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Fleet - Notable Historical Events

Edward IIIAug 29, 1350

ColumbusApr 30, 1492

Francis DrakeAug 7, 1573

Peter IJul 18, 1696

James WolfeJul 26, 1758

Horatio NelsonFeb 14, 1797

NapoleonJul 1, 1798

Winston ChurchillJul 26, 1914

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Fleet - Historical Events
Date Event
480

Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Artemisium - Persian naval victory over the Greeks in an engagement fought near promontory on the north coast of Euboea. Greek fleet holds its own against the Persians in three days of fighting but withdraws upon news of the defeat at Thermopylae.

480

Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.

241

First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.

BC
AD
610-10-05

Heraclius' fleet takes Constantinople

1156-05-28

Battle at Brindisi: Norman-Sicillian King William beats Byzantine fleet under John Doukas and Alexios Bryennios

1185-04-24

Battle at Danoura: Yoshitsune Minamoto's fleet beats imperial fleet

1203-07-17

Siege of Constantinople begins during the fourth Crusade, Crusaders aboad a Venetian fleet attack the city

1217-08-24

Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France

1281-08-14

During Kublai Khan's 2nd Invasion of Japan his invading Chinese fleet of 3,500 vessels disappears in a typhoon near Japan

1304-08-10

-11] Battle at Zierik Sea: Dutch & French fleet beat Flemish fleet

1340-06-24

In the Hundred Years War, English fleet destroys the French at the battle of Sluys

1350-08-29

Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.

1405-07-11

Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.

1453-04-21

Turkish fleet sinks ships Golden Receiver in Constantinople

1492-04-30

Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet

1492-09-06

Columbus' fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands

1492-10-08

Columbus' fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico

1492-10-13

English admiral Poynings fleet occupies Lock

1492-10-16

Columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas)

1492-10-25

Columbus' fleet sites "Zandislands" (Ragged Island Range, Bahamas)

1492-10-26

Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas

1492-11-22

Pinta under Martín Alonso Pinzón separates from Columbus's fleet

1498-03-02

Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island

1499-08-25

Battle at Sapienza: Turkish fleet beats Venetians

1512-08-10

Battle at Brest: English fleet beats France

1515-05-03

Persian Gulf: Portugese fleet occupies Ormuz

1520-10-21

Exploer Ferdinand Magellen and his fleet reach Cape Virgenes and become first Europeans to sail into the Pacific Ocean

1521-04-07

Magelhaes' fleet reaches Cebu

1528-09-28

Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die

1535-06-14

Karel V's fleet sails under Andrea Doria to Tunis

1538-09-28

Battle at Preveza: Turkish fleet under Barbarossa beats Spanish

1543-09-06

French & Turkish fleet occupies Nice

1551-08-14

Turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli

1560-03-07

Christian fleet under Gian Andrea lands at Djerba, N Africa

1560-03-13

Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli

1560-07-29

Turkish fleet recaptures Djerba on Spanjaarden

1571-10-07

Battle of Lepanto: Holy League of southern European nations destroys Ottoman fleet in significant loss off Western Greece

1572-12-13

Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet (confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under admiral Lumey

1573-08-07

Francis Drake's fleet returns to Plymouth after a year spent raiding for Spanish treasure

1574-01-29

Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet

1574-09-13

Turkish fleet recaptures Tunis

1585-12-20

English fleet & Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, reach Vlissingen

1587-04-19

Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain & sinks Spanish fleet

1588-07-21

First engagement between the English fleet and the Spanish Armada off the Eddystone Rocks

1588-07-29

The Battle of Gravelines - Spanish Armada damaged & scattered by the English fleet

1588-08-12

Commander of the English fleet Lord Howard of Effingham calls off chase of the Spanish Armada off coast of Scotland

1592-05-29

Battle of Sacheon: Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet - first use of Korean Turtle ship

1596-06-22

Cornelis de Houtmans fleet reaches Banten Java

1596-06-30

English/Dutch fleet reach Cadiz

1596-07-05

English fleet under the earl of Essex plunder Cadiz

1596-09-05

Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java

1596-09-07

Dutch fleet bombards Banten, Java

1596-10-25

Spanish fleet sails from Lisbon to Ireland

1597-06-24

Cornelis de Houtman's fleet reaches Bantam, West Java

1597-08-14

Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java

1598-03-25

Cornelis de Houtman's fleet departs for East-Indies

1598-05-01

Jacob van Neck's merchant fleet departs for Java

1598-11-25

Jacob Cornelius van Neck's merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java on second Dutch expedition to Indonesia

1599-01-11

Jacob van Necks fleet leaves Bantam Java with pepper, clove & muskaat

1599-07-19

Jacob van Necks merchant fleet leaves Java

1603-12-18

First fleet of the Dutch East India Compnay under Admiral Steven van der Haghen departs for the East-Indies

1604-12-31

Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam

1607-04-25

Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish/Portuguese fleet

1612-08-29

Battle at Surat, India: English fleet beats Portuguese

1621-01-13

Jan Pieterszoon Coen's fleet sets sail to Moluccas (from Jacarta)

1622-09-06

Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die

1624-05-03

Spanish silver fleet sails to Panama

1624-05-07

Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru

1624-05-13

Admiral Hermites' fleet blockade Lima, Peru

1624-08-14

Dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru

1625-10-08

Admiral George Villiers' fleet sails from Plymouth to Cadiz

1627-07-10

English fleet under George Villiers reach La Rochelle [NS=June 20]

1627-07-12

English fleet under George Villiers lands on the Rhe [NS=June 22]

1627-07-20

English fleet under George Villiers reaches La Rochelle [OS=June 10]

1627-07-22

English fleet under George Villiers lands on the Rhe [OS=June 12]

1627-11-08

English fleet under George Villiers leaves Île de Ré

1628-09-08

Bay of Matanzas Cuba: Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet

1630-02-14

Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco, Brazil

1634-05-04

Johan van Walbeecks fleet departs to West Indies

1634-07-29

Dutch fleet under Johannes van Walbeeck lands on Curacao

1652-05-29

Battle of Goodwin Sands, off Folkestone, Kent: English 'General at Sea' Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under Lieutenant Admiral Maarten Tromp

1652-09-07

Battle of Monte Christo: Dutch fleet under J van Galen beat English

1652-12-10

Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet

1653-02-20

Defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth

1653-03-14

Johan van Galen beats English fleet at Livorno

1653-06-12

- 13] First Anglo-Dutch War: Battle of the Gabbard/ Battle at North Foreland, English fleet beats the Dutch

1653-08-10

The Battle of Scheveningen, English fleet beats Dutch

1654-05-13

Venetian fleet under Adm Adeler beats Turkish

1655-04-04

Battle at Postage Farina, Tunis: English fleet beats Barbary pirates

1655-04-28

English admiral Blake beats Tunen pirate fleet

1656-04-10

Dutch fleet occupiers Colombo Ceylon

1657-04-20

Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet

1658-06-14

Battle at Dunes: English & French fleet beat Spanish

1658-06-24

French fleet recaptures Duinkerk

1658-08-24

Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish

1658-11-08

Battle of the Sound: Swedish fleet beats Dutch during 2nd Northern War

1663-06-08

Battle at Amegical: English & Portugese fleet beats Spanish

1665-06-03

Duke of York (future James II) defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft

1665-06-13

Battle of Lowestoft, off Suffolk, England: English fleet beats Dutch

1665-08-12

English fleet beat Dutch fleet

1666-06-04

Battle at Dunkirk: English vs Dutch fleet

1666-08-05

English fleet beats Dutch under Michiel de Ruyter

1667-02-25

Abraham Crijnssens fleet reach Fort Willoughby on Suriname River

1667-06-12

-13] Michiel de Ruyter destroys English fleet

1667-10-18

English fleet plunders Suriname plantations

1672-06-07

Battle by Solebay: Dutch adm M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet

1673-02-21

Michiel A de Ruyter appointed lt-admiral-general of Dutch fleet

1673-06-14

Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French/English fleet

1673-08-08

Dutch battle fleet of 23 ships demands surrender of NYC

1673-08-21

Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet

1675-09-06

Swedish admiral Stenbock sails out with fleet of 66 ships

1676-06-02

Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch/Spanish fleet

1676-06-11

Battle at Öland: Danish & Dutch fleet under CM Tromp beats Sweden

1677-04-22

Battle at Catania: between French & Dutch fleet

1678-05-03

French conquering fleet at Curacao, 1200 die

1678-05-11

French admiral Jean d'Estrees' fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curacao

1688-11-11

Prince Willem III's invasion fleet sails to England

1690-06-30

Battle of Beachy Head: French under Tourville beat Dutch/English fleet

1690-07-10

Battle of Beachy Head - French fleet defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet under Cornelis Evertsen

1692-05-29

Battle at La Hogue: English & Dutch fleet beat France

1693-06-27

1st sea battle of Lagos: a French fleet under Anne Hilarion de Tourville defeated an Anglo-Dutch fleet under George Rooke

1694-06-29

Dutch fleet attacks French grain transports

1695-08-11

English & Dutch fleet capture Dunkerk

1696-07-18

Tsar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River

1702-08-19

-24] Battle at Santa Marta Venz: English fleet beat French

1702-10-23

Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch & English fleet destroy & occupy Spanish silver fleet & French squadron

1704-08-03

English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar

1704-08-25

Battle of Malaga: French vs English & Dutch fleet

1705-10-15

English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona

1711-08-23

Admiral Hovenden Walkers fleet reach St Lawrence

1714-07-14

Battle of Aland, Russian fleet overpowers larger Swedish fleet

1714-07-27

Battle at Hango (Hangut): Russians beat Swedish fleet

1715-07-30

Spanish gold & silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida

1718-07-31

Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish

1718-08-11

Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish

1719-12-18

Thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children"

1738-05-09

England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea & West-Indies

1741-03-04

British fleet under Rear Admiral of the Blue Sir Chaloner Ogle reaches Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)

1741-03-09

English fleet under admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena

1744-02-08

French/Spanish fleet leaves Toulon

1744-02-09

Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews)

1744-02-22

Battle at Toulon: English-French & Spanish fleet

1745-06-16

British fleet occupies Cap Breton on St Lawrence River

1747-05-14

A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre.

1747-10-25

British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.

1749-05-11

British parliament accepts Consolidation Act: fleet reorganization

1756-06-27

French fleet conquer St Philips Castle of Minorca

1758-07-26

British battle fleet under gen James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg

1759-05-01

British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West Indies, capturing it from France

1761-06-08

British fleet occupies Belle Île off the Brittany Coast

1762-02-12

British fleet occupies Martinique

1762-08-14

English fleet occupies Havana

1770-07-06

Battle at Cesme: Russian fleet beats Turkish

1775-10-13

Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet

1776-10-11

Brig Gen Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet defeated by British

1779-06-08

Admiral Nelson and Captain Thomas Hardy and sail against Spanish fleet on HMS Foudroyant

1779-06-18

French fleet occupies St Vincent

1779-07-04

French fleet occupies Grenada

1779-12-31

English fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels

1780-01-16

Battle at Cape St Vincent: admiral Rodney beats Spanish fleet

1781-04-29

French fleet occupies Tobago during American War of Independence

1781-04-29

French fleet stopped Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope

1781-08-05

Battle at Dogger Bank: Dutch fleet vs English fleet

1781-08-30

French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British under Admiral Graves at battle of Chesapeake Capes in American Revolutionary War

1782-02-04

British garrison surrenders to French & Spanish fleet

1782-02-13

French fleet occupies St Christopher

1782-04-12

Battle at Les Saintes West-Indies: British fleet beats French

1788-01-18

The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay to set up a penal colony

1788-03-06

The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.

1790-07-09

Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund - in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.

1797-02-14

The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.

1797-02-18

Trinidad is surrendered to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby.

1797-10-11

Battle of Camperdown (Kamperduin): English navy defeats Dutch fleet

1798-07-01

Napoleon's fleet reaches Alexandria Egypt

1798-08-01

Battle of Abukir on the Nile-Nelson defeats French fleet

1799-08-13

British fleet under Lord Seymour overthrows Suriname

1799-08-30

Batavian fleet surrenders to British

1801-04-02

Napoleonic Wars: naval Battle of Copenhagen - The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet.

1801-07-06

Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British

1801-07-12

Battle at Algeciras: British fleet beats French & Spanish

1804-01-31

British vice-admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Curacao

1805-10-21

Battle of Trafalgar, British Admiral Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet but shot and killed

1807-06-19

Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.

1807-09-02

The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.

1814-12-27

Destruction of schooner Carolina, the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans.

1815-09-28

Joachim Murats fleet sails from Corsica to Naples

1827-10-20

Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet

1846-08-17

US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California

1852-02-02

1st British public men's toilet opens (Fleet St London)

1853-08-08

Russian fleet appears at Nagasaki, Japan

1856-11-03

A British fleet bombards Canton.

1861-08-03

Federal fleet bombards Galveston, Texas

1862-02-07

Federal fleet attack on Roanoke Island NC

1862-10-05

Federal fleet occupies Galveston, Texas

1863-04-07

Battle of Charleston SC, failed Federal fleet attack on Fort Sumter

1863-04-19

Union troops/fleet occupy For Huger, Virginia

1864-08-08

Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Gaines, Alabama

1864-08-23

Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Morgan, Alabama

1865-01-12

-13] Union fleet bombs Fort Fisher NC

1865-11-26

Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.

1866-05-02

Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.

1866-07-17

Italian fleet under Admiral Count Carlo Pellion di Persano captures Austrian Fort Lissa

1882-07-11

British fleet bombs Alexandria

1883-05-31

French fleet under Pierre begins siege of Tamatave, Madagascar

1893-06-22

British fleet under Vice Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut

1895-01-15

French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar

1898-04-24

US fleet under commodore Dewey sails from Hong Kong to Philippines

1898-05-01

George Dewey commands "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" as US route Spanish fleet at Manila

1898-07-03

US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba

1898-07-08

US battle fleet under Admiral Dewey occupies Isla Grande at Manila

1899-12-29

English fleet brings German postschip Bundesrath up

1901-11-07

A French fleet seizes the customs house on the Turkish-ruled island of Mytilene after Turks refuse to settle France's indemnity claims for losses suffered by French subjects in 1896

1904-03-06

The Japanese fleet bombards Vladivostok, the major Russian port on the Pacific

1904-04-13

A squadron of the Russian fleet is decoyed out of Port Arthur by Japanese maneuvers, when they realize they are sailing into a trap; their battleship Petropavlovsk hits a mine and sinks, with a loss of 700 men

1904-08-10

Japanese fleet defeat Russians off Port Arthur

1904-08-11

The Russian fleet in the harbor of at Port Arthur are exposed to Russian guns on the hill above the harbor; Russian trips attempt escape, but most are forced back into harbor by Japanese ships

1904-10-16

Russian Baltic fleet departs to Port Arthur

1904-10-22

Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship

1905-05-27

Japanese fleet destroys Russian East Sea fleet in Straits of Tushima

1905-11-22

British, Italian, Russian, French & Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos

1906-06-05

Determined to keep pace with Britain as a major naval power, the German Reichstag passes new navy legislation, increasing the total tonnage in Germany's fleet

1906-12-20

Venezuela (under vice-pres Gomez) attacks Dutch fleet

1907-12-16

As a gesture of the US's new presence as a world power, President Roosevelt sends the US Battle Fleet on a round-the-world cruise, visiting ports internationally

1908-05-05

Great White Fleet arrives in SF

1908-05-23

Part of Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound, Washington

1908-07-07

Great White Fleet leaves SF Bay

1908-08-20

America's Great White Fleet arrives in Sydney, Australia, to be greeted with a tremendous welcome; 221 American sailors desert to remain in Australia

1909-02-22

Great White Fleet, 1st US fleet to circle the globe, returns to Va

1914-07-26

First Lord of the Admiralty (British Minister of Navy) Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain

1914-07-28

First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill orders British Grand Fleet to Scapa Flow

1914-07-29

British fleet leaves Portland/passes Straits of Dover

1914-08-01

British fleet reaches Scapa Flow

1914-08-03

French fleet sails to North Africa

1914-08-04

German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast

1914-08-19

German fleet bombs English coast

1914-08-28

Battle of Helgoland: British fleet beats German, 1,100 killed

1914-10-04

Dardanellen (French & English) fleet bombs Turkish forts

1914-12-15

British fleet forfeits chance to destroy German fleet in North Sea

1915-02-19

British fleet fire on Dardanelles coast

1916-05-31

Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak): naval battle betwwen British Grand Fleet and German High Seas Fleet: 10,000 die in this inconcluisve slaughter

1917-06-24

Russian Black Sea fleet mutinies at Sebastopol

1918-11-21

The German High Seas Fleet of 5 battlecruisers, 9 battleships, 7 cruisers and 49 destroyers surrendered to the British Grand Fleet and were shepherded into the Firth of Forth.

1919-06-21

German Admiral von Reuter scuttles his own captured fleet

1923-09-23

80,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against Fleet law

1923-10-26

Dutch second Chamber rejects Fleet laws (50-49 vote)

1928-10-04

KPD begins petition against Germany building a battle fleet

1931-09-15

British naval fleet mutinies at Invergordon over pay cuts

1937-08-25

Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast

1939-08-30

Isoroku Yamamoto appointed supreme commander of Japanese fleet

1939-09-14

British fleet attacks German U-39 boat

1940-02-14

British merchant vessel fleet is armed

1940-03-16

German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow

1940-07-03

British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it.

1940-07-04

British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die

1940-09-23

-27] French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees

1940-11-11

British Fleet Air Arm attack destroys half of Italian fleet at Taranto

1941-03-28

Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy

1941-11-06

Japanese fleet readies assault on Pearl Harbor

1941-11-29

Passenger ship Lurline sends radio signal of sighting Jap war fleet

1941-12-02

Yamamoto sends his fleet to Pearl Harbor

1941-12-06

Dutch & British pilots see Japanese invasion fleet at Singapore

1941-12-07

Futshida's air fleet passes coastline of Oahu

1941-12-24

1st ships of admiral Nagumo's Pearl Harbor fleet return to Japan

1942-10-22

1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland

1942-10-23

First ships of invasion fleet to Morocco leave Norfolk

1943-01-21

Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Royal Navy, promoted to Admiral of the Fleet

1943-05-01

69th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:04

1943-05-08

69th Preakness: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4

1943-05-08

Admiral Cunningham of Britsh fleet: "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass"

1943-06-05

75th Belmont: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:28.2

1943-07-05

US invasion fleet (96 ships) sails to Sicily

1943-07-08

US invasion fleet passes Bizerta Tunisia

1943-09-10

Italian fleet anchors at Malta

1944-04-14

Gen Eisenhower becomes head commander of allied air fleet

1944-04-19

Allied fleet attack Sabang Sumatra

1944-06-19

Heavy air raid on US fleet at Guam "Turkey Shoot"

1944-06-19

World War II: First day of the 2 day Battle of the Philippine Sea, US naval forces defeat Japanese fleet

1944-06-20

US attacks Japanese fleet in Philippines Sea

1944-07-04

1st Japanese kamikaze attack, US fleet near Iwo Jima

1944-10-22

Kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo

1944-10-25

Battle in Straits of Surigao: Japanese fleet destroyed

1945-02-19

US 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese with 30,000 US Marines

1945-03-26

Kamikaze attack on US battle fleet near Kerama Retto

1945-04-06

Massive kamikaze attack on US battle fleet near Okinawa

1945-04-07

US planes intercept Japanese fleet heading for Okinawa on a suicide superbattleship Yamato & four destroyers were sunk

1945-05-08

Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet

1967-07-24

Chinese army/air force/fleet repress uprising in Wuhan City

1982-04-05

British fleet sails to Falkland Islands

1995-10-07

Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4

1996-01-20

46th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston

1996-01-30

Commander of the U.S. Fifth Fleet Scott Redd states that Iran test-fired a new anti-ship missile near the Strait of Hormuz

2017-08-23

US Navy to relieve Seventh Fleet commander after collisions in Asia

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Fleet - Notable Birthdays

John Rushworth JellicoeDec 5, 1859

David BeattyJan 17, 1871

Chester NimitzFeb 24, 1885

Fleet - Birthdays
Date Event
1622-08-16

Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian

1782-07-06

Luis [Philippus] Brion, Curacao commander of Colombian fleet

1809-01-01

John Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet (Silver Fleet)

1841-01-25

John Arbuthnot Fisher, Ceylon, 1st Baron Fisher/admiral of the fleet

1859-12-05

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Southampton

1871-01-17

David Beatty, Nantwich, Cheshire, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet

1877-06-12

Thomas C Hart, US admiral (Asiatic fleet)

1878-11-23

Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations (WW II)

1881-06-26

Hubert Osborne, Follow the Fleet

1884-04-04

Isoroku Yamamoto, admiral/supreme commander of Japanese fleet

1885-02-24

Chester Nimitz, US admiral (commanded Pacific fleet in WW II)

1885-03-19

Tod Slaughter, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1886-07-03

Raymond A Spruance, US admiral/fleet commander/ambassador

1886-9-29

Stella Rho, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1892-03-19

James Van Fleet, American general (d. 1992)

1894-06-05

Roy Thomson, Lord Thomson of Fleet, English publisher (d. 1976)

1909-07-18

Harriet Hilliard Nelson, Des Moines, Iowa, American singer/actress (Ozzie & Harriet, Follow the Fleet)

1909-07-18

Harriet Hilliard, Follow the Fleet

1912-03-19

Hugh Wheeler, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1913-08-28

Robertson Davies, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1913-10-11

Lil Yunkers, Happy Lads of the Fleet

1913-12-12

Eve Lister, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1914-04-20

Davina Craig, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1914-12-30

Jo Van Fleet, Oakland, California, American actress (Cool Hand Luke, East Eden)

1915-04-10

Mary Cheffey, Meet the Fleet

1915-12-29

Jo Van Fleet, Cool Hand Luke

1917-02-27

Archer King, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1919-11-15

Joseph Warner, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1923-12-04

John Singer, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1928-10-02

Anthony Tippett, British chief of Fleet Support

1930-03-22

Stephen Sondheim, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1931-03-14

Ian Adam, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1933-08-11

Julian Oswald, British Admiral of the Fleet

1934-02-26

Preston M. Fleet, Chronos

1936-05-08

Neville Purvis, British vice admiral (Chief of Fleet Support)

1938-04-19

Jonathan Tunick, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1938-10-23

Larry Billman, Follow the Fleet: The Origins of Those Dancing Feet

1942-03-28

Ava Astaire-McKenzie, Follow the Fleet: The Origins of Those Dancing Feet

1945-04-04

Walter Charles, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1945-08-16

Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)

1945-08-16

Snowy Fleet, Easy Come, Easy Go

1946-12-29

Ken Billington, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1949-05-28

Bonnie Burns, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1952-03-11

James Fleet, Sense and Sensibility

1952-10-26

Andy Richards, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1952-10-27

Skip Harris, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1953-01-29

Patricia Parker, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1953-01-29

Dee Etta Rowe, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1954-04-19

Betsy Joslyn, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1968-04-17

Lee Whitlock, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1969-01-26

John Conroy, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1969-03-20

Timothy Hoffman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1971-12-12

Nathan Fleet, Air Knob

1973-10-09

Natasha Bailey, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1975-02-01

Dirk Van Fleet, The Perfect Storm

1976-05-12

Ben Rimalower, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert

1977-01-09

Alex Fong, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1977-11-29

Jo Harrop, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1979-04-25

Stephan Szpak-Fleet, Larry Crowne

1979-12-07

Stephen Ashfield, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1981-03-04

Laura Michelle Kelly, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1987-05-19

Jayne Wisener, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1987-06-13

Wyndham Richardson, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1988-11-22

Jamie Campbell Bower, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1991-01-15

Ryan Fleet, Parturition

Fleet - Notable Deaths

John Rushworth JellicoeNov 20, 1935

David BeattyMar 12, 1936

Fleet - Deaths
Date Event
1571-10-07

Müezzinzade Ali Pasha, Turkish fleet commander, dies in the Battle of Lepanto

1628-08-10

Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned

1629-06-18

Piet Hein, Dutch naval commander (Spanish silver fleet) and folk hero (b. 1577) shot by cannonball at 51

1641-10-06

Matthijs H Quast, fleet guardian (Gold Islands), dies in battle

1647-09-12

Joos Banckert, Swiss admiral (Spanish silver fleet), dies at 48

1666-08-06

Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian, dies in Battle at 43

1673-08-21

Isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51

1768-05-16

Cornelis Writer, fleet supervisor, dies at about 81

1935-11-20

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Kensington, London, of pneumonia

1936-03-12

David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet dies of heart failure at 65 in London, England

1943-04-18

I Yamamoto, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies

1944-03-31

Mineichi Koga, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies

1948-11-22

Ray Mayer, Follow the Fleet

1956-02-19

Tod Slaughter, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1956-06-25

Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations, dies at 77

1958-10-25

Hubert Osborne, Follow the Fleet

1968-05-14

Husband Edward Kimmel, commandant US Ocean fleet WW II, dies at 86

1971-07-04

Thomas C Hart, US admiral/commander (Pacific Fleet), dies at 94

1971-07-06

Thomas C Heart, US admiral/commander (Asiatic fleet), dies

1981-10-14

Fleet Southcott, The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again

1983-07-19

Davina Craig, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1987-07-07

John Singer, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1987-07-26

Hugh Wheeler, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1992-09-23

James A Van Fleet, US general (D-Day, Battle of Bulge), dies at 100

1992-09-23

James Van Fleet, Korea: The Unknown War

1994-10-02

Harriet Hilliard, Follow the Fleet

1995-01-31

Preston M. Fleet, Chronos

1995-12-03

Robertson Davies, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1996-06-10

Jo Van Fleet, actress (Seize the Day, Cinderella), dies at 75

1996-06-10

Jo Van Fleet, Cool Hand Luke

1997-01-31

Eve Lister, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

2006-06-12

Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)

2007-05-10

Ian Adam, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

2012-07-19

Archer King, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


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