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Armada is the Portuguese and Spanish word for naval fleet, or an adjective meaning 'armed'; Armáda (pronounced [ˈarmaːda]) is the Czech and Slovak word for armed forces. It may refer to:


Explorations and military campaigns[edit]

Military campaigns[edit]

  • Spanish Armada or Great Armada, an unsuccessful attempted invasion of England by Spain in 1588
  • English Armada or Counter Armada, an unsuccessful English naval campaign in 1589 aimed at capturing Lisbon and other coastal towns from Spain
  • Armada of 1779 or Other Armada, an unsuccessful attempted invasion of England by France and Spain in 1779


  • HMS Armada, two ships in the British Royal Navy
  • USS Armada, World War II minesweeper of the US Navy

Armed forces[edit]







  • Adam Lindgren (born 1993), professional Super Smash Bros. player known as Armada
  • General Alfonso Armada, a Spanish military officer condemned as one of the plotters of the 23-F attempted coup
  • Juan Armada y Losada, Spanish politician


Other uses[edit]

  • Armada (moth), a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family
  • Armada (Bas-Lag), the name of a fictional floating city in China Miéville's novel The Scar
  • Armada (Capoeira), a move in the Brazilian martial art capoeira
  • Armada de Molucca, 1519 exploration fleet led by Ferdinand Magellan
  • The Halley Armada, a group of space probes sent to examine Halley's comet
  • The Armada gasfields a group of gas fields named after people associated with the Spanish Armada located in the North Sea.
  • Black Armada, a collective term for Dutch ships stranded in Australian ports from 1945 to 1949, due to a waterfront labour dispute in support of Indonesian independence

See also[edit]