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  1. #151


    18 March

    On the 18th of March 1799, the HMS Telegraph captured the French ship Hirondelle near Île de Batz.

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    19 March


  3. #153


    20 March

    On the 20th of March 1815, Napoleon returned to Paris from his exile on Elba.

  4. #154


    21 March

    On the 21st of March 1800, the HMS Peterel captured two merchants, which were part of a larger convoy, off the coast of Marseille.

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    22 March

    On the 22nd of March 1820, U.S. Commodore Stephen Decatur died after dueling with James Barron at Bladensburg, Maryland.
    Last edited by Coog; 01-25-2014 at 06:30.

  6. #156


    23 March

    On the 23rd of March 1815, U.S.S. Hornet defeated HMS Penguin off Tristan da Cunha in the south Atlantic.
    Last edited by Coog; 01-23-2014 at 15:07.

  7. #157


    24 March

    Congress orders all Continental naval vessels and privateers home.

    George Dewey is commissioned Admiral of the Navy.

  8. #158


    25 March

    On the 25th of March 1802, the Treaty of Amiens was signed.

    USS Essex takes the Peruvian corsair ship Nereyda.

  9. #159


    26 March

    On the 26th of March 1806, HMS Pique, formally the French ship Pallas, captured the French brigs Phaéton and Voltigeur.

  10. #160


    27 March

    On March 27, 1794 President George Washington and Congress authorized creation of the U.S. Navy.

  11. #161


    28 March

    On the 28th of March 1814, HMS Phoebe (36) and HMS Cherub (18) captured USS Essex (36) and USS Essex Junior (20) at the port Valparaíso, Chile.

    Essex becomes the first U.S. Navy vessel to pass the Cape of Good Hope.

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    29 March


  13. #163


    30 March

    On the 30th of March 1800, three British ships attacked and captured the French Tonnant-class Guillaume Tell (80).

  14. #164


    31 March

    On the 31st of March 1813, Royal Marines from four British ships attacked and captured two batteries at Morgeon in the south of France.

  15. #165


    1 April

    On the 1st of April 1797, during the French Revolutionary Wars, HMS Hazard captured the French privateer Hardi off of Ireland.

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    2 April

    On the 2nd of April 1801, the Battle of Copenhagen took place between British and Danish-Norwegian fleets.

    Navy frigate Alliance captures two British privateers, Mars and Minerva.

    Construction of the first naval hospital begins at Portsmouth, Va.

  17. #167


    3 April

    On the 3rd of April 1813, the British navy engaged American ships in the Battle of Rappahannock River, an inlet to the Chesapeake Bay.

    On 3 April, 1836 the Republic of Texas schooner Invincible sinks the Mexican schooner Montezuma.

  18. #168


    4 April

    On the 4th of April 1808, a battle broke out between forces of the British and Spanish navies near Cadiz.

    The Continental Navy frigate Columbus captures HM Tender Hawke; this is the first American capture of a British armed vessel.

    Sailors and Marines from sailing sloop Plymouth, protect U.S. citizens at Shanghai.

    Appointment of the first Civil Engineering Corps officer, Rear Adm. Mordecai Endicott, as chief of Bureau of Yards and Docks.

    NATO is established.

  19. #169


    5 April

    On the 5th of April 1805, the HMS Bacchante landed a shore party to capture a 40 foot tower armed with three 24-pound guns near Havana, Cuba.

  20. #170


    6 April

    The Action of 6 April 1809 was a small naval battle fought between the French frigate Niémen and several British frigates.

  21. #171


    7 April

    The Action of 7 April 1800 was a minor naval engagement fought between a British squadron blockading the Spanish naval base of Cadiz and a convoy of 13 Spanish merchant vessels escorted by three frigates, bound for the Spanish colonies in the Americas.

    The Continental brig Lexington captures the British ship Edward.

  22. #172


    8 April

    On the 8th of April 1782, ships of the U.S. Continental Navy and Great Britain fought with each other in what is known as the Battle of Delaware Bay.

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    9 April

    On the 9th of April 1799, HMS St. Fiorenzo and HMS Amelia engaged the French frigates Vengeance, Sémillante, Cornélie, and a gun vessel, as well as a gun battery protecting them.

  24. #174


    10 April

    The French frigate Gloire was followed by the British frigate HMS Astraea and was ultimately brought to battle in a closely fought engagement.

  25. #175


    11 April

    On the 11th of April 1783, the Continental Congress proclaimed the cessation of arms with Great Britain.

  26. #176


    12 April

    On the 12th of April 1782, British and French fleets fought the Battle of the Saintes in the West Indies
    Last edited by Coog; 01-25-2014 at 20:23.

  27. #177


    13 April

    On the 13th of April 1796, HMS Indefatigable and HMS Révolutionnaire captured the French frigate Unité.

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    14 April

    On the 14th of April 1793, Admiral John Gell’s squadron captured the French privateer Général Dumourier and her Spanish prize, the St. Jago.

  29. #179


    15 April

    On the 15th of April 1805, crewmembers of the HMS Papillon captured the Spanish privateer Conception off the west coast of Jamaica.

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    16 April

    On the 16th of April 1797, the Spithead mutiny began as sailors from 16 ships of the Channel Fleet, under the command of Admiral Lord Bridport, responded to poor living conditions and low pay.

  31. #181


    17 April

    On the 17th of April 1780, British and French ships engaged in the Battle of Martinique in the West Indies.

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    18 April


  33. #183


    19 April

    On the 19th of April 1770, Captain James Cook, commanding the Endeavour, reached the south-eastern coast of Australia, being the first recorded Europeans to see eastern Australia.

  34. #184


    20 April

    On the 20th of April 1792, Louis XVI of France declared war on the Habsburg monarchy of Austria, resulting in the French Revolutionary Wars.

    On this day, 20 April 1814 while in the Florida Strait, the 18-gun sloop-of-war USS Frolic encountered the British 36-gun frigate HMS Orpheus and 12-gun schooner HMS Shelburne.

  35. #185


    21 April

    On this day, 21 April 1782 the 74-gun Pégase was captured by the Captain John Jervis in the 80-gun HMS Foudroyant.

  36. #186


    22 April

    On the 22nd of April 1676, French and Dutch-Spanish fleets fought in the Battle of Augusta off the east coast of Sicily.

    Capt. John Paul Jones of Ranger leads a landing party raid on Whitehaven, England.

  37. #187


    23 April

    The Action of 23 April 1794 took place between a British squadron of five frigates under the command of Sir John Borlase Warren and three frigates and a corvette under the command of Chef d'escadre F. Desgarceaux during the French Revolutionary Wars.

  38. #188


    24 April

    The Continental Navy sloop Ranger captures HMS Drake.

    On 24 April 1798 the 36-gun HMS Phoenix captured the French privateer Brave.

  39. #189


    25 April

    On the 25th of April 1607, the Dutch defeated the Spanish in the Battle of Gibraltar.

    Anzac Day

    ARA Santa Fe disabled at Grytviken, South Georgia liberated, 30 years ago today

  40. #190


    26 April

    On the 26th of April 1797, British ships, under the command of Captain George Martin, captured two Spanish frigates off the coast of Conil de la Frontera, Spain.

  41. #191


    27 April

    The Battle of Derne was a decisive victory of a mercenary army led by a detachment of United States Marines and soldiers over pirate forces along the Barbary coast nation of Tripoli during the First Barbary War.

  42. #192


    28 April

    The capture of HMS Epervier was a naval action fought off the coast of Florida near Cape Canaveral on 28 April 1814, between the ship-rigged sloop of war USS Peacock, commanded by Master Commandant Lewis Warrington, and the Cruizer-class brig-sloop Epervier under Commander Richard Wales.

    On the 28th of April 1789, Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against the HMS Bounty’s captain, William Bligh.

  43. #193


    29 April

    On the 29th of April 1758, British and French forces engaged in the Battle of Cuddalore off the Carnatic coast of southern India.

    The Battle of Fort Royal was a naval battle fought off Fort Royal, Martinique in the West Indies during the American War of Independence on 29 April 1781 between fleets of the British Royal Navy and the French Navy.

  44. #194


    30 April

    Congress Established U.S. Department of the Navy

    George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.

    Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France.

    The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.

  45. #195


    1 May

    The Action of 1 May 1781 was a minor naval engagement nearly 210 miles off the Port of Brest in which HMS Canada, a 74-gun third rate of the Royal Navy chased, intercepted and captured the 40-gun Spanish frigate Santa Leocadia.

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    2 May

    The Dos de Mayo of 1808, was a rebellion by the people of Madrid against the occupation of the city by French troops.

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    3 May

    On the 3rd of May 1810, the HMS Spartan engaged Neapolitan ships in the Bay of Naples.

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    4 May

    HMS Belle Poule participated with HMS Alceste in an attack on Parenza (Istria).

  49. #199


    5 May

    On this day 5 May 1821 Napoleon dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.

  50. #200


    6 May

    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 Speedy under the command of Thomas, Lord Cochrane.


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