusively near Moen, Denmark (details)
  • 1658 October 29 - Dutch get the better of a Swedish fleet in a large battle near Copenhagen, in support of Denmark. Danish ships watch but are unable to participate (details)
  • 1659 March 30 - Minor battle between Netherlands and Denmark against Sweden
  • 1659 April 30 - Small running battle between Netherlands and Denmark against Sweden (details)
  • 1659 July 23 - Sweden defeats Dutch-Danish ships (details)
  • 1670 August - British/Dutch ships defeat an Algerine force near Gibraltar
  • 1671 May - Privateers beat off a force of Turkish galleys near Egina, Greece
  • 1675 July - (possible engagement) Britain defeats Tripoli
  • 1676 January - Britain defeats Tripoli
  • 1676 January Alicuri - France vs Netherlands and Spain
  • 1676 Palermo French vs Netherlands and Spain
  • 1676 May 25 and 26 - Dutch/Danish fleet defeats Swedish fleet between Bornholm and Rugen in the Baltic Sea
  • 1676 June 1 Öland - Dutch/Danish fleet defeats Swedish fleet south of Oland in the Baltic Sea
  • 1677 February? Tobago French vs Netherlands
  • 1677 May 31 and June 1 - Denmark defeats Sweden between Femern and Warnemunde, Baltic Sea (details)
  • 1677 July 1 and 2 Kjöge Bay - Denmark and Netherlands defeat Swedish fleet
  • 1678 - French defeat Netherlands in the Gibraltar Strait (details)
  • 1679 May 3 - Denmark vs Sweden
  • 1679 June 26, June 28, July 2 and July 20 - Series of skirmishes culminating in a Danish victory over Sweden
  • 1681 July 23 - France defeats Tripoli
  • 1681 September 30 - Spain defeats Brandenburg near Cape St Vincent (details)
  • 1682 - French attack on Algiers
  • 1686 July 12 - Venice attacks "Alexandria Caravan" with its Turkish and Tripolitan escort between Naxos and Nicaria
  • 1686 October 4 - Venice vs Turkey near Mitylene, Greece
  • c. 1687 - Turkey and Algeria, under Mezzo Morto, defeat Venice
  • 1688 June 15 - Venice attacks "Alexandria Caravan" with its Turkish and Algerian escort east of Naxos, Greece
  • 1689 May 1 Bantry Bay - French vs Britain off SW Ireland
  • 1689 - near Casquets
  • 1690 July 10 Beachy Head (Beveziers)
  • 1690 - France vs Britain and Netherlands near Madras
  • 1690 September 8 - Venice fights the combined fleet of Turkey, Algiers, Tripoli and Tunis near Mitylene, Greece (details)
  • 1692 May 27 - June 3 Barfleur and La Hougue - Decisive defeat of France in the War of the Grand Alliance
  • 1692 - French defeat Spanish near Cape Finisterre
  • 1692 - French defeat Tripolitans near Malta
  • 1694 June 29 - French under Jean Bart defeat Dutch under Hidde de Vries and others
  • 1695 February 9 and 19 - Turkish fleet defeats and then fights Venetians under Zeno (details)
  • 1695 September 15 and 18 - Contarini (Venice) vs Mezzo Morto (Turkey)
  • 1696 (mid) - Russia vs Turkey near Ochakov
  • 1696 - French defeat Dutch (details)
  • 1696 - Fight near Newfoundland
  • 1696 - Fight near San Domingo
  • 1696 August 22 - Venice under Contarini vs Turkey and allies under Mezzo Morto near Andros (details)
  • 1697 - Britain vs France
  • 1697 July 6, September 1 and September 20 - Contarini (Venice) vs Turkey in a series of battles in the Aegean Sea (details)
  • 1698 September 20 - Venice vs Turkey, Tripoli and Tunis near Samothrace, Greece (details)

Great Northern War (1700-21)

  • 1702 June 26 - Small-ship action between Sweden and Russia on Lake Ladoga
  • 1702 September 7 - Small-ship action between Sweden and Russia on Lake Ladoga
  • 1703 August 7 - Small-ship action between Sweden and Russia on Lake Peipus
  • 1704 May 17 - Small-ship action between Sweden and Russia on Lake Peipus
  • 1705 June 26 - Swedish ships attack Russian base of Kotlin
  • 1710 October 4 - Denmark under Gyldenløve defeats Sweden under Wachtmeister in Kjöge Bay (details)
  • 1712 April 11 - Danes under Knoff vs Swedes under Sjöblad (details)
  • 1712 July 31 and August 17 - Danes under Sehested fight and then defeat Swedes under Henck near Rugen (details)
  • 1712 August 4 - Very minor engagement between Russia and Sweden
  • 1712 September 28 - Very minor engagement between Denmark and Sweden
  • 1713 July 22 - Minor engagement between Sweden and Russia (details)
  • 1714 August 6 - Russian galleys under Apraksin defeat Swedish force (details)
  • 1715 April 24 - Danes under Gabel defeat Swedes under Wachtmeister (details)
  • 1716 July 8 Dynekilen - Danes under Tordenskjold defeat Swedes
  • 1717 May 14 or 15 - Danish attack on Göteborg is defeated
  • 1717 July 19 - Danish attack on Strömstad is defeated
  • 1718 September 17 or 21 - Swedes under King Carl XII defeat Danes under Paulssen
  • 1719 June 4 Osel Island - Russians defeat Swedes under Wrangel
  • 1719 July 13 - Danes under Rosenpalm defeat Swedes at Strömstad
  • 1720 August 7 Grengam - Russian galley fleet under Golitsyn defeats Swedish sailing ships under Sjöblad.

18th century

  • 1702 October 23 Vigo Bay - British defeat Spanish and destroy treasure fleet
  • 1704 August 24 - British/Dutch narrowly defeats French near Malaga (details)
  • 1707 October? - 2 French squadrons under Forbin defeat British convoy and escort under Richard Edwards
  • 1709 March 2 - Britain vs France (details)
  • 1713 - Portuguese defeat Indians near Cheul (details)
  • 1716 July 8 - Corner (Venice) fights an inconclusive battle against Jannum Koggia (Turkey) east of Corfu (details)
  • 1717 June 12, 13 and 16 - Venice vs Turkey in northern Aegean (details)
  • 1717 July 19 - Venice and its allies vs Turkey in Gulf of Laconia, Greece (details)
  • 1718 - Portuguese defeat Indians near Karwar (details)
  • 1718 July 20-22 - Venice vs Turkey (details)
  • 1742 May 31 - Swedes retreat after battle with Russians in Gulf of Finland (details)
  • 1744 February 22 Toulon - Draw between British and Franco-Spanish fleets south of Toulon
  • 1747 May 14 1st Cape Finisterre - British Admiral Anson defeats French Admiral de Jonquières
  • 1747 October 25 2nd Cape Finisterre - British Admiral Hawke defeats French Admiral de l'Etenduère
  • 1749 April 29 - Pocock (British) defeats d'Ache (French) (details)
  • 1749 August 3 - Pocock defeats d'Ache (details)
  • 1749 September 10 - British fight French and are too damaged to pursue
  • 1759 September 10 - Light Swedish force defeats similar Prussian force near Szczecin
  • 1759 November 20 Quiberon Bay - British defeat French near St Nazaire

Russo-Turkish War (1768-74)

  • 1770 May 27 and 28 - Russia vs Turkey near southern Greece (details)
  • 1770 June 4 - minor Russia vs Turkey South of Athens (details)
  • 1770 July 5-7 Chesma - Russian fleet defeats and burns Turkish fleet off western Turkey
  • 1772 November 6-8 - Russia defeats Turkey west of Patrai, Greece (details)
  • 1773 July 4 - Russia vs Turkey (details)
  • 1773 September 3 - Russia vs Turkey (details)
  • 1773 September? - Russia vs Turkey (details)
  • 1774 June 20 and July 9/19 - Russia vs Turkey (details)

American Revolutionary War (1776-83)

  • 1776 October 11 Valcour Island - Benedict Arnold escapes the British fleet under Guy Carleton
  • 1778 July 27 1st Ushant - Keppel (British) with 30 ships of the line fights an inconclusive action against D'Orvilliers (French) with 28
  • 1780 January 16 Cape St Vincent - Rodney (British) defeats de Langara (Spanish)
  • 1781 September 5 Chesapeake Bay - De Grasse (French) drives off Graves (British)
  • 1781 April 16 La Praya - Suffren (French) vs British, near Cape Verde Islands
  • 1781 December 12 2nd Ushant - Kempenfelt (British) captures part of a French convoy from De Guichen
  • 1782 February 17 Sadras - First indecisive fight between Suffren (French) and Hughes (British) off India
  • 1782 April 9 and 12 The Saintes - Rodney (British) decisively defeats De Grasse (French) in the West Indies
  • 1782 April 12 Providien - Second indecisive fight between Suffren and Hughes off India
  • 1782 July 6 Negapatam - Third indecisive fight between Suffren and Hughes off India
  • 1782 September 3 Trincomalee - Hughes fleet damages Suffren but withdraws
  • 1783 June 20 Cuddalore - Suffren prevents Hughes seizing Cuddalore. Last of the five battles between Suffren and Hughes

Russo-Turkish War (1787-92)

See also this page (http://www.navy.ru/history/hrn4-e.htm)

  • 1788 June 17 (?), 18, 28 and 29 and July 9 - Russian and Turkish land and sea forces clash near Ochakov (details)
  • 1788 July 14/25 Ochakov - Russia defeats Turkey near Fidonisi
  • 1789 June 2-4 - Russians defeat Turks at Sinope
  • 1790 July 19 Kerch Strait - Russia vs Turkey
  • 1790 September 8 and 9 Tendra - Russia vs Turkey
  • 1790 November 29 - Russians defeat Turks at Ismail
  • 1791 July 9 Machin - Russians defeat Turkish rowing vessels
  • 1791 August 11 Cape Kaliakra - Russia gets slightly the better of Turkey in a largely inconclusive battle near Bulgaria

Russo-Swedish War (1788-90)

See also this page (http://www.navy.ru/history/hrn5-e.htm)

  • 1788 July 17 Hogland - Bloody engagement between Swedish and Russian fleets. Both sides lose a ship, but Swedes withdraw.
  • 1789 July 26 Öland
  • 1789 October 11 1st Rochensalm - Clash of Swedish and Russian galley fleets results in Russian victory. Swedish admiral Erensferd loses 5 rowing frigates, as well as some smaller craft and is forced to retreat
  • 1790 May 13 Revel - Swedish fleet of 22 battleships and 4 frigates under command of Admiral Duke Carl of Sondermanland attacks Russian fleet under admiral Chitchagov (9 battleships, 5 frigates) anchored off Revel. Attack proves unsuccessful, Swedes lose two ships of the line and withdraw.
  • 1790 May 4 Fredrikshamn - Swedish galley fleet (140 galleys, 4 transports) attacks Russian galley detachement of capt. Sjlissov (60 galleys, 3 large rowing frigates). Attack is a success, Russians withdraw after a fight, losing at least 20 galleys and all 3 frigates.
  • 1790 June 3 and 4 - Action off Styrsudden
  • 1790 June 22 Vyborg Bay - Swedish fleet blockaded in the bay of Vyborg attempts a breakout. Swedes lose 7 ships of the line and three frigates, as well as smaller ships (4 ships and 2 frigates are taken by Russians), but succeed with the breakout and save the remainder of the fleet
  • 1790 June 28 Second Rochensalm - Decisive victory of the Swedish galley fleet

French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1793-1802, 1803-15)

  • 1793 November 18 - Short, inconclusive British-French battle (details)
  • 1794 January 22 and 25 - French attack British convoy (details)
  • 1794 June 1 The Glorious First of June - British fleet defeats French fleet in North Atlantic but French grain convoy makes it through to Brest
  • 1795 June 20 - Hood (British) defeats Villaret-Joyeuse (French) (details)
  • 1797 February 14 Cape St Vincent - Jervis (British) defeats Spanish near Gibraltar
  • 1797 March 26 - Austrian vessels, supported by Venetian battleship, fight off small French attack (details)
  • 1797 May 16 - Danish vessels get the better of Tripolitans near Tripoli, Libya (details)
  • 1797 October 11 Camperdown (Kamperduin) - British fleet under Admiral Duncan defeats Dutch
  • 1798 August 1-3 The Nile (Aboukir Bay) - Nelson (British) defeats a moored French fleet under Brueys in Egypt
  • 1799 August 4 - French attack British convoy (details)
  • 1801 April 5 Copenhagen - Nelson destroys moored Danish ships off Kobenhavn to prevent France taking them over
  • 1801 July 6-12 Algeciras - French defeat initial British assault, British counter-attack and defeat Franco-Spanish force.
  • 1803 May 24?, 25? and 27 - 4 ships take on Tripolitan gunboat force (details)
  • 1803 - Duckworth (British) defeats Rochambeau (French) near Santo Domingo
  • 1804 February 15 - French attack British convoy (details)
  • 1804 August 3, 7, 23/24 and 28 and September 2 - 5 raids on Tripoli (details)
  • 1805 about February - French squadron raids British (details)
  • 1805 July 4? - French capture British East Indiaman (details)
  • 1805 July 4 - two Russian ships defeat French gunboat force (details)
  • 1805 July 22 Cape Finisterre - inconclusive action between British Admiral Calder and French Admiral Villeneuve
  • 1805 August 6 - French attack British convoy (details)
  • 1805 October 21 Trafalgar - Nelson defeats combined Franco-Spanish fleet under Admiral Villeneuve, losing his life but gaining control of the oceans for Britain for the rest of the war
  • 1805 November 4 - British capture 4 French battleship survivors from Trafalgar
  • 1806 February 6 - Santo Domingo Duckworth defeats Leissegues (French) off Santo Domingo
  • 1807 February 19 - British battleships under Duckworth burn several Turkish ships in Dardanelles (details)
  • 1807 May - British vs Turks at mouth of Dardanelles (details)
  • 1807 July 1 Athos (Lemnos) - Russian fleet under Admiral Alexei Seniavin defeats Turks in northern Aegean
  • 1807 September 2-7 Copenhagen - British forces under Admiral Gambier and General Cathcart capture the Danish fleet
  • 1809 June 31 - French attack British convoy (details)
  • 1809 October 26 and 31 Cette and ?
  • 1810 July 3 - French frigate force defeats British East Indiamen in Mozambique Channel (details)
  • 1811 March 13 Lissa - British frigates under Hoste defeat larger Franco-Venetian squadron under Dubordieu off Lissa (Vis) in the Adriatic
  • 1811 November 29 - Britain captures French frigate (details)
  • 1812 February 22 - Britain captures French battleship Rivoli (details)
  • 1812 July 12 Lyngør - British sink last Danish frigate
  • 1813 November 5 - Skirmish between British and French near Toulon (details)

War of 1812

Greek War of Independence

  • 1821 March 4 - Greece vs Turkey north-west of Zakinthos
  • 1821-22 - Various skirmishes between Greeks and Turks
  • 1822 June 18-19 Chios - Greek rebel fleet under Constantine Kanaris defeats Turkish fleet of Kara Ali
  • 1823 September 27 - Greece vs Turkey west of Lemnos
  • 1823 October 23 - Greece vs Turkey near Pondikonisi
  • 1824 August 12, 13, 16, 17 and c.24 - Various skirmishes between Greeks and Turks/Egyptians/Africans
  • 1824 September 1 First Budrun - Greece vs Turkey and Egypt
  • 1824 September 9 Second Budrun
  • 1824 September 22 - Greece vs Egypt near Nikaria
  • 1824 September 29
  • 1824 November 12 and 13 - Greece vs Turkey and Egypt near Spinalonga
  • 1825 June 1 - Greece defeats Turkey between Euboea and Andros
  • 1825 June 14 and 15 - Greece defeats Turkey and Egypt near Suda Bay
  • 1825 June 28 and 29 - Greece vs Turkey and Egypt south of Cerigo
  • 1825 August 3 - Greece defeats Turkey near Missolonghi
  • 1825 November 15 - Greece vs Turkey (and allies?) near Navarin
  • 1825 November 25, 26, 29, 30 and December 6 and 7 - Greece vs Turkey (and allies?) near Missolonghi
  • 1826 January 26 and 28 - Greece vs Turkey
  • 1826 July 27 - Greece vs Turkey near Samos
  • 1826 September 10 and 11 - Greece vs Turkey near Mitylene
  • 1826 October 7 (6?) - Greece vs Turkey in Aegean Sea (?)
  • 1827 September 29 - Greece vs Turkey in Salona Bay
  • 1827 October 20 Navarino - British/French/Russian squadrons, under Admirals Codrington, Rigny, and Geiden, destroy Turkish/Egyptian/Tunisian fleet of Tahir Pasha off south-west Greece

Later 19th century

  • 1833 July 5 Cape St Vincent - British fleet under Sir Charles Napier defeats fleet of Portuguese usurper Don Miguel
  • 1849 May 3 - Schleswig-Holstein vs Denmark near Kiel
  • 1849 May 11 - Schleswig-Holstein vs Denmark near Bulk
  • 1853 October 30 Sinop - Russian battleships defeat Turkish frigates at Sinope, Turkey
  • 1853 November 5 - Russian steam frigate Vladimir defeats and captures Egyptian steam frigate Pervas-Bahri. This event was the first historic battle of two steam-powered vessels.
  • 1854 - British-French attack on Petropavlovsk (details)
  • 1862 March 8 and 9 Hampton Roads - First battle between ironclad warships
  • 1864 February Eckernfjorde - Danish ships defeated by Prussia
  • 1864 March 17 Jasmund - Prussia vs Denmark
  • 1864 May 9 Helgoland - Danish fleet defeats Prussian/Austrian fleet in the North Sea
  • 1866 February 7 Abtao - Spain vs Peru
  • 1866 July 20 Lissa - Austrians under Admiral von Tegetthoff rams and drives off superior Italian fleet under Persano
  • 1869 May 4-10 Hakodate
  • 1877 May 6 Pacocha
  • 1879–1883 the War of the Pacific, including the battles of Iquique (21 May 1879) and Angamos (8 October 1879)
  • 1884 August 23 Foochow - Small French squadron annihilates Chinese force at Foochow (Fuzhou)
  • 1885 February 13 Raid on Shipu - French attack Chinese ships
  • 1893-94 Brazilian Civil War - External site (http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/8088/BrazilCivilWar93.html)
  • 1894 July 25 Feng-tao - Japan defeats China
  • 1894 September 17 Yalu River - Japan defeats Chinese off Korea
  • 1898 May 1 Manila Bay
  • 1898 July 3 Santiago de Cuba

Early 20th century

World War I (1914-18)

Between the World Wars (1919-1939)

World War II (1939-45)

in the Sibuyan Sea -
Surigao Straits -
off Samar -
off Cape Engano -

After 1945

External links

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