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Hogue, Battle of La. In May, 1692, James II., with the assistance of Louis XIV., had collected at Cape La Hogue a large army for the invasion of England. To clear the Channel for its passage, a formidable French fleet, under Tourville, was sent to sea. This was met off Cape Barflenr and engaged on May 19th by the combined Anglo-Dutch squadrons, under Admiral Edward Russell; and on that and the three following days about half the French force was destroyed either off Cape Barfleur or off La Hogue, thanks largely to the superior strength of the allies.