English Fleet

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Four Days' Battle
... or Old Style calendar then used in England (11 June to 14 June New Style) off the Flemish and English coast, it remains one of the longest naval engagements in history ... In June 1665 the English had soundly defeated the Dutch in the Battle of Lowestoft, but failed to take advantage of it ... The Dutch Spice Fleet, loaded with fabulous riches, managed to return home safely after the Battle of Vågen ...
Battle Of San Juan De Ulúa (1568) - Battle
... Initially the English did not fear for their safety, since they had on board several hostages who had confused the English fleet for a Spanish one, and so at first arrived at an accord with viceroy Martín Enríq ... The English had repeatedly broken the peace by attacking unarmed merchant shipping but at this point they believed the Spanish would respect a truce on ... However, Luján had been informed of the English fleet's activities and, after many attempts at an accord, he launched a lightning attack on them in ...
Battle Of Lowestoft - The Battle
... Lowestoft ship list for all the Dutch and English ships involved in the battle ... The English found the behavior of 'foggy Opdam' (as they would sometimes call him) puzzling and ascribed all kinds of intentions to him that, in reality, he never had ... Dutch flag officers, in order to exonerate themselves, pretended their fleet had followed the original written orders, blaming misfortune and cowardice among the merchant captains for the ...
St. James's Day Battle - First Day
... In the early morning of 25 July, the Dutch fleet of 88 ships discovered the English fleet of 89 ships near North Foreland, sailing to the north, and pursued it from the ... The commander of the English fleet, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, then turned sharply east to regain the weather gauge and De Ruyter followed to keep it ... Immediately, the English van, commanded by Thomas Allin, and part of the centre formed a line of battle and sailed right to the Dutch van, still in disarray and basically defenseless ...
Willem Joseph Van Ghent - Life - Second Anglo-Dutch War - Captain To Lieutenant-admiral
... Six weeks later, the Dutch navy set out again, with the fleet numbering ten flutes carrying the Marines ... Main objective was to raid the English fleet, which was still lying in the dock with repairs after the battle ... weather, however, prevented the amphibious landing and the English fleet sailed out from the river Thames ...

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