Did This Spanish Shipwreck Change the Course of History?
An international team of archaeologists has found a shipwreck that may be connected to one of the most important naval battles in Latin American history. The vessel, a Spanish warship built in the e...
Raid on Charles Town
The Raid on Charles Town or Spanish raid on New Providence was a Spanish naval expedition on 19 January 1684 (O.S.) led by the Cuban corsair Juan de Alarcón against the English privateering stronghold...
Did This Spanish Shipwreck Change the Course of History?
An international team of archaeologists has found a shipwreck that may be connected to one of the most important naval battles in Latin American history. The vessel, a Spanish warship built in the e...
Battle of Trafalgar
The Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805) was a naval engagement fought by the Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies, during the War of the Third Coalition (August–De...
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Action of 8 April 1740
The Action of 8 April 1740 was a battle between the Spanish third rate Princesa (nominally rated at 70 guns, but carrying 64) under the command of Don Parlo Augustino de Gera, and a squadron consisti...
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Battle of Abtao
The Naval Battle of Abtao took place on February 7, 1866, between a Spanish naval squadron and a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet, at the island of Abtao in the Gulf of Ancud near Chiloé Archipelago in...
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Capture of Saint Martin (1633)
Part of the Eighty Years' War, the Capture of Saint Martin was a Spanish naval expedition against the island of Saint Martin occupied by the Dutch Republic and administered as part of the Dutch Antill...
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Wager's Action
Wager's Action was a naval confrontation on 8 June 1708, between a British squadron under Charles Wager and the Spanish treasure fleet, as part of the War of Spanish Succession.
In the spring of 1...
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Battle of Cape Celidonia
The battle of Cape Celidonia took place on 14 July 1616 during the Ottoman-Habsburg struggle for the control of the Mediterranean when a small Spanish fleet under the command of Francisco de Rivera y ...
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Action of October 1624
This naval battle took place at the start of October 1624 near Sardinia, and was a victory for a Tuscan/Papal/Neapolitan galley force over 6 Algerine sailing ships.Whilst patrolling in the Mediterrane...
Newfoundland expedition
The Newfoundland expedition (French: Expédition à Terre-Neuve, Spanish: Expedición a Terranova) was a series of fleet manoeuvres and amphibious landings in the coasts of Newfoundland, Labrador and Sai...
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Relief of Genoa
The Relief of Genoa took place between 28 March 1625 and 24 April 1625, during the Thirty Years' War. It was a major naval expedition launched by Spain against the French-occupied Republic of Genoa, o...
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Battle of Papudo
The Naval Battle of Papudo was a naval engagement fought between Spanish and Chilean forces on November 26, 1865, during the Chincha Islands War. It was fought 55 miles north of Valparaiso, Chile, nea...
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Action of 9 August 1780
The Action of 9 August 1780 was a naval engagement of the American Revolutionary War, in which a Spanish fleet, led by Admiral Luis de Córdova y Córdova, along with a squadron of French ships, encount...
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Battle of Cape Corvo
The Battle of Cape Corvo was a naval engagement of the Ottoman–Habsburg wars fought as part of the struggle for the control of the Mediterranean. It took place in August 1613 near the island of Samos ...
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Capture of San Pietro and Sant'Antioco
Early in 1793, during the War of the First Coalition, the French Navy made a concerted assault on the island of Sardinia, then a possession of the House of Savoy.A French fleet bombarded the chief cit...
Battle of Cartagena de Indias
The Battle of Cartagena de Indias was an amphibious military engagement between the forces of Britain under Vice-Admiral Edward Vernon and those of Spain under Admiral Blas de Lezo. It took place at ...
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Battle of Lake Pontchartrain
The Battle of Lake Pontchartrain was a single-ship action on September 10, 1779, part of the American Revolutionary War. It was fought between the British sloop-of-war HMS West Florida and the Contin...
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Battle of Vigo Bay
The Battle of Vigo Bay, also known as the Battle of Rande (Galician: A Batalla de Rande; Spanish: Batalla de Rande) was a naval engagement fought on 23 October 1702 during the opening years of...
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First Battle of Algeciras
05°25′45″W / 36.13333°N 5.42917°W / 36.13333; -5.42917The First Battle of Algeciras was a naval battle fought on 6 July 1801 (17 messidor an IX of the French Republican Calend...
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Battle of Cape St. Vincent (1641)
The Battle of Cape St Vincent of 1641 took place on 4 November 1641 between a Spanish fleet commanded by Don Juan Alonso de Idiáquez y Robles and a Dutch fleet led by Artus Gijsels during the Eighty Y...
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Action of 6 May 1801
The Action of 6 May 1801 was a minor naval engagement between the 32-gun xebec-frigate El Gamo of the Spanish Navy under the command of Don Francisco de Torris and the much smaller 14-gun brig HMS...
Bombardment of Valparaíso
The Bombardment of Valparaíso on 31 March 1866 happened after the Chincha Islands War, when a Spanish fleet shelled, burned and destroyed the undefended port of Valparaíso.
After the humiliating d...
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Action of 15 July 1805
The action of 15 July 1805 was a small naval action that took place off Chausey, on the coast of Normandy, involving two British gun-brigs on one side, and vessels on the other. The becalmed gun-brigs...
Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (1706)
The Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife was a minor military action of the War of the Spanish Succession during which an English fleet of 13 ships under the command of Admiral John Jennings attempted uns...
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