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Capt P
11-29-2011, 17:17
So have to pull out copy of Great Sea Battles (40 years old) to come up with some good battles. Hope there are some small ones in there.

11-29-2011, 17:33
Forty years is as nothing compared with two hundred from the period where the game takes place. I should study some basic tactics like "rung on the T".

The Cowman
11-29-2011, 19:11
Forty years is as nothing compared with two hundred from the period where the game takes place. I should study some basic tactics like "rung on the T".

First tactic I am going to learn is "Don't get your timbers shivered!"

11-30-2011, 01:35
First tactic I am going to learn is "Don't get your timbers shivered!"
I also heard about tactic "Dive the enemy" - is said to be very effective:)

11-30-2011, 03:44
I also heard about tactic "Dive the enemy" - is said to be very effective:)

I h aven't heard of that tactic. What is it, Dan?

Capt P
12-01-2011, 18:42
Sorry Dan it a book I have ad for 40 years that has many sea battles. Could come out with some good scenerios.

Capt P
12-01-2011, 18:46
Let me retype. It is a book I have had for 40 years. Got it when I was in High school back in the 60's. Has battles from anciet times until WWII. There are some battles from this era.

12-02-2011, 01:25
I h aven't heard of that tactic. What is it, Dan?
It's something you are talking about when you are loosing war and your units are retreating :)

One joke from Czechoslovakia during WWII: Which is the different between Edwin Rommel in Africa and watches? No difference - he is still retreating and said "I am a tactician." (in czech "taktik") and watches still go ahead and do "tiktak" :)

David Manley
12-03-2011, 03:55
Don't forget the first release covers the Napoleonic wars (and surrounding events), so if you push it then really only 30-40 years. Whilst the rule mechanisms will work fine for earlier (and later) eras the models and their characteristics in the initial releases won't.

As far as decent battles are concerned - plenty (hundreds) of frigate actions which is where I think this game system will excel.

12-12-2011, 06:15
I'm just running before the storm.

Mister Rich
12-15-2011, 08:39
The first lesson i learned in naval warfare!:) Never run aground, as this sometimes sinks your ship.:( I learned that from watching an opponent run aground and dismast his ship!:D
The second lesson, was the correct amount of sail in every wind condition.:) Never ever put on every stitch of sail up in a hurricane off the Virginia Capes.:D One lucky little 24lb shot could dismast you.:eek: When you command one of the Kings ships and you end up surrounded in the James River it could embarrassing!:rolleyes: He could have run aground you know!:p
The third lesson was learned in WW2 naval games! Never ask to use the optional range estimation rules, if you cannot estimate range!:confused: The Battle River Plate lasted three turns the first game, Brits 1- Germans 0. :eek: Two turns in the second game ,with the same results.:eek: Tactical note! When you play on a 12 foot long table and your ships start 6 inches in from the edge, your first shot should be above 10 feet.;) After all you cannot count on your opponent rolling badly every time!:p


David Manley
12-15-2011, 13:19
Running aground is generlaly not recommended (unless you are in a hovercraft, and even then it can be dicey!). However, some of my most "fun" experiences at work have come as a result of someone else putting a ship on the rocks. Range estimation? Ugh! A horrible game mechanic. I played in an RE game once where the ref took great delight in winding up players who couldn't estimate very well (and this a WW2 game where, for example, my ship in real life had several very well designed optical rangefinders AND a couple of radar fire control sets) - I argued that, as the ship's CO I had a gunnery team and a gunnery officer who sorted that stuff out for me. He got a bit peeved though when I suggested that, despite having helmsmen and engineers, players should also define rudder angles, boiler pressures and rev on the propellers rather than just being able to move their ships as they wished :)

Tommy Z
12-15-2011, 16:48
Running aground is generlaly not recommended (unless you are in a hovercraft, and even then it can be dicey!). However, some of my most "fun" experiences at work have come as a result of someone else putting a ship on the rocks. Range estimation? Ugh! A horrible game mechanic. I played in an RE game once where the ref took great delight in winding up players who couldn't estimate very well (and this a WW2 game where, for example, my ship in real life had several very well designed optical rangefinders AND a couple of radar fire control sets) - I argued that, as the ship's CO I had a gunnery team and a gunnery officer who sorted that stuff out for me. He got a bit peeved though when I suggested that, despite having helmsmen and engineers, players should also define rudder angles, boiler pressures and rev on the propellers rather than just being able to move their ships as they wished :)

Quite Right! ... I applaud your argument Sir!

12-15-2011, 17:11
Range estimation? Ugh! A horrible game mechanic.

Speaking as a first-editing _Battlefleet Gothic_ player: I concur.

Capt P
12-16-2011, 17:31
I see running aground. Check out the Honda Point Disaster. 1928 in California. I know not this era but a good read and lesson.

Capt P
12-17-2011, 14:57
Just scanned a copy of the Order of Battle for Lake Erie. List the American and British squadrons by name of ship and number of guns. In the photo album 1812.

12-18-2011, 06:00
List of naval battles for the period covered by Sails of Glory from Wiki. Enough variety I should think to keep expansions going for twenty years.

Anglo-Dutch Wars (1652-74)

1652 May 29 Goodwin Sands (Dover) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Goodwin_Sands) - English under Robert Blake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Blake_%28admiral%29) fire on Maarten Tromp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maarten_Tromp)'s Dutch fleet off Dover without declaring war and initiate the First Anglo-Dutch War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Anglo-Dutch_War)

August 26 Plymouth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Plymouth) - Michiel de Ruyter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michiel_de_Ruyter)'s 36 men-of-war hold off Ayscue (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Ayscue)'s 45 men-of-war, driving them away
September 7 Elba (Monte Cristo) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Elba) - Dutch under Jan van Galen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_van_Galen) beat back English under Richard Badiley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Badiley)
October 8 Kentish Knock (Zeeland Approaches) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Kentish_Knock) - English under Blake beat back Dutch under de With (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witte_Corneliszoon_de_With)
December 10 Dungeness (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dungeness) - Dutch under Tromp defeat English under Blake

1653 February 28-March 2 Portland (3 Days Battle) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Portland) - Tromp, outnumbered, loses nine men-of-war and about 25 merchantmen to an English fleet under Blake

March 13 Leghorn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leghorn) - Dutch under Johan van Galen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_van_Galen) defeat English under Badiley and Appleton
June 12–13 Gabbard (North Foreland) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Gabbard) - English defeat Dutch
August 8–10 Scheveningen (Ter Heide, Texel) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Scheveningen) - Dutch under Maarten Tromp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maarten_Tromp) repulse English blockading fleet under George Monck (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Monck) with both sides retreating. Tromp is killed

1664 December 29 - English squadron under Thomas Allin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Allin) attacks Dutch merchant fleet (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_29_December_1664&action=edit&redlink=1))
1665 June 13 Lowestoft (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lowestoft) - English fleet under James Stuart, Duke of York (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_II_of_England) badly defeat Dutch fleet under Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_van_Wassenaer_Obdam)

August 2 Vågen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_V%C3%A5gen) - English squadron repelled attempting to capture richly-laden Dutch merchant fleet in the bay of Bergen, Norway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergen,_Norway)

1666 May 20 - Undecided encounter between an English and a combined Dutch\French squadron at the isle of Nevis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevis)

June 15 James River (Virginia) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_River_%28Virginia%29)-Dutch under Abraham Crijnssen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Crijnssen) attacks Virginia tobacco fleet (Details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_15_June_1666&action=edit&redlink=1))
June 11–14 Four Days (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Days_Battle) - Dutch under de Ruyter defeats English fleet commanded by Albermarle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Monck,_1st_Duke_of_Albemarle) and Prince Rupert of the Rhine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Rupert_of_the_Rhine)
August 4–5 St James's Day (North Foreland/Orfordness) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_James%27s_Day_Battle) - English under Albemarle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Monck,_1st_Duke_of_Albemarle) and Prince Rupert of the Rhine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Rupert_of_the_Rhine) defeat a Dutch fleet under de Ruyter

1667 - English fleet under Admiral Sir John Harman (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Harman_%28Royal_Navy_officer%29&action=edit&redlink=1) destroys part of French fleet at Martinique (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martinique)

June 9–14 Raid on the Medway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_on_the_Medway) - Dutch raid Medway river near London. The English flagship, Royal Charles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Charles), is captured

1672 March 12 - English squadron under Sir Robert Holmes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Holmes_%28admiral%29) attacks Dutch merchant fleet (Details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_12_March_1672))

June 7 - Solebay (Southwold) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Solebay) Dutch fleet under de Ruyter vs combined English/French under York (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_II_of_England)

1673 June 7 and 14 First and Second battles of Schooneveld (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Schooneveld)

August 21 Texel (Kijkduin) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Texel)

Later 17th century

1645 September 9 Tamandare (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Battle_of_Tamandare_bay&action=edit&redlink=1) - Dutch squadron under Jan Lichthart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Lichthart) destroys a Portuguese squadron under Jerônimo Serrão de Paiva (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jer%C3%B4nimo_Serr%C3%A3o_de_Paiva&action=edit&redlink=1) at Tamandaré (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamandar%C3%A9) Brazil (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil)
1645 - Algerian Barbary pirates (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_pirates) attempted an attack on Edinburgh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh), Scotland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland)
1646 La Naval de Manila (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_La_Naval_de_Manila) - Two Spanish galleons with Spanish & Filipino crew repel a Dutch invasion fleet in 5 separate actions over several months around the Philippines
1646? - French under du Mé (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Du_M%C3%A9&action=edit&redlink=1) defeat Spanish
1647 June 10 Puerto de Cavite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Puerto_de_Cavite) - Spanish defeat Dutch attack near Manila

French under Richelieu defeat Spanish under John of Austria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_of_Austria_the_Younger) - Neapolitan Republic (1647) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neapolitan_Republic_%281647%29)

1650 July 26 - Minor battle between Parliamentarians and Royalists/Portuguese near Lisbon

October 20 - Parliamentarians capture French frigate

1652 July? - French under Vendôme (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vend%C3%B4me) defeat Spanish
1654 March 23 Colombo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_23_March_1654) - Skirmish between Dutch and Portuguese

May 2 - Dutch defeat Portuguese near Colombo (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_2_May_1654))

1655 - English naval bombardment of Algiers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algiers)
1655 April 14 - English under Robert Blake destroy Barbary ships at Porto Farina, northern Tunisia (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_14_April_1655))

- French under Vendôme defeat Spanish near Barcelona

1657 April Santa Cruz - English under Blake defeat Spanish (link (http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/static/pages/5800.html))

September 12 and 13 - Danes and Swedes fight inconclusively near Moen, Denmark (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_12_September_1657&action=edit&redlink=1))

1658 November 8 The Sound (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Sound) - Dutch get the better of a Swedish fleet in a large battle near Copenhagen, in support of Denmark. Danish ships watch but are unable to participate
1659 March 30 - Minor battle between Dutch and Danes against Swedes

April 30 - Small running battle between Dutch and Danes against Swedes (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_30_April_1659&action=edit&redlink=1))
- Dutch/Danes under de Ruyter defeat Swedes and liberate Nyborg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyborg)

1661 - French naval bombardment of Algiers
1669 December - Battle of Cádiz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_C%C3%A1diz_%281669%29), English Mary Rose vs 7 Algerines
1670 August - English/Dutch ships defeat Algerine force near Gibraltar
1671 May - Privateers beat off a force of Turkish galleys near Egina, Greece
1675 February 11 - French under Comte de Vivonne (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comte_de_Vivonne) defeat Spanish under de la Cueva (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=De_la_Cueva&action=edit&redlink=1) near Lipari Islands, Italy

July (possible engagement) - English defeat Tripolitans

1676 January 8 Stromboli (Alicuri) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stromboli) - Inconclusive fight between French under Abraham Duquesne (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Duquesne) vs Dutch and Spanish under Michiel de Ruyter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michiel_de_Ruyter)

January - English defeat Tripolitans
April 22 Agosta (Etna) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Agosta) - French fleet under Duquesne and Dutch/Spanish fleet under de Ruyter fight to a draw. De Ruyter is mortally wounded
June 2 Palermo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palermo) - French under Comte de Vivonne defeat Dutch/Spanish under De la Cerda and Den Haen
May 25 and 26/June 3 and 4 - Dutch/Danish fleet under Niels Iuel (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Niels_Iuel&action=edit&redlink=1) defeat Swedes under Baron Creutz (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Baron_Creutz&action=edit&redlink=1) between Bornholm and Rugen in the Baltic Sea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltic_Sea)
June 1/11 Öland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_%C3%96land) - Dutch/Danish fleet defeats Swedish fleet south of Öland in the Baltic Sea

1677 March 3 Tobago - French under Jean II d'Estrées (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_II_d%27Estr%C3%A9es) are repelled by Dutch under Jacob Binckes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Binckes) (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_March_1677))

May 31 and June 1/11 - Danes defeat Swedes between Femern and Warnemunde, Baltic Sea (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_31_May_1677))
July 1/11 and 2 Kjöge Bay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kj%C3%B6ge_Bay) - Danes and Dutch defeat Swedish fleet
December Tobago - French under Jean II d'Estrées (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_II_d%27Estr%C3%A9es) defeat Dutch under Jacob Binckes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Binckes)

1678 - Undecided action of the isle of Ouessant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouessant) between a Dutch squadron under Evertsen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelis_Evertsen_the_Youngest) and a French squadron under Château-Renault (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Louis_de_Rousselet,_Marquis_de_Ch%C3%A2teaurenault)
1679 May 3 - Danes vs Swedes

June 26, June 28, July 2 and July 20 - Series of skirmishes culminating in a Danish victory over Sweden

1681 July 23 - French defeats Tripolitans

September 30 - Spanish defeat Brandenburgers near Cape St Vincent (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_30_September_1681))

1683 - French naval bombardment of Algiers
1686 July 12 - Venetians attacks "Alexandria Caravan" with its Turkish and Tripolitan escort between Naxos and Nicaria

October 4 - Venetians vs Turks near Mitylene, Greece

c. 1687/88? - Turks and Algerines, under Mezzo Morto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mezzo_Morto), defeat Venetians
1687-1688 - French naval bombardment of Algiers
1688 June 15 - Venetians attacks "Alexandria Caravan" with its Turkish and Algerian escort east of Naxos, Greece
1689 May 1/11 Battle of Bantry Bay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bantry_Bay) - French defeat English off SW Ireland

French vs English near Casquets

1690 March 26 - Turks and Algerines under Mezzo Morto defeat Venetians under Valier (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_26_March_1690&action=edit&redlink=1))

July 10 Beachy Head (Beveziers) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Beachy_Head_%281690%29) - French defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet
- French vs English and Dutch near Madras
September 8 - Venetians fight the combined fleet of Turkey, Algiers, Tripoli and Tunis near Mitylene, Greece (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_8_September_1690))

1692 May 27-June 3 Barfleur and La Hougue (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_La_Hougue) - Decisive defeat of French by English and Dutch in the War of the Grand Alliance (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the_Grand_Alliance)

- French defeat Spanish near Cape Finisterre
- French defeat Tripolitans near Malta

1693 June Lagos Bay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lagos_%281693%29) - French under Tourville (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Hilarion_de_Tourville) capture 50 out of 140 merchantmen
1694 June 29 - French under Jean Bart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Bart) defeat Dutch under Hidde de Vries (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hidde_de_Vries&action=edit&redlink=1) and others (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_29_June_1694))
1695 February 9 and 19 - Turkish fleet defeats and then fights Venetians under Zeno (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Zeno) (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_9_February_1695))

April 16 - French defeat English (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_16_April_1695&action=edit&redlink=1))
September 15 and 18 - Venetians under Contarini vs Turks under Mezzo Morto

1696 (mid) - Russians vs Turks near Ochakov, Black Sea

June 17 Dogger Bank (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dogger_Bank_%281696%29) - French defeat Dutch
- French and English fight in Newfoundland
- Fight near San Domingo
July 14 Bay of Fundy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_14_July_1696) - French under Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Le_Moyne_d%27Iberville) defeat English
August 22 - Venetians under Contarini vs Turks and their allies under Mezzo Morto near Andros (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_22_August_1696))

1697 July 6, September 1 and September 20 - Venetians under Contarini vs Turks in a series of battles in the Aegean Sea (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_6_July_1697))
1698 September 20 - Venetians vs Turks, Tripolitans and Tunisians near Samothrace, Greece (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_20_September_1698))

Great Northern War (1700-21)

1702 June 26 - Small-ship action between Sweden and Russia on Lake Ladoga

September 7 - Small-ship action between Sweden and Russia on Lake Ladoga

1703 August 7 - Small-ship action between Sweden and Russia on Lake Peipus
1704 May 17 - Small-ship action between Sweden and Russia on Lake Peipus
1705 June 26 - Swedish ships attack Russian base of Kotlin
1710 October 4 - Denmark under Gyldenløve defeats Sweden under Wachtmeister in Kjöge Bay (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_4_October_1710))
1712 April 11 - Danes under Knoff vs Swedes under Sjöblad (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_11_April_1712))

July 31 and August 17 - Danes under Sehested fight and then defeat Swedes under Henck near Rugen (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_31_July_1712))
August 4 - Very minor engagement between Russia and Sweden
September 28 - Very minor engagement between Denmark and Sweden

1713 July 22 - Minor engagement between Sweden and Russia (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_22_July_1713))
1714 August 6 Gangut (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gangut) - Russian galleys under Apraksin defeat Swedish force
1715 April 24 - Danes under Gabel defeat Swedes under Wachtmeister (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_24_April_1715))
1716 July 8 Dynekilen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dynekilen) - Danes under Tordenskjold defeat Swedes
1717 May 14 or 15 - Danish attack on Göteborg is defeated

July 19 - Danish attack on Strömstad is defeated

1718 September 17 or 21 - Swedes under King Carl XII defeat Danes under Paulssen
1719 June 4 Osel Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Osel_Island) - Russians defeat Swedes under Wrangel

July 13 - Danes under Rosenpalm defeat Swedes at Strömstad

1720 August 7 Grengam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Grengam) - Russian galley fleet under Galitzine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galitzine) defeats Swedish sailing ships under Sjöblad.

Early 18th century

1701 August 17 - Maltese raid on La Goulette
1702 May 29, Battle of Tourville (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourville) next to Cape de la Hague, north of Cherbourg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherbourg). French battle fleet attacked by the Anglo-Dutch fleet. French fleet flees to Saint-Malo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Malo). See: Bosscher, (PH. M.) Oorlogsvaart. In: MGN, deel III, p. 367-368.
1702 August 19–24 (OS) - English under Benbow - French under Ducasse draw (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_August_1702))

October 23 Vigo Bay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vigo_Bay) - Anglo-Dutch fleet defeat French and Spanish and destroy Spanish treasure fleet

1703 May 22 Cap de la Roque/Bay of Biscay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cap_de_la_Roque) - French squadron attacks large Anglo-Dutch merchant fleet
1704 August 24 Malaga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Malaga) - English and Dutch under Rooke narrowly defeat French near Malaga
1707 October 21 The Lizard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_at_The_Lizard) - 2 French squadrons under Forbin and Duguay-Trouin defeat British convoy and escort under Richard Edwards
1709 March 2 - British vs French (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_2_March_1709&action=edit&redlink=1))

June 25 - Maltese defeat Tripolitans near Cape Santa di Leuca

1710 April 18 - Maltese defeat Algerines
1713 April 12 - Maltese defeat Algerines

- Portuguese defeat Indians near Cheul (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_1713&action=edit&redlink=1))

1716 July 8 - Venetians under Corner fight an inconclusive battle against Turks under Jannum Koggia east of Corfu (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_8_July_1716))
1717 June 12, 13, 16 and 22 - Venetians under Flangini vs Turks in northern Aegean (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_12_June_1717))

July 19 Matapan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Matapan) - Venetians and their allies vs Turks in Gulf of Laconia, Greece

1718 - Portuguese defeat Indians near Karwar (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_1718&action=edit&redlink=1))

July 20–22 - Venetians vs Turks (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_20_July_1718&action=edit&redlink=1))
August 11 Cape Passaro (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cape_Passaro) - British under George Byng defeat Spanish near Sicily

1738 June 20, 28 and 29 - Russians vs Turks

August 9 and 10 - Turks defeat Russians

War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48)

1741 January 7 and 8 - British vs French in West Indies

February 12 - Minor British vs French in Gibraltar Strait
March–May Cartagena de Indias (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cartagena_de_Indias) - Decisive Spanish victory against a large British fleet during the War of Jenkins' Ear
August 10 Colachel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Colachel) - Raja of Travancore (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travancore) in India (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India) defeats Dutch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands) naval force at Colachel

1742 May 31 - Swedes retreat after battle with Russians in Gulf of Finland (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_31_May_1742&action=edit&redlink=1))
1744 February 22 Toulon (Cape Sicié) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Toulon,_1744) - Draw between Franco-Spanish and British fleets south of Toulon
1746 June 25 (OS) - British under Edward Peyton vs French under la Bourdonnais
1747 May 14 1st Cape Finisterre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_battle_of_Cape_Finisterre_%281747%29) - British under Anson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Anson,_1st_Baron_Anson) defeat French under de Jonquières

October 25 2nd Cape Finisterre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_battle_of_Cape_Finisterre_%281747%29) - British under Hawke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Hawke) defeat French under de l'Etenduère

1747/48 - French under Labourdonnais vs British under Peyton near Negapatam
1748 March 7 - British under Cotes defeat Spanish

October 12 - British vs Spanish near Havana (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_12_October_1748))

Seven Years War (1756-63)

1755 June 8 Gulf of St. Lawrence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_8_June_1755) - British under Boscawen defeat French under Hocquart
1756 May 20 Minorca (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Minorca) - French under la Galissonnière defeat British under John Byng
1757 early - French under Kersaint de Coëtnempren vs British at San Domingo
1758 - Minor French under Duchaffault vs British under Boscawen near Ushant

- Minor French under Durevest vs British under Saunders near Gibraltar Strait
April 29 Cuddalore (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cuddalore_%281758%29) - British under Pocock defeat French under d'Ache
August 3 Negapatam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Negapatam_%281758%29) - British under Pocock defeat French under d'Ache

1759 August 19 Lagos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lagos_%281759%29) - British under Boscawen defeat French under de la Clue

September 10 - Light Swedish force defeats similar Prussian force near Szczecin
September 10 Pondicherry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pondicherry) - British fight French but are too damaged to pursue
November 20 Quiberon Bay/Cardinaux (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Quiberon_Bay) - British defeat French near St Nazaire

1760 July 3–8 Restigouche River (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Restigouche) - British defeat French relief force
1762 - British attack on Spanish-held Havana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_expedition_against_Cuba)

Russo-Turkish War (1768-74)

1770 May 27 and 28 - Russians vs Turks near southern Greece (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_27_May_1770))

June 4 - Minor Russians vs Turks south of Athens (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_4_June_1770&action=edit&redlink=1))
July 5–7 Chesma (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chesma) - Russian fleet defeats and burns Turkish fleet off western Turkey

1772 November 6–8 - Russians defeat Turks west of Patrai, Greece (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_6_November_1772))
1773 July 4 - Russians under Kinsbergen vs Turks (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_4_July_1773))

September 3 - Russians under Kinsbergen vs Turks (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_3_September_1773))
September? - Russians vs Turks (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_1773&action=edit&redlink=1))

1774 June 20 and July 9/19 - Russians under Tchitchagov and Seniavin vs Turks (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_20_June_1774))

American War of Independence (1776-83)

1776 October 11 Valcour Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Valcour_Island) - Benedict Arnold (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benedict_Arnold) escapes the British fleet under Guy Carleton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Carleton,_1st_Baron_Dorchester)
1778 April 19 Frederica Naval Action (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederica_Naval_Action)

July 27 First Ushant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ushant_%281778%29) - British under Keppel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus_Keppel,_1st_Viscount_Keppel) with 30 ships of the line fight inconclusive action against French under d'Orvilliers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Guillouet,_comte_d%27Orvilliers) with 28 ships

1779 July 6 Grenada (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Grenada)

end - French vs British under Hyde Parker near Fort Royal, Martinique

1780 January 16 Cape St Vincent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cape_St._Vincent_%281780%29) - British under Rodney defeat Spanish under de Langara

April 17 Martinique (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Martinique_%281780%29) - British under Rodney fail to defeat French under de Guichen
August 9 Spanish-French fleet under Luis de Córdova y Córdova (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_de_C%C3%B3rdova_y_C%C3%B3rdova) captures 55 ship British convoy off Cape Santa María (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_9_August_1780)
Spanish-French fleet under Luis de Córdova y Córdova captures 29 ship British convoy

1781 April 16 Porto Praya (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Porto_Praya) - French under Suffren (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Andr%C3%A9_de_Suffren_de_Saint_Tropez) vs British, in the Cape Verde Islands

April 19 Fort Royal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Royal)
- Minor French under de Grasse vs British under Hood
- Minor French under Destouches vs British under Arbuthnot
July 21 Cape Breton Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_battle_off_Cape_Breton) - French attack British convoy
August 5 (15 NS?) Dogger Bank (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dogger_Bank_%281781%29) - Draw between Dutch and British squadrons
September 5 Chesapeake Bay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Chesapeake) - French under de Grasse drive off British under Graves
December 12 Second Ushant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ushant_%281781%29) - British under Kempenfelt capture part of a French convoy from de Guichen

1782 January 25 St Kitts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_St._Kitts) - British under Hood defeat French under de Grasse

February 17 Sadras (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sadras) - First fierce but indecisive fight between French under Suffren and British under Hughes near south-east India
April 9 and 12 The Saintes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Saintes) - British under Rodney decisively defeat French under de Grasse in the West Indies
April 12 Providien (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Providien) - 2nd fight between Suffren and Hughes off India
April 21 - British defeat French
July 6 Negapatam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Negapatam_%281782%29) - 3rd fight between Suffren and Hughes off India
September 3 Trincomalee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Trincomalee) - Hughes fleet damages Suffren's but withdraws
October 20 Cape Spartel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cape_Spartel) - Franco-Spanish fleet under Luis de Córdova y Córdova fights British fleet under Richard Howe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Howe) in indecisive battle. Howe resupplies Gibraltar

1783 June 20 Cuddalore (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cuddalore_%281783%29) - Suffren prevents Hughes seizing Cuddalore. Last of the five battles between Suffren and Hughes

Russo-Turkish War (1787-92)

1787 August 30 - Russians vs Turks

September 27, 28 and 30 - Russians vs Turks
October 15 - Russians defeat Turks

1788 June 17, 18, 28 and 29 and July 9 - Russian and Turkish land and sea forces clash near Ochakov (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_17_June_1788))

July 14/25 Ochakov (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ochakov) - Russia defeats Turkey near Fidonisi

1789 June 2–4 - Russians defeat Turks at Sinope (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_2_June_1789&action=edit&redlink=1))
1790 July 19 Kerch Strait (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kerch_Strait) - Slight Russian victory over Turks

September 8 and 9 Tendra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tendra) - Russians defeat Turks
October 31 - Russians defeat Turks at the Sulina mouth
November 17, 18 - Russians defeat Turks at Tultcha
November 29 - Russians defeat Turks at Ismail (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_29_November_1790&action=edit&redlink=1))
November 30, December 1, 2, 4-7 - Russians defeat Turks

1791 July 9 Matchin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Matchin) - Russians defeat Turkish rowing vessels

August 11 Cape Kaliakra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cape_Kaliakra) - Slight Russian victory over Turks in a largely inconclusive battle near Bulgaria

Russo-Swedish War (1788-90)

The Russian calendar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_calendar) was eleven days behind the Swedish during the 18th century, so Russian dates are eleven days earlier.

1788 July 17 (July 6 OS) Hogland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hogland) - Bloody engagement between Swedish and Russian battlefleets. Both sides lose a ship, but Swedes withdraw
1789 July 26 (July 15 OS) Öland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_%C3%96land_%281789%29) – Indecisive action between the Swedish and Russian battlefleets.

August 24 (August 15 OS) First Svensksund / Rochensalm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Svensksund_%281789%29) – Russian galley flotilla decisively defeats Swedes
September 18 (September 7 OS) - Russians defeat Swedes in small battle near Nyslott (Barezund)

1790 May 13 (May 2 OS) Reval (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Reval) - Disastrous Swedish attack on Russian battlefleet at Reval (now Tallinn).

May 15 (May 4 OS) Fredrikshamn - Swedish galley flotilla defeats Russian galley flotilla
June 3 and 4 (May 23 and 24 OS) - Action off Kronstadt - Indecisive action between the battlefleets.
July 3 (June 22 OS) Vyborg Bay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vyborg_Bay_%281790%29) – The Swedish battlefleet and galley flotilla break through the Russian blockade, suffering heavy losses.
July 9 (June 28 OS) Second Svensksund / Rochensalm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Svensksund_%281790%29) - Decisive victory of the Swedish galley flotilla.

French Revolutionary War (1793-1802)

1793 November 6 - French capture HMS Alexander (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Alexander_%281778%29) (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_6_November_1793))

November 18 - Short, inconclusive British-French battle (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_18_November_1793&action=edit&redlink=1))

1794 January 22 and 25 - French attack British convoy (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_22_January_1794))

April 23 - British defeat French frigates (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_23_April_1794))
June 1 The Glorious First of June (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Glorious_First_of_June) - British fleet defeats French fleet in North Atlantic but French grain convoy makes it through to Brest
June 8 - French vs British near Jersey
August 23 - British defeat French near Brest
October 22 - French vs British near Mauritius

1795 March 13 and 14 - British under Hotham vs French under Martin (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_13_March_1795&action=edit&redlink=1))

June 8 and 9 - British vs French near Belle Isle
June 23 Groix (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Groix) - British under Hood defeat French under Villaret-Joyeuse off Groix, France
July 13 - British vs French (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_13_July_1795&action=edit&redlink=1))
October 7 - British vs French (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_7_October_1795))

1797 February 14 Cape St Vincent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cape_St_Vincent_%281797%29) - British under Jervis defeat Spanish near Gibraltar

March 26 - Austrian vessels, supported by Venetian battleship, fight off small French attack (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_26_March_1797&action=edit&redlink=1))
May 16 - Danish vessels get the better of Tripolitans near Tripoli, Libya (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_16_May_1797))
October 11 Camperdown (Kamperduin) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Camperdown) - British fleet under Admiral Duncan defeats Dutch

1798 August 1–3 The Nile (Aboukir Bay) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Nile) - British under Nelson defeat moored French fleet under Brueys in Egypt

October 12 - British defeat French invasion force off western Ireland (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_12_October_1798))
October 28 - Minor British vs French

1799 September 3, 4, 5 and 10 - Minor light skirmishes between British and Spanish
1800 August 4 - French attack British convoy (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_4_August_1800))
1801 April 5 Copenhagen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Copenhagen_%281801%29) - British under Nelson destroy moored Danish ships off København to prevent France taking them over

July 6–12 Algeciras (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Algeciras) - French defeat initial British assault, British counter-attack and defeat Franco-Spanish force.

Napoleonic Wars (1803-15)

1803 May 23, 24 and 27 - 4 ships take on Tripolitan gunboat force (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_23_May_1803&action=edit&redlink=1))

May 31, June 1 - Adams vs Tripolitan gunboats
- Duckworth (British) defeats Rochambeau (French) near Santo Domingo

1804 February 15 Pulo Aura (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pulo_Aura) - French attack British convoy

August 3, 7, 23/24 and 28 and September 2–5 raids on Tripoli (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_3_August_1804&action=edit&redlink=1))

1805 about February - French squadron raids British (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_1805&action=edit&redlink=1))

July 4? - French capture British East Indiaman (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_July_1805&action=edit&redlink=1))

1805 July 4 - 2 Russian ships defeat French gunboat force (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_4_July_1805&action=edit&redlink=1))

July 22 Cape Finisterre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cape_Finisterre_%281805%29) - Inconclusive action between British Admiral Calder and French Admiral Villeneuve
August 6 - French attack British convoy (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_6_August_1805))
October 21 Trafalgar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Trafalgar) - Nelson defeats combined Franco-Spanish fleet under Admiral Villeneuve, losing his life but gaining control of the oceans for Britain for the rest of the war
November 4 - British capture 4 French battleship survivors from Trafalgar

1806 February 6 San(to) Domingo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_San_Domingo) - British under Duckworth defeat French under Leissegues (French) off Santo Domingo

July 4 - Russians defeat French in Narenta Channel
July 26 - British defeat Dutch (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_26_July_1806))
September 25 - British battleships defeat French frigate force (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_25_September_1806))

1807 February 19 - British battleships under Duckworth burn several Turkish ships in Dardanelles (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_19_February_1807))

May - British vs Turks at mouth of Dardanelles (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_May_1807))
May 22, 23 Dardanelles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Dardanelles_%281807%29) - Russians under Admiral Seniavin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiral_Seniavin) defeat Turks near Cape Janizary
July 1 Athos (Lemnos/Monte Sancto) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Athos) - Russians under Seniavin defeats Turks in northern Aegean
August 23 and 31 - Danes defeat British light forces near Copenhagen (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Actions_of_August_1807&action=edit&redlink=1))
September 2–7 Copenhagen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Copenhagen_%281807%29) - British forces under Admiral Gambier and General Cathcart capture the Danish fleet

1808 9–14 June - Capture of Rosily Squadron (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_Rosily_Squadron)

3 March Spain captures French battleship Atlas.

1809 April 13–17 - British capture French battleship near Porto Rico

late May - HMS Melpomène (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Melpom%C3%A8ne) vs Danish gunboats
June 25–27 - British and Sicilians vs French near Pozzuoli Bay
October 26 and 31 Cette and ? - Southern France
November 18 - French frigates defeat British East Indiamen near Mauritius (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_18_November_1809))
December 13 - French frigates capture HMS Junon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Junon_%281809%29) (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_13_December_1809))

1810 July 3 - French frigate force defeats British East Indiamen in Mozambique Channel (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_3_July_1810))

August 26 Grand Port (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Grand_Port) - French defeat British at Vieux Grand Port, Mauritius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Mauritius)
August 31 - British vs French near Toulon

1811 March 13 Lissa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lissa_%281811%29) - British frigates under Hoste defeat larger Franco-Venetian squadron under Dubordieu off Lissa (Vis) in the Adriatic

November 29 - Britain captures French frigate (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_29_November_1811))

1812 February 22 - Britain captures French battleship Rivoli (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_22_February_1812))

July 12 Lyngør (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lyng%C3%B8r) - British sink last Danish frigate

1813 November 5 - Skirmish between British and French near Toulon (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_5_November_1813))

Independence wars

1811 March 2 - Spanish defeat Argentines under Juan B. Azopardo at San Nicolás on the Paraná River
1814 March 11 - Argentines under William Brown attack Spanish under Romerate (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Action_of_11_March_1814&action=edit&redlink=1))

May 14, 16 and 17 - Argentines under William Brown defeat Spanish (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_14_May_1814))

1823 May 4 - Brazilians under Cochrane vs Portuguese (details (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_4_May_1823))

July 2, 4 and 6 - Brazilians under Cochrane vs Portuguese
July 24 Lake Maracaibo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lake_Maracaibo) - Republican naval forces of Venezuela vs Spanish Empire fleet in Lake Maracaibo that includes siege of Defensive Castles in Zapara, San Fernando and San Carlos islands

1826 February 9 - Argentinians vs Brazilians

Punta Collares (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Battle_of_Punta_Collares&action=edit&redlink=1)
June 11 Los Posos (Quilmes) (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Battle_of_Los_Posos&action=edit&redlink=1) - 11 Argentine vessels under William Brown defeat 31 Brazilian vessels near Buenos Aires

1827 February 9 Juncal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Juncal) - 15 Argentines under Brown defeat 17 Brazilians under Pereira

February 24 - Argentines under Brown vs Brazilians near Quilmes
April 6 and 7 Monte Santiago (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Monte_Santiago) - Brazilians defeat Argentines under William Brown

War of 1812

Battle of Sacket's Harbor (1812) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Sacket%27s_Harbor) 19 July 1812
USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Constitution_vs_HMS_Guerriere) 19 August 1812
Capture of HMS Frolic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_HMS_Frolic) 18 October 1812
Action off Madeira (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_United_States_vs_HMS_Macedonian) 25 October 1812
Action off Kingston (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engagements_on_Lake_Ontario) 6 November 1812
Action off Brazil (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Java_%281811%29) 29 December 1812
Action in the Demerara River (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinking_of_HMS_Peacock) 24 February 1813
Battle of Rappahannock River (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rappahannock_River) 3 April 1813
Battle of York (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_York) 27 April 1813
Battle of Fort George (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_George) 25-27 May 1813
Action off James Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_off_James_Island) 28 May 1813
Battle of Sacket's Harbor (1813) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Sacket%27s_Harbor) 28 May – 29 May 1813
Battle of Boston Harbor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_USS_Chesapeake) 1 June 1813
Action off Charles Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_off_Charles_Island) 14 July 1813
Action off Bermuda (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_HMS_Dominica) 5 August 1813
Action off the Niagara (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engagements_on_Lake_Ontario) 10 August 1813
Action off St. David's Head (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_USS_Argus) 14 August 1813
Action off Pemaquid Point (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_HMS_Boxer) 5 September 1813
Battle of Lake Erie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lake_Erie) 10 September 1813
Action off the Genesee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engagements_on_Lake_Ontario) 11 September 1813
"Burlington Races" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engagements_on_Lake_Ontario) 28 September 1813
Battle of Valparaiso (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Valparaiso) 28 March 1814
Action in the Straits of Florida (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Frolic_%281813%29) 20 April 1814
Action off Cape Canaveral (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_HMS_Epervier) 28 April 1814
Battle of Fort Oswego (1814) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Oswego_%281814%29) 6 May 1814
Battle of Big Sandy Creek (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Big_Sandy_Creek) 29-30 May 1814
Sinking of HMS Reindeer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinking_of_HMS_Reindeer) 28 June 1814
Action at Nottawasaga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engagements_on_Lake_Huron) 14 August 1814
Sinking of HMS Avon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinking_of_HMS_Avon) 1 September 1814
Capture of the Scorpion and Tigress (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engagements_on_Lake_Huron) 2-6 September 1814
Battle of Plattsburgh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Plattsburgh) 11 September 1814
Battle of Baltimore (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baltimore) 12-15 September 1814
Battle of Fort Bowyer (1814) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Bowyer) 14-16 September 1814
Battle of Fayal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fayal) 26-27 September 1814
Action off the Bay of St. Louis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_13_December_1814_%28Louisiana_Campaign%29) 13 December 1814
Battle of Lake Borgne (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lake_Borgne) 14 December 1814
Siege of Fort St. Philip (1815) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Fort_St._Philip_%281815%29) 9-18 January 1815
Battle of Fort Peter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Peter) 13-14 January 1815
Action off New York (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_USS_President) 15 January 1815
Action in the Mid-Atlantic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_HMS_Cyane) 20 February 1815
Action off Tristan da Cunha (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_HMS_Penguin) 23 March 1815
1812 July 19 First Battle of Sacket's Harbor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Sacket%27s_Harbor) - US turns back British naval attack
1813 May 28–29 Second Battle of Sacket's Harbor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Sacket%27s_Harbor) - US General Jacob Brown turns back British under Sir George Prevost

September 13 Battle of Lake Erie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lake_Erie)- US squadron under Oliver Hazard Perry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Hazard_Perry) defeats British under Robert Heriot Barclay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Heriot_Barclay), gaining control of the lake

1814 September 11 Plattsburgh (Lake Champlain) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Plattsburgh) - US squadron under Thomas Macdonough (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Macdonough) defeats British under George Downie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Downie)

Greek War of Independence

1821 March 4 - Greeks vs Turks north-west of Zakynthos

June 5, 6 and 8 - Greeks defeat Turks
August 10-c. 13 - Skirmishes
October 1 - Skirmish

1822 March 4

May 31
June 18–19 - Greek fireships under Constantine Kanaris (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_Kanaris) blow up the flagship of Ottoman admiral Kara Ali Pasha

1823 September 27 - Greeks vs Turks west of Lemnos

October 23 - Greeks vs Turks near Pondikonisi

1824 August 11, 12, 13, 16, 17 and c. 26 - Various skirmishes between Greeks and Turks/Egyptians/Tunisians

September 1 - First Budrum - Greeks vs Turks and Egyptians
September 9 - Second Budrum
September 22 - Greeks vs Egyptians near Nikaria
September 29
November 12 and 13 - Greeks vs Turks and Egyptians near Spinalonga

1825 April 29

May 26
June 1 - Greeks defeat Turks between Euboea and Andros
June 14 and 15 - Greeks defeat Turks and Egyptians near Suda Bay
June 28 and 29 - Greeks vs Turks and Egyptians south of Cerigo
August 3 - Greeks defeat Turks near Missolonghi
November 14 - Greeks under Miaoulis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Vokos_Miaoulis) vs Turks/Egyptians/Algerines/Tripolitans near Navarin
November 25, 26, 29, 30 and December 6 and 7 - Greeks vs Turks (and allies?) near Missolonghi

1826 January 22 and 28 - Greeks vs Turks

April 15
July 27 and 28 - Greeks vs Turks near Samos
September 10 and 11 - Greeks vs Turks near Mitylene
October 7 (6?) - Greeks vs Turks in Aegean Sea (?)

1827 September 29 - Greeks vs Turks in Salona Bay

October 20 Navarino (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Navarino) - British/French/Russian squadrons, under Admirals Codrington, de Rigny, and Geiden, destroy Turkish/Egyptian/Tunisian fleet of Tahir Pasha (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tahir_Pasha&action=edit&redlink=1) off south-west Greece

1828 January 31 - British and French defeat Greek pirates at Grambusa

June 9 (May 26 OS) - Russians defeat Turks near Braila (Russo-Turkish War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russo-Turkish_War,_1828-1829))

Capt P
12-18-2011, 07:22
Impressive list. Thanks for the time you put into this.

Mister Rich
12-22-2011, 21:02

That is an impressive list! Very well done!


David Manley
12-23-2011, 01:25
Impressive list.

And don't forget thats only a VERY small proportion of the actual historical actions that players will have available to choose from if they want to go down a purely historical route. :)

12-23-2011, 09:01
Should keep us busy for a week or two then.

02-02-2013, 08:04
Daniel, thanks for the list. Great way to start learning about specific actions. Will serve as a nice resource.

Jack Aubrey
02-26-2013, 02:46
Great work, Daniel. Super...