British Naval Battlesof1700s
British Naval Battles of 1700s. The chief battles of the British Navy in the 1700s are the following: -
1702. Aug. 20-24. - Off Santa Martha. Drawn battle between Benbow and Du Casse.
1702. Oct. 12. - Vigo. Rooke defeated the Franco-Spanish squadron.
1704. Aug. 13. - Malaga. Rooke defeated the Comte de Toulouse.
1708. May 28. - Carthagena. Wager defeated the Spanish.
1718. Aug. 11. - Cape Passaro. Byng defeated the Spanish.
1739. Nov. 21. - Vernon captured Porto Bello.
1744. Feb. 11. - Toulon. Drawn battle between the English and the Franco-Spanish.
1747. May 3. - Finisterre. Anson defeated De la Jonquiere.
1747. Oct. 14. - Finisterre. Hawke defeated De Letendeur.
1748. Oct. 1. - Havana. Knowles defeated the Spanish.
1756. May 20. - Minorca. Indecisive action between Byng and La Galisonniere.
1758. April 29. - Negapatam. Indecisive action between Pocock and d'Ache.
1758. Aug. 3. - Pocock engaged d'Ache in the East Indies.
1759. Aug. 18-19. - Barbary. Boscawen defeated De la Clue.
1759. Sept. 10. - Ceylon. Indecisive action between Pocock and d'Ache.
1759. Nov. 20. - Belle Isle. Hawke defeated Conflans.
1778. July 27. - Brest. Indecisive action between Keppel and d'Orvilliers.
1779. July 6. - Grenada. Byron defeated d'Estaing.
1780. Jau. 16. - Cape St. Vincent. Rodney defeated De Langara.
1780. April 17. - Martinique. Indecisive action between Rodney and De Guichen.
1780. May 19. - Rodney engaged De Guichen in the West Indies.
1781. April 29. - Martinique. Indecisive actions between Hood and De Grasse.
1781. Aug. 5. - Dogger Bank. Hyde Parker defeated Zoutman.
1781. Sept. 5. - Lynn Haven. Indecisive action between Graves and De Grasse.
1782. Jan. 25, etc. - St. Christopher. Indecisive action between Hood and De Grasse.
1782. Feb. 17. - Pondicherry. Indecisive action between Hughes and De Suffren.
1782. April 12. - Ceylon. Indecisive action between Hughes and De Suffren.
1782. April 12. - Martinique. Rodney defeated De Grasse.
1782. July 5. - Negapatam. Indecisive action between Hughes and De Suffren.
1782. Sept. 3. - Trincomalee. Indecisive action between Hughes and De Suffren.
1783. June 20. - Cuddalore. Indecisive action between Hughes and De Suffren.
1794. May 28 - June 1. - Bay of Biscay, Howe defeated Villaret-Joyeuse.
1795. March 13, 14. - Genoa. Hotham defeated Martin.
1795. June 17. - Bay of Biscay. Cornwallis engaged and eluded a superior force under Villaret-Joveuse.
1795. June 23. - Belle Isle. Bridport defeated Villaret-Joyeuse.
1795. July 12. - Hyeres. Unsatisfactory action between Hotham and the French.
1797. Feb. 14. - Cape St. Vincent. Jervis and Nelson defeated the Spanish.
1797. July 22, 24. - Santa Cruz. Nelson repulsed by the Spanish.
1797. Oct. 11. - Camperdown. Duncan defeated De Winter.
1798. Aug. 1 - Aboukir Bay. Nelson defeated Brueys.
1797. Oct. 12. - Donegal Bay. Warren defeated Bompart.