List of naval battles

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This list of naval battles is a chronological list delineating important naval fleet battles.

Note
If a battle's name isn't known it's just referred to as "Action of (date)".

Ancient[edit]

Year Battle
1210 BC Hittites defeat Cypriots near Cyprus
c.1190 BC Battle of the Delta Ramses III defeats the "Sea Peoples" in the Nile delta
664 BC Corinth battles Corfu
c.535 BC
to 540 BC
Alalia Carthaginians and Etruscans defeat Greeks near Alalia (now Aléria), Corsica
497 BC Ionians defeat Phoenicians near Cyprus
494 BC Lade Persians defeat Ionians
480 BC Artemisium Persians defeat Greeks
Salamis The Athenian navy defeats Persians
474 BC Cumae Syracuse and Cumae defeat Etruscans
460s BC Eurymedon Delian League defeats Persians
450s BC Salamis (in Cyprus) Delian League defeats Phoenicians and Cilicians
433 BC Sybota Corcyra and Athens defeat Corinthians
429 BC Battles of Naupactus Athenians defeat Spartans and Corinthians
425 BC Pylos Athenians defeat Spartans
413 BC Syracuse Syracusans defeat Athenians
411 BC Cynossema Athenians defeat Spartans
Eretria Spartans defeat Athenians during September
410 BC Cyzicus Athenians defeat Spartans and Peloponnesians
406 BC Arginusae Athenians defeat Peloponnesians
405 BC Aegospotami Spartans destroy the Athenian navy
394 BC Cnidus Persians defeat Spartans
383/4 BC Pharos Syracusans defeat Liburnians
376 BC Naxos Athenians defeat Spartans
357 BC Chios defeats an Athenian fleet during the Social War
306 BC Salamis (in Cyprus) Demetrius I Poliorcetes defeats the fleet of Menelaeus, brother of Ptolemy I of Egypt
276 BC Battle of the Strait of Messina Carthaginians defeat the fleet of Pyrrhus of Epirus
260 BC Lipara Islands Carthaginians defeat Romans
Battle of Mylae Romans under Duilius defeat Carthaginians near Sicily
258 BC Cos Antigonus II Gonatas defeats Ptolemy II
Sulci Romans under Gaius Sulpicius Paterculus defeat Carthaginians under Hannibal Gisco
257 BC Tyndaris Romans under Gaius Atilius Regulus defeat Carthaginians under Hamilcar
256 BC Cape Ecnomus Romans defeat Carthaginians
249 BC Drepana Carthaginians defeat Romans
229 BC Paxos Illyrians conquer island of Corcyra
245/246 BC Ancient Macedonians defeat Egyptians at Andros
10 March 241 BC Aegates Islands Roman victory over the Carthaginians, ending the First Punic War
218 BC Lilybaeum Romans under Amellius defeat Carthaginians near Lilybaeum, Sicily
217 BC Ebro River Romans under Cornelius Scipio defeat Carthaginians near the mouth of the Ebro River (Spain)
206 BC Carteia Romans under Gaius Laelius defeat Carthaginians under Adherbal
201 BC Chios Philip V of Macedon defeated by the Egyptians, Rhodians, and Pergamese
2nd Battle of Lade Philip V of Macedon defeats Rhodians under Cleonaeus
190 BC Eurymedon Roman forces under Lucius Aemilius Regillus defeat a Seleucid fleet commanded by Hannibal
Myonessus Romans under Regillus and Rhodians under Eudoras defeat Seleucids under Polyxenidas
147 BC Port of Carthage Carthaginians under Hasdrubal defeat the Roman fleet of Lucius Hostilius Mancinus
74 BC Chalcedon Pontians under Mithridates VI defeat the Roman fleet of Marcus Aurelius Cotta
73 BC Tenedos Romans under Lucius Licinius Lucullus defeat a Pontian fleet
67 BC Korakesion Romans under Pompey defeat pirates from Cilicia
56 BC Morbihan Romans under Decius Brutus defeat Veneti near Armorica
49 BC Ile du Levant Romans under Decius Brutus defeat [ ]
Romans under Decius Brutus defeat [ ] at Tauroentum
42 BC The Republican fleet intercepts and destroys reinforcements of the triumvirs led by Gnaeus Domitius Calvinus
3 September 36 BC Naulochus Agrippa defeats Sextus Pompeius
2 September 31 BC Actium Octavian decisively defeats Antony and Cleopatra
70 Rome vs Batavi in the Maas
199 Shaxian Wu forces under Sun Ce defeat Liu Biao and Huang Zu
208 Red Cliffs Combined forces of Liu Bei and Sun Quan defeat fleet under Cao Cao
221 Yiling Sun Quan defeats the fleet under Liu Bei and successfully defends Jingzhou
222 Dongkou Eastern Wu general Lü Fan manages to defeat Cao Xiu
272 Xiling Lu Kang defeats Jin general Bu Chan and retakes Xiling[disambiguation needed]

Middle Ages[edit]

12th century[edit]

13th century[edit]

  • 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 Dover (South Foreland) - The "Fight off Sandwich". Fleet of English Hubert and Burgh defeat French fleet of Eustace the Monk off Dover. There were actually 2 battles - this describes the 2nd
  • 1241 May 3 (First) Meloria - Pisans under Ansaldo de Mari defeat Genoese
  • 1263 - Settepozzi - A Venetian fleet of 38 ships under Gilberto Dandolo defeates a joint Byzantine-Genoese fleet of 48 ships off the Peloponnese
  • 1264 - Genoese defeat Venetians
  • 1266 Trapani - Venetians defeat Genoese
  • ca. 1273/1275 - Demetrias - Byzantine fleet defeats coalition of Lombard and Venetian lords of Euboea and Crete
  • before 1279 - Conrad Lancia defeats Muslim fleet near Tunisia (details)
  • 1279 March 19 Yamen - Yuan Dynasty defeats Song Dynasty
  • 1282 October 11 - Peter de Queralt defeats Angevin fleet near Reggio di Calabria (details)
    • October 14 - Peter de Queralt defeats Angevin fleet near Nicotera (details)
  • 1283 July 8 Malta - Aragonese-Sicilians under Roger of Lauria defeat Angevins in Grand Harbour, Malta
  • 1284 June 5 Gulf of Naples - Aragonese-Sicilians under Roger of Lauria defeat Neapolitans and capture Charles of Salerno (later Charles II of Naples)
  • 1285 August? (possibly mid-September) - 11 Catalan galleys defeat 25 French galleys under Guillaume de Lodève at Rosas
    • September 4 (probably) Les Formigues (Las Hormigas) - Aragonese-Sicilians under Roger of Lauria defeat French under di Mari and de Orreo near Barcelona
  • 1287 June 23 The Counts - Aragonese-Sicilians under Roger of Lauria defeat Angevins near Naples
  • 1288 Third Battle of Bach Dang - Vietnamese defeat Mongols
  • 1294 Laiazzo - Genoese defeat Venetians near Laiazzo
  • 1298 September 9 Curzola - Genoese fleet under Lamba Doria defeats Venetians under Andrea Dandolo
  • 1299 July 4 Cape Orlando - Angevins under Roger of Lauria defeat Sicilians under d'Oria off northern Sicily
  • 1300 June 14 Ponza - Angevins under Roger of Lauria defeat Sicilians under d'Oria near Naples

14th century[edit]

15th century[edit]

16th century[edit]

  • 1509 February 3 Diu - Portugal's Indian viceroy defeats a combined Egyptian-Gujarat Sultanate fleet off Gujarat, India, and controls spice trade
  • 1510 - Maltese under Prégent de Bidoux defeat Venetians
  • 1512? - Genoese under Andrea Doria defeat Moors at Algiers
  • 1512 August 10 St Mathieu - English defeat French off Brest; Regent and Marie la Cordelière sunk
  • 1526 - Swedes and Lübeckers defeat pirate fleet
  • 1529 - Ottoman Turks under Khair-ad-Din (Barbarossa) defeat Spanish
  • 1535 early June - 20 Swedes/Danes/Prussians defeat 9 Lübeck ships
  • 1535 June? - Swedes/Danes/Prussians defeat 10 Lübeck ships at Fyen
  • 1538 September 28 Preveza - Ottoman Turk fleet under Khair-ad-Din defeats Spanish-Venetian-Papal fleet
  • 1545 July 18 and 19 The Solent - French attack English off Portsmouth; Mary Rose sinks
    • August 15 - English fight French off Portsmouth
  • 1549 early August (?) - English defeat French near Channel Islands
  • 1552 Ponza - Ottoman Turks under Sinan Pasha defeat Genoese under Andrea Doria off western Italy
  • 1555 August 11 - Bloody and inconclusive melée between French privateers and a Dutch merchant fleet off Calais
  • 1558 - Portuguese fight English and French off Guinea
    • July 13 - English under Count Egmont defeat French under Marshal de Thermes off Gravelines
  • 1560 May 11 Djerba - Turkish galleys defeat Christian force near Djerba, Tunisia

Northern Seven Years War (1563-70)[edit]

Year Date Battle
1563 Action of 30 May Swedes capture three Danes before war is declared.
Action of 11 September Inconclusive [skirmish?] between Danes/Lübeckers and Swedes.
1564 Action of 30 May Swedes under Bagge [clash with?] Danes/Lübeckers under Trolle.
Action of 12 July A Swedish captain blows up his ship after a Danish attack.
Action of 12 August Swedes under Klas Horn defeat Danes under Herluf Trolle, southeast of Öland.
1565 Action of 4 June An indecisive battle between Danes/Lübeckers and Swedes near Buchow.
Action of 7 July Swedes defeat Danes/Lübeckers between Bornholm and Rügen.
1566 Action of 26 July Swedes defeat Danes/Lübeckers between Öland and Gotland.
1568 Swedish fleet captures several Polish corsairs and drives off remainder.[2]

Later 16th century[edit]

  • 1568 September 23 - Spanish under Martin Enriquez defeat English under Hawkins at San Juan de Ulúa, Mexico Offsite link
  • 1570 - English under Burrough and Hodsdon defeat Danes in the Baltic Sea
    • July 15 - Turkish galliots under Uluch Ali defeat Maltese galleys under Saint-Clement near Gozo
  • 1571 January - Venetians under Marco Querini defeat Turks near Famagusta, Cyprus
    • October 7 Lepanto - Christian coalition decisively defeats Ottoman Turks in a large galley fight off western Greece
  • 1572 August 7 and 10 - Venetians under Colonna vs Turks under Kilitch Ali between Cervi and Cerigo and near Cape Matapan
    • September/October - Several skirmishes between Spanish/Venetians and Turks
  • 1573 April 17 Flushing - Sea Beggars defeat Spanish under Sancho d'Avila
  • 1574 January 29 Oosterschelde - Sea Beggars under Willem Boisot defeat Spanish under Luis de Resquesens
    • May 30 Battle of lillo - Sea Beggars under Boisot defeat a Spanish fleet
    • June - Swedes capture 3 Lubeckers plus 15 merchantmen
  • 1576 August and 1578 Kizugawaguchi - Blockade efforts in Siege of Ishiyama Honganji, just off Osaka, Japan
  • 1582 July 26 Battle of Terceira (Battle of Ponta Delgada) - Spanish under Alvaro de Bazán defeat French, Portuguese, Dutch and English under Filippo Strozzi in the Azores
    • 1582 July 27 Battle of Vila Franca Alvaro de Bazán wins a second battle at the Azores in as many days.
  • 1583? Maltese under Avogadro vs Turks
  • 1583 August 3 - Venetians defeat Maltese under Avogadro between Cerigotto and Cape Spada
  • 1585 April - Maltese galleys defeat and capture Turkish sailing ship
  • 1586 - English under Edward Wilkinson vs Spanish and Maltese under Pedro de Gamboa y Leyva at Pantellaria
  • 1588 July and August - Defeat of the Spanish Armada off southern England
  • 1589 - English Armada
  • 1591 about June 13 - English vs Spanish under Diego de la Ribera
  • 1592 May 7 Okpo - Korean navy under Won Gyun and Yi Sun-sin defeat Japanese navy under Todo Takatora
    • May 29 Sacheon - Korean Navy defeats Japanese
    • August 14 Hansan Island - Korean navy defeats Japanese fleet in the bay of Hansan island.
    • November 1 Busan - Japanese defeat Koreans[3]
  • 1595 about late June - Maltese vs Bizertans (details)
  • 1595-96 - Spanish defeat English raiding/invasion expeditions of the Spanish Main led by Drake and Hawkins
  • 1597 July 15 or August 28 Chilchonryang - Japanese Navy in conjunction with the Japanese army, defeats the Korean Navy.
    • October 26 Myeongnyang - Korean navy defeats Japanese.
    • - Bizertans vs Genoese and Romans
    • - Spanish defeat the English Islands Voyage near the Azores.
  • 1598 December 16 Battle of Noryang - Chinese General Chen Lin and Korean Admiral Yi Sun-Sin heavily damage the Japanese fleet, however, the Japanese army succeeds in retreating.
  • 1600 December 14 - Action of December 14 Dutch vs Spanish at Manila

Early 17th century[edit]

  • 1601 December 27 Bantam - Dutch defeat Portuguese in Bantam Bay
  • 1602 October 3 Sluis - Dutch under Jacob van Duivenvoorde defeat Spanish under Frederik Spinola
  • 1603 May 26 Sluis - Dutch under Joos de Moor beat back Spanish under Frederik Spinola
  •  ?? 1603 October - Tuscan galleys defeat Tunisians
  • 1604 October - Tuscans defeat Tunisians (details)
  • 1605 - Dutch fleet under Willem Haultain attacks and partly destroys a Spanish fleet of transport ships near Dover
  • 1606 August 17 Cape Rachado - Indecisive action between a Dutch fleet under Cornelis Matelief de Jonge and a Portuguese fleet near Malacca
  • 1607 April 25 Gibraltar - Dutch under Jacob van Heemskerk destroy a Spanish fleet
    • October 20 - Tuscans under Beauregard defeat Turkish trade fleet (details)
  • 1609 about May - French under Beaulieu vs Tunisians (details)
    • June 29 - Spanish-French raid on La Goulette, Tunisia (details)
    • - Venetians defeat Turks near Paxos (details)
    • (late)? - Turks under Khalil defeat French under Fressinet near Cyprus (details)
    • (late)? - Turks vs French under Beaulieu
  • 1610 August 21 - Tuscans vs Turks (details)
    • 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 La Goulette (details)
  • 1613 August 29 - Sicilians under de Aragon defeat Turkish trade fleet (details)
  • 1615 January 20-? (Old Style) - English defeat Portuguese in mainly minor skirmishes
    • July 17 and 18 - Spanish vs Dutch (same as next?)
    • - Dutch under Spilbergen defeat Spanish under de Pulgar near Valdivia, Peru (details)
  • 1616 January - Spanish vs ? (details)
    • about March? - Spanish under Ribera defeat Tunisians at La Goulette (details)
    • April 29 - Tuscans under Inghirami defeat Turks near Euboea (details)
    • July 14–16 - Spanish under Ribera defeat Turks in the first regular action between galleys and sailing ships in the Mediterranean (details)
    • July - Spanish versus Dutch (details)
    • about October (possible engagement) - Neapolitans/Sicilian galleys defeat larger Turkish galley fleet
  • 1617 April 13 - Spanish under Ribera vs Venetians
    • June 12 - Minor skirmish between Neapolitans/Sicilians and Venetians
    • Playa Honda - Dutch defeat Spanish
    • November 19 and 20 - Inconclusive battle between Sicilians and Venetians (details)
  • 1618 June 24 - Venice hires Dutch ships and fights Spanish (details)
    • July 2 and 3 - Dutch under Moy Lambert and Spanish under Vidazabal defeat Algerines
    • December 23–28 - English vs Dutch near Jakarta (details)
  • 1619 January 18 and 19 - Maltese vs Algerians near Malta (details)
    • March 1 - English vs Dutch near Jakarta (details)
    • May 31 - Dutch defeat French at the mouth of the Vilaine River
    • - English defeat Portuguese
  • 1620 May 11 - Venetians under Nani defeat Spanish under Ribera (details)
    • June 26 - Tuscans defeat Bizertans (details)
    • - English defeat Portuguese
  • 1622 July 13–14 - English and Dutch defeat Portuguese near Mozambique
  • 1622 - English naval bombardment of Algiers
  • 1624 October (start) - Tuscan/Papal/Neapolitan force defeats Algerians near Sardinia (details)
  • 1625 January - French Rochellais rebels defeat and capture French fleet at Blavet
    • February 1 and 3 - Portuguese defeat English and Dutch (details)
    • June 26 - Bizertans defeat Maltese near Syracuse, Sicily (details)
    • September 15 - French under Soubise defeat hired Dutch ships near Rochelle
  • 1626? - French with hired English and Dutch ships defeat Huguenot fleet near Rochelle
  • 1626 late - Danes defeat Dunkirkers (details)
  • 1627 November 28 Oliwa - Poles defeat Swedes
  • 1628 July 31 - Dutch ships under Pieter Ita attack and capture 2 Spanish treasure ships
    • June 21 - English defeat Venetians/French at Scanderoon (details)
    • September 9 Dutch squadron under Piet Hein attacks and captures Spanish treasure fleet
    • September 29 - French defeat English near La Rochelle
  • 1629 August 20 - Dutch under Piet Heyn defeat Dunkirkers off Scotland; Heyn is killed
    • 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)
  • 1631 September 12 - Undecided encounter between a Dutch and a Spanish/Portuguese fleet off Pernambuco (details)
  • 1634 about early May - Maltese galleys defeat Turkish vessels at Zante
    • July 19 - Maltese galleys under Valdina defeat Tripolitans
    • - Maltese under Villages defeat Turks
    • - Maltese privateers defeat Turkish galleys
  • 1635 August 21 - Dunkirk squadron under Jacob Collaart (see Dunkirkers) defeat Dutch guardships and captures 60 fishing trawlers
    • August 25 - Dunkirk frigates under Jacob Collaart defeats Dutch escort capturing 24 fishing trawlers
    • about September 25 - Spanish defeat Dutch West India Company convoy
  • 1636 early - Dutch Zeeland squadron under Johan Evertsen defeats Dunkirk fleet under Jacob Collaart
  • 1637 February - 8 Spanish under Miguel de Horna defeat Dutch convoy and escort near Cape Lizard and capture 17 merchant ships
    • Spanish convoy commanded by Lope de Hoces captures 32 enemy ships in the English Channel on its return voyage to Spain.
  • 1638 about March 26 - Spanish under Lope de Hoces defeat and captures Dutch convoy
    • June - Maltese galleys defeat Tripolitan sailing ships near Calabria
    • about July 19 - French defeat Spanish in galley fight near Genoa
    • August 7 - Venetians under Capello defeat Algerians at Corfu
    • August 22 - French under de Sourdis destroy Spanish galleons under Lope de Hoces at Guetaría (details)
  • 1639 February 19 - Dutch under Maarten Tromp defeat a Dunkirk fleet under Miguel de Horna (details)
  • 1640 January 12–17 Pernambuco - Dutch fleet under Willem Loos defeats Spanish\Portuguese fleet under Dom Fernando de Mascarenhas (details)
    • June 15 - Dunkerquers defeat Dutch in the Shetland Isles (details)
    • July? - French under Maillé Brézé defeat Spanish under Don Gomez de Sandoval
  • 1641 - French under de Sourdis defeat Spanish
    • - Several French vs Spanish
    • May 17 and 18 - Spanish defeat French near Pensacola
    • September 1 and 2 ? - Spanish under Pietersen defeat French and Portuguese
    • November 4 - Dutch under Gijssels defeat Spanish off Cape St Vincent (details)
  • 1642 end of June, 2 day battle - French under Maillé Brézé defeat Spanish under Ciudad Real near Barcelona
    • October - Portuguese defeat Spanish?
  • 1643 August - French defeat Spanish?

Danish-Swedish War (1643-45)[edit]

  • 1644 May 16 - Danes defeat Dutch ships which have been hired to support Sweden (details)
    • May 25 - Danes get slightly the better of 33 hired Dutch ships
    • July 1 Colberger Heide (Colberg Heath) - Danish and Swedish fleets fight an inconclusive battle off NE Germany
    • July 7 - Danes defeat Swedes in small battle (details)
    • August 10 - Dutch fleet under Thijsen brushes past Danish fleet under King Christian IV in Kjoge Bay, Denmark (details)
    • October 13 - Femern, Germany - Combined Swedish/Dutch fleet badly defeats Danish fleet

Cretan War (1645-69)[edit]

  • 1644 September 28 - Maltese galleys defeat Turkish sailing ships near Rhodes; their subsequent stay in Venetian-held Crete provoked the outbreak of war (details)
  • 1645 September 28 or 29 - Combined Christian fleet tries and fails to retake Canea (Chania) in Crete, from the Ottomans
    • October 1 - Christians vs Turks near Canea, Crete
  • 1646 May 26 - Venetians defeat Turkish attempt to break their blockade of the Dardanelles. (details)
    • August 14 - Inconclusive fight between Christians and the Ottoman fleet anchored at Chania Bay, Crete
  • 1647 January 27 - The Ottoman fleet of 45 galleys attacks the ship of the Venetian admiral Tommaso Morosini. Both Morosini and the Ottoman admiral, Kara Musa Pasha, are killed. After suffering significant casualties, the Turks are driven off by the arrival of the remaining Venetian fleet.
    • August 25 - Inconclusive skirmish between Christians and Turks
    • September 9 - Inconclusive skirmish between Christians and Turks
  • 1649 May 6 - Minor battle between Venetians and Turks
    • May 12 Focchies - Venetians defeat large Turkish fleet near western Turkey
    • July 15 - Venetians vs Turks near Candia, Crete (details)
    • July 18 - Venetians defeat Turks near Candia (details)
  • 1651 July 8 and 10 - Venetians under Mocenigo defeat Turks (details)
  • 1654 April - Maltese privateers defeat Turks near Rhodes
    • May 16 - Turks under Murad defeat Venetians under Giuseppe Delfino in Dardanelles (details)
    • June 21 - Turks retreat after skirmish with Venetians west of Milos
  • 1655 June 21 - Venetians under Lazaro Mocenigo defeat Turks under Mustapha in Dardanelles (details)
  • 1656 June 26 and 27 - Venetians and Maltese under Lorenzo Marcello defeat Turks under Chinam Pasha in Dardanelles (details)
  • 1657 May 3 - Venetians defeat Algerines (details)
    • May 18 - Venetians under Lazaro Mocenigo defeat Turks and Algerines at Suazich (details)
    • July 17–19 - Venetians, Maltese and Papal forces under Lazaro Mocenigo defeat Turks in Dardanelles (details)
  • 1658 May 19 - Venetians under Contarini defeat Turks between Imbros and the Dardanelles
  • 1659 August 26 (or 27?) - Venetians under Contarini vs Turks (details)
  • 1660 between May 26 and June 12 - Slight skirmish between Venetians and Turks
  • 1661 March (end) - Venetians defeat Turks in minor skirmish
    • May 18 - Venetians defeat Turks in minor skirmish
    • August 27 - Venetians and Maltese defeat Turks near Milos, Greece (details)
  • 1662 September 29 - Venetians defeat Turkish "Alexandria Caravan" between Kos and Kalymnos, Greece (details)
  • 1665 March - French under the Duc de Beaufort defeat Algerines near La Goulette, Tunisia (details)
    • August - French under the Duc de Beaufort defeat Algerines at Cherchell, Algeria
    • November 27 - French under d'Escrainville defeat Turks
  • 1667 February 25 and 26 - Venetians under Molin[disambiguation needed] defeat Turks and Tunisians north of Crete (details)
  • 1668 March 8 and 9 - Venetians defeat Turks near Pelagia, Greece (details)
    • May 2 - French defeat Turks (details)
    • about September - Barbary "Turks" defeat Venetians south of Crete (details)
  • 1669 June - Privateers defeat "Alexandria Caravan" escort near Rhodes (details)

Anglo-Dutch Wars (1652-74)[edit]

Later 17th century[edit]

  • 1645 September 9 Tamandare - Dutch squadron under Jan Lichthart destroys a Portuguese squadron under Jerônimo Serrão de Paiva at Tamandaré Brazil
  • 1645 - Algerian Barbary pirates attempted an attack on Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1646 La Naval de Manila - Two Spanish galleons with Spanish & Filipino crew repel a Dutch invasion fleet in 5 separate actions over several months around the Philippines
  • 1646? - French under du Mé defeat Spanish
  • 1646 14–16 June, Battle of Orbetello, Spanish defeat French invasion fleet commanded by Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé
  • 1647 June 10 Puerto de Cavite - Spanish defeat Dutch attack near Manila
  • 1650 July 26 - Minor battle between Parliamentarians and Royalists/Portuguese near Lisbon
    • October 20 - Parliamentarians capture French frigate
  • 1654 March 23 Colombo - Skirmish between Dutch and Portuguese
    • May 2 - Dutch defeat Portuguese near Colombo (details)
  • 1655 - English naval bombardment of Algiers
  • 1655 April 14 - English under Robert Blake destroy Barbary ships at Porto Farina, northern Tunisia (details)
    • - French under Vendôme defeat Spanish near Barcelona
  • 1657 April 20 - Santa Cruz de Teneriffe - English under Blake defeat Spanish
    • September 12 and 13 - Danes and Swedes fight inconclusively near Moen, Denmark (details)
  • 1658 November 8 The Sound - 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
  • 1659 March 30 - Minor battle between Dutch and Danes against Swedes
    • April 30 - Small running battle between Dutch and Danes against Swedes (details)
    • - Dutch/Danes under de Ruyter defeat Swedes and liberate Nyborg
  • 1661 - French naval bombardment of Algiers
  • 1669 December - Battle of Cádiz, English Mary Rose vs 7 Algerines
  • 1670 August - English/Dutch ships defeat Algerine force near Gibraltar
  • 1671 May - Privateers beat off a force of Turkish galleys near Egina, Greece
  • 1675 February 11 - French under Comte de Vivonne defeat Spanish under de la Cueva near Lipari Islands, Italy
    • July (possible engagement) - English defeat Tripolitans
  • 1676 January 8 Stromboli (Alicuri) - Inconclusive fight between French under Abraham Duquesne vs Dutch and Spanish under Michiel de Ruyter
    • January - English defeat Tripolitans
    • April 22 Agosta (Etna) - French fleet under Duquesne and Dutch/Spanish fleet under de Ruyter fight to a draw. De Ruyter is mortally wounded
    • June 2 Palermo - French under Comte de Vivonne defeat Dutch/Spanish under De la Cerda and Den Haen
    • May 25 and 26/June 3 and 4 - Dutch/Danish fleet under Niels Iuel defeat Swedes under Baron Creutz between Bornholm and Rugen in the Baltic Sea
    • June 1/11 Öland - Dutch/Danish fleet defeats Swedish fleet south of Öland in the Baltic Sea
  • 1677 March 3 Tobago - French under Jean II d'Estrées are repelled by Dutch under Jacob Binckes (details)
    • May 31 and June 1/11 - Danes defeat Swedes between Femern and Warnemunde, Baltic Sea (details)
    • July 1/11 and 2 Kjöge Bay - Danes and Dutch defeat Swedish fleet
    • December Tobago - French under Jean II d'Estrées defeat Dutch under Jacob Binckes
  • 1678 - Undecided action of the isle of Ouessant between a Dutch squadron under Evertsen and a French squadron under Château-Renault
  • 1679 May 3 - Danes vs Swedes
    • June 26, June 28, July 2 and July 20 - Series of skirmishes culminating in a Danish victory over Sweden
  • 1681 July 23 - French defeats Tripolitans
    • September 30 - Spanish defeat Brandenburgers near Cape St Vincent (details)
  • 1683 - French naval bombardment of Algiers
  • 1686 July 12 - Venetians attacks "Alexandria Caravan" with its Turkish and Tripolitan escort between Naxos and Nicaria
    • October 4 - Venetians vs Turks near Mitylene, Greece
  • c. 1687/88? - Turks and Algerines, under Mezzo Morto, defeat Venetians
  • 1687-1688 - French naval bombardment of Algiers
  • 1688 June 15 - Venetians attacks "Alexandria Caravan" with its Turkish and Algerian escort east of Naxos, Greece
  • 1689 May 1/11 Battle of Bantry Bay - French defeat English off SW Ireland
    • French vs English near Casquets
  • 1690 March 26 - Turks and Algerines under Mezzo Morto defeat Venetians under Valier (details)
    • July 10 Beachy Head (Beveziers) - French defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet
    • - French vs English and Dutch near Madras
    • September 8 - Venetians fight 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 French by English and Dutch in the War of the Grand Alliance
    • - French defeat Spanish near Cape Finisterre
    • - French defeat Tripolitans near Malta
  • 1693 June Lagos Bay - French under Tourville capture 50 out of 140 merchantmen
  • 1694 June 29 - French under Jean Bart defeat Dutch under Hidde de Vries and others (details)
  • 1695 February 9 and 19 - Turkish fleet defeats and then fights Venetians under Zeno (details)
    • April 16 - French defeat English (details)
    • September 15 and 18 - Venetians under Contarini vs Turks under Mezzo Morto
  • 1696 (mid) - Russians vs Turks near Ochakov, Black Sea
    • June 17 Dogger Bank - French defeat Dutch
    • - French and English fight in Newfoundland
    • - Fight near San Domingo
    • July 14 Bay of Fundy - French under Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville defeat English
    • August 22 - Venetians under Contarini vs Turks and their allies under Mezzo Morto near Andros (details)
  • 1697 July 6, September 1 and September 20 - Venetians under Contarini vs Turks in a series of battles in the Aegean Sea (details)
  • 1698 September 20 - Venetians vs Turks, Tripolitans and Tunisians near Samothrace, Greece (details)

Great Northern War (1700-21)[edit]

  • 1702 June 26 - Small-ship action between Sweden and Russia on Lake Ladoga
    • 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 - Indecisive battle between Denmark under Gyldenløve and Sweden under Wachtmeister in Kjöge Bay (details)
  • 1712 April 11 - Danes under Knoff vs Swedes under Sjöblad (details)
    • July 31 and August 17 - Danes under Sehested fight and then defeat Swedes under Henck near Rugen (details)
    • August 4 - Very minor engagement between Russia and Sweden
    • September 28 - Very minor engagement between Denmark and Sweden
  • 1713 July 22 - Minor engagement between Sweden and Russia (details)
  • 1714 August 6 Gangut - Russian galleys under Apraksin defeat Swedish force
  • 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
    • 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
    • July 13 - Danes under Rosenpalm defeat Swedes at Strömstad
  • 1720 August 7 Grengam - Battle between Russian galley fleet under Galitzine and Swedish sailing ships under Sjöblad. Both sides claims victory

Early 18th century[edit]

  • 1701 August 17 - Maltese raid on La Goulette
  • 1702 May 29, Battle of Tourville[disambiguation needed] next to Cape de la Hague, north of Cherbourg. French battle fleet attacked by the Anglo-Dutch fleet. French fleet flees to Saint-Malo. See: Bosscher, (PH. M.) Oorlogsvaart. In: MGN, deel III, p. 367-368.
  • 1702 August 19–24 (OS) - English under Benbow - French under Ducasse draw (details)
    • October 23 Vigo Bay - Anglo-Dutch fleet defeat French and Spanish and destroy Spanish treasure fleet
  • 1703 May 22 Cap de la Roque/Bay of Biscay - French squadron attacks large Anglo-Dutch merchant fleet
  • 1704 August 24 Malaga - English and Dutch under Rooke narrowly defeat French near Malaga
  • 1707 October 21 The Lizard - 2 French squadrons under Forbin and Duguay-Trouin defeat British convoy and escort under Richard Edwards
  • 1709 March 2 - British vs French (details)
    • June 25 - Maltese defeat Tripolitans near Cape Santa di Leuca
  • 1710 April 18 - Maltese defeat Algerines
  • 1713 April 12 - Maltese defeat Algerines
    • - Portuguese defeat Indians near Cheul (details)
  • 1716 July 8 - Venetians under Corner fight an inconclusive battle against Turks under Jannum Koggia east of Corfu (details)
  • 1717 June 12, 13, 16 and 22 - Venetians under Flangini vs Turks in northern Aegean (details)
    • July 19 Matapan - Venetians and their allies vs Turks in Gulf of Laconia, Greece
  • 1718 - Portuguese defeat Indians near Karwar (details)
    • July 20–22 - Venetians vs Turks (details)
    • August 11 Cape Passaro - British under George Byng defeat Spanish near Sicily
  • 1738 June 20, 28 and 29 - Russians vs Turks
    • August 9 and 10 - Turks defeat Russians

War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48)[edit]

  • 1741 January 7 and 8 - British vs French in West Indies
    • February 12 - Minor British vs French in Gibraltar Strait
    • March–May Cartagena de Indias - Decisive Spanish victory against a large British fleet during the War of Jenkins' Ear
    • August 10 Colachel - Raja of Travancore in India defeats Dutch naval force at Colachel
  • 1742 May 31 - Swedes retreat after battle with Russians in Gulf of Finland (details)
  • 1744 February 22 Toulon (Cape Sicié) - Draw between Franco-Spanish and British fleets south of Toulon
  • 1746 June 25 (OS) - British under Edward Peyton vs French under la Bourdonnais
  • 1747 May 14 1st Cape Finisterre - British under Anson defeat French under de Jonquières
  • 1747/48 - French under Labourdonnais vs British under Peyton near Negapatam
  • 1748 March 7 - British under Cotes defeat Spanish
    • October 12 - British vs Spanish near Havana (details)

Seven Years War (1756-63)[edit]

  • 1755 June 8 Gulf of St. Lawrence - British under Boscawen defeat French under Hocquart
  • 1756 May 20 Minorca - French under la Galissonnière defeat British under John Byng
  • 1757 early - French under Kersaint de Coëtnempren vs British at San Domingo
  • 1758 - Minor French under Duchaffault vs British under Boscawen near Ushant
    • - Minor French under Durevest vs British under Saunders near Gibraltar Strait
    • April 29 Cuddalore - British under Pocock defeat French under d'Ache
    • August 3 Negapatam - British under Pocock defeat French under d'Ache
  • 1759 August 19 Lagos - British under Boscawen defeat French under de la Clue
    • September 10 - Light Swedish force defeats similar Prussian force near Szczecin
    • September 10 Pondicherry - British fight French but are too damaged to pursue
    • November 20 Quiberon Bay/Cardinaux - British defeat French near St Nazaire
  • 1760 July 3–8 Restigouche River - British defeat French relief force
  • 1762 - British attack on Spanish-held Havana

Russo-Turkish War (1768-74)[edit]

  • 1770 May 27 and 28 - Russians vs Turks near southern Greece (details)
    • June 4 - Minor Russians vs Turks south of Athens (details)
    • July 5–7 Chesma - Russian fleet defeats and burns Turkish fleet off western Turkey
  • 1772 November 6–8 - Russians defeat Turks west of Patrai, Greece (details)
  • 1773 July 4 - Russians under Kinsbergen vs Turks (details)
    • September 3 - Russians under Kinsbergen vs Turks (details)
    • September? - Russians vs Turks (details)
  • 1774 June 20 and July 9/19 - Russians under Tchitchagov and Seniavin vs Turks (details)

American War of Independence (1776-83)[edit]

  • 1776 October 11 Valcour Island - Benedict Arnold escapes the British fleet under Guy Carleton
  • 1778 April 19 Frederica Naval Action
  • 1779 July 6 Grenada
    • end - French vs British under Hyde Parker near Fort Royal, Martinique
  • 1780 January 16 Cape St Vincent - British under Rodney defeat Spanish under de Langara
  • 1781 April 16 Porto Praya - French under Suffren vs British, in the Cape Verde Islands
    • April 19 Fort Royal
    • - Minor French under de Grasse vs British under Hood
    • - Minor French under Destouches vs British under Arbuthnot
    • July 21 Cape Breton Island - French attack British convoy
    • August 5 (15 NS?) Dogger Bank - Draw between Dutch and British squadrons
    • September 5 Chesapeake Bay - French under de Grasse drive off British under Graves
    • December 12 Second Ushant - British under Kempenfelt capture part of a French convoy from de Guichen
  • 1782 January 25 St Kitts - British under Hood defeat French under de Grasse
    • February 17 Sadras - First fierce but indecisive fight between French under Suffren and British under Hughes near south-east India
    • April 9 and 12 The Saintes - British under Rodney decisively defeat French under de Grasse in the West Indies
    • April 12 Providien - 2nd fight between Suffren and Hughes off India
    • April 21 - British defeat French
    • July 6 Negapatam - 3rd fight between Suffren and Hughes off India
    • September 3 Trincomalee - Hughes fleet damages Suffren's but withdraws
    • October 20 Cape Spartel - Franco-Spanish fleet under Luis de Córdova y Córdova fights British fleet under Richard Howe in indecisive battle. Howe resupplies Gibraltar
  • 1783 June 20 Cuddalore - Suffren prevents Hughes seizing Cuddalore. Last of the five battles between Suffren and Hughes

Russo-Turkish War (1787-92)[edit]

  • 1787 August 30 - Russians vs Turks
    • September 27, 28 and 30 - Russians vs Turks
    • October 15 - Russians defeat Turks
  • 1788 June 17, 18, 28 and 29 and July 9 - Russian and Turkish land and sea forces clash near Ochakov (details)
    • July 14/25 Ochakov - Russia defeats Turkey near Fidonisi
  • 1789 June 2–4 - Russians defeat Turks at Sinope (details)
  • 1790 July 19 Kerch Strait - Slight Russian victory over Turks
    • September 8 and 9 Tendra - Russians defeat Turks
    • October 31 - Russians defeat Turks at the Sulina mouth
    • November 17, 18 - Russians defeat Turks at Tultcha
    • November 29 - Russians defeat Turks at Ismail (details)
    • November 30, December 1, 2, 4-7 - Russians defeat Turks
  • 1791 July 9 Matchin - Russians defeat Turkish rowing vessels
    • August 11 Cape Kaliakra - Slight Russian victory over Turks in a largely inconclusive battle near Bulgaria

Russo-Swedish War (1788-90)[edit]

The Russian calendar was eleven days behind the Swedish during the 18th century, so Russian dates are eleven days earlier.

  • 1788 July 17 (July 6 OS) Hogland - Bloody engagement between Swedish and Russian battlefleets. Both sides lose a ship, but Swedes withdraw
  • 1789 July 26 (July 15 OS) Öland – Indecisive action between the Swedish and Russian battlefleets.
    • August 24 (August 15 OS) First Svensksund / Rochensalm – Russian galley flotilla decisively defeats Swedes
    • September 18 (September 7 OS) - Russians defeat Swedes in small battle near Nyslott (Barezund)
  • 1790 May 13 (May 2 OS) Reval - Disastrous Swedish attack on Russian battlefleet at Reval (now Tallinn).
    • May 15 (May 4 OS) Fredrikshamn - Swedish galley flotilla defeats Russian galley flotilla
    • June 3 and 4 (May 23 and 24 OS) - Action off Kronstadt - Indecisive action between the battlefleets.
    • July 3 (June 22 OS) Vyborg Bay – The Swedish battlefleet and galley flotilla break through the Russian blockade, suffering heavy losses.
    • July 9 (June 28 OS) Second Svensksund / Rochensalm - Decisive victory of the Swedish galley flotilla.

French Revolutionary War (1793-1802)[edit]

  • 1793 November 6 - French capture HMS Alexander (details)
    • November 18 - Short, inconclusive British-French battle (details)
  • 1794 January 22 and 25 - French attack British convoy (details)
    • April 23 - British defeat French frigates (details)
    • June 1 The Glorious First of June - British fleet defeats French fleet in North Atlantic but French grain convoy makes it through to Brest
    • June 8 - French vs British near Jersey
    • August 23 - British defeat French near Brest
    • October 22 - French vs British near Mauritius
  • 1795 March 13 and 14 - British under Hotham vs French under Martin (details)
    • June 8 and 9 - British vs French near Belle Isle
    • June 23 Groix - British under Hood defeat French under Villaret-Joyeuse off Groix, France
    • July 13 - British vs French (details)
    • October 7 - British vs French (details)
  • 1797 February 14 Cape St Vincent - British under Jervis defeat Spanish near Gibraltar
    • March 26 - Austrian vessels, supported by Venetian battleship, fight off small French attack (details)
    • May 16 - Danish vessels get the better of Tripolitans near Tripoli, Libya (details)
    • October 11 Camperdown (Kamperduin) - British fleet under Admiral Duncan defeats Dutch
  • 1798 August 1–3 The Nile (Aboukir Bay) - British under Nelson defeat moored French fleet under Brueys in Egypt
    • October 12 - British defeat French invasion force off western Ireland (details)
    • October 28 - Minor British vs French
  • 1799 September 3, 4, 5 and 10 - Minor light skirmishes between British and Spanish
  • 1800 August 4 - French attack British convoy (details)
  • 1801 April 5 Copenhagen - British under Nelson destroy moored Danish ships off København to prevent France taking them over
    • July 6–12 Algeciras - French defeat initial British assault, British counter-attack and defeat Franco-Spanish force.

Napoleonic Wars (1803-15)[edit]

  • 1803 May 23, 24 and 27 - 4 ships take on Tripolitan gunboat force (details)
    • May 31, June 1 - Adams vs Tripolitan gunboats
    • - Duckworth (British) defeats Rochambeau (French) near Santo Domingo
  • 1804 February 15 Pulo Aura - French attack British convoy
    • August 3, 7, 23/24 and 28 and September 2–5 raids on Tripoli (details)
  • 1805 about February - French squadron raids British (details)
    • July 4? - French capture British East Indiaman (details)
  • 1805 July 4 - 2 Russian ships defeat French gunboat force (details)
    • July 22 Cape Finisterre - Inconclusive action between British Admiral Calder and French Admiral Villeneuve
    • August 6 - French attack British convoy (details)
    • 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
    • November 4 - British capture 4 French battleship survivors from Trafalgar
  • 1806 February 6 San(to) Domingo - British under Duckworth defeat French under Leissegues (French) off Santo Domingo
    • July 4 - Russians defeat French in Narenta Channel
    • July 26 - British defeat Dutch (details)
    • September 25 - British battleships defeat French frigate force (details)
  • 1807 February 19 - British battleships under Duckworth burn several Turkish ships in Dardanelles (details)
    • May - British vs Turks at mouth of Dardanelles (details)
    • May 22, 23 Dardanelles - Russians under Admiral Seniavin defeat Turks near Cape Janizary
    • July 1 Athos (Lemnos/Monte Sancto) - Russians under Seniavin defeats Turks in northern Aegean
    • August 23 and 31 - Danes defeat British light forces near Copenhagen (details)
    • September 2–7 Copenhagen - British forces under Admiral Gambier and General Cathcart capture the Danish fleet
  • 1808 9–14 June - Capture of Rosily Squadron
    • 3 March Spain captures French battleship Atlas.
  • 1809 April 13–17 - British capture French battleship near Porto Rico
    • late May - HMS Melpomène vs Danish gunboats
    • June 25–27 - British and Sicilians vs French near Pozzuoli Bay
    • October 26 and 31 Cette and ? - Southern France
    • November 18 - French frigates defeat British East Indiamen near Mauritius (details)
    • December 13 - French frigates capture HMS Junon (details)
  • 1810 July 3 - French frigate force defeats British East Indiamen in Mozambique Channel (details)
    • August 26 Grand Port - French defeat British at Vieux Grand Port, Mauritius
    • August 31 - British vs French near Toulon
  • 1811 March 13 Lissa - British frigates under Hoste defeat larger Franco-Venetian squadron under Dubordieu off Lissa (Vis) in the Adriatic
    • November 29 - Britain captures French frigate (details)
  • 1812 February 22 - Britain captures French battleship Rivoli (details)
    • July 12 Lyngør - British sink last Danish frigate
  • 1813 November 5 - Skirmish between British and French near Toulon (details)

Independence wars[edit]

  • 1811 March 2 - Spanish defeat Argentines under Juan B. Azopardo at San Nicolás on the Paraná River
  • 1814 March 11 - Argentines under William Brown attack Spanish under Romerate (details)
    • May 14, 16 and 17 - Argentines under William Brown defeat Spanish (details)
  • 1823 May 4 - Brazilians under Cochrane vs Portuguese (details)
    • July 2, 4 and 6 - Brazilians under Cochrane vs Portuguese
    • July 24 Lake Maracaibo - Republican naval forces of Venezuela vs Spanish Empire fleet in Lake Maracaibo that includes siege of Defensive Castles in Zapara, San Fernando and San Carlos islands

War of 1812[edit]

Greek War of Independence[edit]

  • 1821 March 4 - Greeks vs Turks north-west of Zakynthos
    • June 5, 6 and 8 - Greeks defeat Turks
    • August 10-c. 13 - Skirmishes
    • October 1 - Skirmish
  • 1822 March 4
    • May 31
    • June 18–19 - Greek fireships under Constantine Kanaris blow up the flagship of Ottoman admiral Kara Ali Pasha
  • 1823 September 27 - Greeks vs Turks west of Lemnos
    • October 23 - Greeks vs Turks near Pondikonisi
  • 1824 August 11, 12, 13, 16, 17 and c. 26 - Various skirmishes between Greeks and Turks/Egyptians/Tunisians
    • September 1 - First Budrum - Greeks vs Turks and Egyptians
    • September 9 - Second Budrum
    • September 22 - Greeks vs Egyptians near Nikaria
    • September 29
    • November 12 and 13 - Greeks vs Turks and Egyptians near Spinalonga
  • 1825 April 29
    • May 26
    • June 1 - Greeks defeat Turks between Euboea and Andros
    • June 14 and 15 - Greeks defeat Turks and Egyptians near Suda Bay
    • June 28 and 29 - Greeks vs Turks and Egyptians south of Cerigo
    • August 3 - Greeks defeat Turks near Missolonghi
    • November 14 - Greeks under Miaoulis vs Turks/Egyptians/Algerines/Tripolitans near Navarin
    • November 25, 26, 29, 30 and December 6 and 7 - Greeks vs Turks (and allies?) near Missolonghi
  • 1826 January 22 and 28 - Greeks vs Turks
    • April 15
    • July 27 and 28 - Greeks vs Turks near Samos
    • September 10 and 11 - Greeks vs Turks near Mitylene
    • October 7 (6?) - Greeks vs Turks in Aegean Sea (?)
  • 1827 September 29 - Greeks vs Turks in Salona Bay
    • October 20 Navarino - British/French/Russian squadrons, under Admirals Codrington, de Rigny, and Geiden, destroy Turkish/Egyptian/Tunisian fleet of Tahir Pasha off south-west Greece
  • 1828 January 31 - British and French defeat Greek pirates at Grambusa

Cisplatine War[edit]

  • 1826 February 9 - Argentina vs Brazil
  • 1827 February 9 Juncal - 15 Argentines ships under Brown defeat 17 Brazilians under Pereira
    • February 24 - Argentines under Brown vs Brazilians near Quilmes
    • April 6 and 7 Monte Santiago - Brazilian fleet defeat Argentine navy under William Brown south of Buenos Aires

Later 19th century[edit]

  • 1833 July 5 Cape St Vincent - Portuguese fleet under British officer Sir Charles Napier defeats and captures fleet of Portuguese usurper king Dom Miguel
  • 1842 - Argentinians under William Brown defeat Uruguayans
  • 1843 April 30 - Texans under Edwin Ward Moore draws with Mexicans under Thomas Marin near Campeche
    • Texans under Moore destroy Mexican fleet
  • 1845 November 20 Obligado - British/French ships force passage of Parana River
  • 1849 May 3 - Schleswig-Holstein vs Denmark near Kiel
    • May 11 - Schleswig-Holstein vs Denmark near Bulk
  • 1853 October 30 Sinop - Russian battleships defeat Turkish frigates at Sinope, Turkey
  • 1854 August & September - 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
    • March 17 Jasmund - Prussians vs Danes
    • May 9 Helgoland - Danish fleet defeats Prussian-Austrian fleet in the North Sea
  • 1865 June 11 Riachuelo - Brazilian fleet defeats Paraguayan fleet in Paraná river
  • 1866 February 7 Abtao - Spain vs Peru/Chile
    • May 2 Callao
    • July 20 Lissa - Austrians under Admiral von Tegetthoff rams and drives off superior Italian fleet under Persano
  • 1869 May 4–10 Hakodate
  • 1877 May 29 Battle of Pacocha - Indecisive battle between HMS Shah, HMS Amethyst and Huascar
  • 1879 May 21 Iquique - During the War of the Pacific
  • 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[4]
  • 1894 July 25 Feng-tao - Japanese defeat Chinese
    • September 17 Yalu River - Japanese defeat Chinese off Korea
  • 1898 May 1 Manila Bay

Early 20th century[edit]

  • 1904 February 9 Chemulpo - Russian cruiser Varyag (1899) scuttled
  • 1905 May 27–28 Tsushima - Japanese defeat Russians in large fleet battle between Korea and Japan
  • 1912 February 24 Beirut - Italians defeat Ottomans
  • 1912 November 21 Kaliakra - Bulgarians defeat Ottoman fleet
  • 1912 December 3 Elli - Greeks defeat Ottoman fleet
  • 1913 January 18 Lemnos - Greeks defeat Ottoman fleet

World War I (1914-18)[edit]

Year Date Battle Notes
1914–1918 First Battle of the Atlantic
1914 August 28 Battle of Heligoland Bight
November 1 Battle of Coronel German cruisers under von Spee defeat a British cruiser force off the coast of Chile; German victory
November 9 Battle of Cocos HMAS Sydney intercepts and forces the beaching of SMS Emden; Australian victory
December 8 Battle of the Falkland Islands British battlecruiser force virtually wipes out von Spee's squadron.
1915 January 24 Battle of Dogger Bank Blucher sunk by British battlecruisers in the North Sea.
February 19 Naval operations in the Dardanelles Campaign Mainly carried out by the Royal Navy with substantial support from the French and minor contributions from Russia and Australia against Ottoman Empire and ended with Turkish victory
July 2 Russian raid on Gotland Russian cruiser squadron intercepts German cruiser force laying mines off the Åland Islands. German mine-laying cruiser Albatross sunk and cruisers Roon and Prince Adalbert damaged.
1916 May 31 Battle of Jutland A two-day engagement between the main British and German fleets, the only such engagement during World War I.
1917 April 21 Battle of Dover Strait Destroyer battle.
15 May Raid on the Otranto Barrage
17 October Battle of Moon Sound German and Russian forces clash in the Baltic Sea.
November 17 Second Battle of Heligoland Bight
1918 January 20 Battle of Imbros Ottomans and British fight off Imbros in the Aegean.

Between the World Wars (1919-1939)[edit]

World War II (1939–1945)[edit]

Later 20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean-Claude Castex, Dictionnaire des batailles navales franco-anglaises, Presses de l'Université Laval, 2004, p.21
  2. ^ Unconfirmed.
  3. ^ 『(朝鮮王朝實錄(Annals of the Joseon Dynasty))』(宣祖二十五年八月戊子条) "李舜臣等攻釜山賊屯、不克"(Korean forces attacked the Japanese army occupying Busan, but could not win)
  4. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20091026141054/http://geocities.com/Athens/Agora/8088/BrazilCivilWar93.html
  5. ^ Operation Dwarka
  6. ^ Assault on the Liberty: The True Story of the Israeli Attack on an American Intelligence Ship], by James M. Ennes, Jr. (ISBN 0-9723116-0-2) page 67

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