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.
Remnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; - a significant Tang-Silla victory. Japanese won't attempt another Korean invasion until late 16th century.
Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea. King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval battles of the Viking Age.
A Mongolian victory at the naval Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China.
Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang—are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history, during the last decade of the ailing, Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty.
End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history.
Battle of Öland - a naval battle between allied Danish-Dutch and Swedish fleets in the Baltic Sea, part of the Scanian War (1675—79) for supremacy over the southern Baltic. Allied victory, two Swedish commanders killed.
Manchu/Chinese Qing Dynasty naval forces under commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.
The Qing Dynasty naval commander Shi Lang reaches Taiwan (under the Kingdom of Tungning) to receive the formal surrender of Zheng Keshuang and Liu Guoxuan after the Battle of Penghu.
Battle of Bantry Bay, French & English naval battle
Battle of Malaga, the largest naval battle in the War of the Spanish Succession; Tactically indecisive; Grand Alliance strategic victory
1st naval attack of Revolutionary War takes place in Providence, RI
1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br)
Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet
1st official US flag raised (Grand Union Flag) aboard naval vessel USS Alfred
British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia
USS Alliance under Captain Barry fights and wins last naval battle of US Revolutionary War off Cape Canaveral
Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Alexander Arthur Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.
Glorious First of June; first naval battle between Britain (under Admiral Lord Howe) and France (Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse) during French Revolutionary Wars. Britain gains tactical win.
Dr George Balfour becomes 1st naval surgeon in the US navy
Napoleonic Wars: naval Battle of Copenhagen - The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet.
US naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates
Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on Great Lakes & Lake Champlain
Meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
American naval expedition under Charles Wilkes first to identify Antarctica as a new continent
US Naval Observatory authorized by an act of Congress
Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis
The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.
Naval Engagement at Wilmington NC - USS Daylight establishes blockade
Naval Engagement at Fernandina, FL-USS Vincennes ends rebel blockade
1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla
Naval Engagement at Charleston, SC USS Flag vs BR Alert
American Civil Was; naval engagement on Tennessee River-USS Conestago vs CSS Appleton Belle
Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, VA CSS Virginia, Jamestown & Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress & Monitor
US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport, RI
Naval Engagement at Pascagoula River MS: USS Potomac Expedition
Naval Engagement at Yazoo River, MS (USS CAIRO torpedoed)
Naval engagement near Galveston between CSS Alabama & USS Hatteras
Naval Engagement at Havana Cuba-USS Henrick Hudson vs BR Wild Pigeon
Naval Engagement at Warsaw Sound GA-USS Weehawken vs CSS Atlanta
Federal naval expedition arrives off Sabine Pass
Land & naval action new Brazos Santiago, Texas
US, British, French & Dutch naval officer sails Straits of Simonoseki
Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor, Brazil - CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett
Naval Engagement at Reynoldsburg Island
The Naval Battle of Hakodate takes place in Japan.
A strong hurricane devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada. The storm had been predicted over a year before by a British naval officer.
Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
Naval War College forms in Newport RI
US Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Naval Treaty" (BG)
1st US state naval militia organized (Massachusetts)
Japan uses its influence over the government of Korea to deny Russia's efforts to obtain a concession for a naval station at the Korean Port of Masampo, a step in the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war
First Royal Naval submarine launched at Barrow
The US and Cuba sign an agreement by which Cuba releases Guantanamo and Bahia Hondo to the US for naval stations
The British and French begin consultations on military and naval issues
Without warning, Japanese torpedo boats make a night attack on Russian ships near the naval base at Port Arthur, Manchuria; there is confusion because no deceleration of war was given
Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail
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
Kind Edward VII of Britain visits Kaiser Wilhelm in Germany to discuss the escalating rivalry between their nations' naval forces
The world's ten leading maritime nations attend a Naval Conference in London; they agree on rules for blockade, convoys, and seizure of contraband
Alarmed over increasing German naval strength, Parliament passes a new naval appropriations bill
Wilfrid Laurier passes the Naval Service Act, which creates the Royal Canadian Navy
British Emissary journeys to Berlin to suggest that Britain might support German colonial aspirations in Africa if Germany agrees to hold her current naval strength
Tripolitan War: in continuing hostilities, Turkey closes the Dardanelles Straits after an Italian naval bombardment of the coastline
Naval torpedo launched from an airplane patents by B A Fiske
In the face of ever-increasing German naval power, the British Admiralty decides to recall British warships from the Mediterranean and base them in the North Sea
First Balkan War: The Naval Battle of Elli takes place.
US President W Wilson, having dispatched more naval ships to Mexico, asks a joint session of Congress to approve armed force if necessary; Congress approves
German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile
The US requests that Germany withdraw its military and naval attaches from the Embassy in Washington
Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak): naval battle betwwen British Grand Fleet and German High Seas Fleet: 10,000 die in this inconcluisve slaughter
Congress creates US Naval Reserve
Dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD)
US naval boat "Cyclops" disappears in Bermuda Triangle
United Kingdom: the Royal Air Force is created from the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps.
1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched
US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
Naval Reserve #3, "Teapot Dome," leased to Harry F Sinclair
US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act
US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
British naval fleet mutinies at Invergordon over pay cuts
Japan agrees to naval treaty of 1922 & 1930
Japan renounces Wash Naval Treaty of 1922 & London Treaty of 1930
US Congress approves Vinson Naval Act, which funds a two-ocean navy
Crew of the British destroyer Cossack board German Altmark in Jøssingfjord, Norway, and realised 299 British prisoners after hand-to-hand fighting with bayonets and the last recorded Royal Naval action with cutlass.
Rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable
German battleship Bismarck sunk by British naval force
German air raid on Russian naval base at Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)
Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor
Naval Intelligence ceases bugging Japanese consul
Japanese attack on the US at Pearl Harbour Naval Base, Hawaii
3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat
British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire
Battle of Midway ends: Adm Nimitz wins 1st WW II naval defeat of Japan
A mob of 60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory beat up everyone perceived to be Hispanic, starting the week-long Zoot Suit Riots.
Load of "ammunition in transit" explodes at Norfolk Naval Air Station
World War II: First day of the 2 day Battle of the Philippine Sea, US naval forces defeat Japanese fleet
Naval torpedo & mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300
The first mobile betatron (particle accelerator) begins operation at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland
1st negro to graduate from US Naval Academy (Wesley Anthony Brown)
1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)
US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from SC in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hrs
JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis
France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
US naval fire on Hon Ngu/Hon Mo, North Vietnam
Battle of Dong-Yin, a naval conflict between ROC and PRC, takes place.
Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell NZ of nuclear weapons
Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon
Italy sends a naval contingent to the Persian Gulf
US announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions
Yugoslavia begins a naval blockade of 7 Adriatic port cities.
US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees
US Naval Academy cadet Diane Zamora, 20, convicted of capital murder
Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.
12 people are killed after a gunman opens fire at a naval yard in Washington DC
Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol
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Piet Hein, Dutch naval commander and folk hero (d. 1629)
Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626)
Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp, naval commander
Witte Corneliszoon de With, Dutch naval officer (d. 1658)
Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron
Claude de Forbin, French naval commander (d. 1733)
Peder Tordenskjold, Norwegian naval hero (d. 1720)
Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (d. 1781)
John Byron, British naval officer (d. 1786)
Philip Carteret, British Naval Officer
Robert Calder, British naval officer (d. 1818)
Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/naval chaplain
John Paul Jones, naval hero ("I have not yet begun to fight")
Horatio Nelson, Burnham Thorpe Britain, naval hero (Trafalgar)
Sir Thomas Fremantle, British naval captain (d. 1819)
John Ross, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1856)
Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)
James Lawrence, naval hero (War of 1812-"Don't give up the ship!")
Oliver Hazard Perry, US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy")
Allen Frances Gardiner, Berkshire, England, naval officer and missionary in inter alia Port Natal
Charles Robert Malden, British naval officer (d. 1855)
Jan C J van Speijk, Dutch naval hero
Robert Fitz Roy, British naval officer and scientist (d. 1865)
Matthew Fontaine Maury, Naval Commander (Confederacy)
Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)
Donald McKay, US naval architect, built fastest clipper ships
William Froude, England, engineer/naval architect
James Melville Gilliss, founder (Naval Observatory in Washington)
Francis Leopold McClintock, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1907)
Adm George Dewey, American naval hero of Manila
Alfred Thayer Mahan, US, naval officer (Influence of Sea Power)
George Melville, polar explorer, naval engineer
Robert Means Thompson, U.S. Naval Officer (d. 1930)
Akiyama Saneyuki, Japanese naval commander (d. 1918)
Richmond P. Hobson, Naval Constructor Richmond P. Hobson
Erich Raeder, German naval commander (d. 1960)
Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations (WW II)
Betram Home Ramsay, English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces
Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (d. 1964)
John Henry Towers, aviator/naval hero
William Francis Gibbs, naval architect, designed Liberty ships
Willis A. Lee, World War II U.S. naval admiral (d. 1945)
Karl Dönitz, German naval leader (d. 1980)
Lewis B Combs, naval commander/civil engineer
Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)
George Chesterman Phillips, naval officer
Peter John Norton, naval diplomat/artist
James Pack, naval officer museum curator
Aleksandr Afanasyev, Naval Cadets, Charge!
Peter Winter, naval commander
Eugene Wilkinson, Long Beach, CA, naval officer (first nuclear sub commander), (d. 2013)
Richard Pool, naval Officer
J F Coates, naval architect
Wesley Brown, Baltimore, Maryland, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, (d. 2012)
Benjamin Hacker, American naval aviator (d. 2003)
Svetlana Druzhinina, Naval Cadets, Charge!
Viktor Shejnin, Naval Cadets, Charge!
Nam Hae-il, Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy
David Rodigan, The Naval Treaty
Nicholas Geake, The Naval Treaty
Rodel Naval, Tahan na Empoy, tahan
Sergey Zhigunov, Naval Cadets, Charge!
Naval officer Horatio Nelson (28) weds Frances Nisbet at Montpelier Estate on the island of Nevis
Naval officer Robert Scott (40) weds sculptress Kathleen Bruce (30) at the Chapel Royal in London, England
Naval commander Karl Donitz (24) weds nurse Ingeborg Weber
British naval officer Louis Mountbatten (22) weds Lord Mount Temple's daughter Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley (20) at St. Margaret's in Westminster, London
Actor and naval officer of World War II Douglas Fairbanks Jr (19) weds actress Joan Crawford (24) at St. Malachy in New York City
Actor and naval officer of World War II Douglas Fairbanks Jr (29) weds Huntington Hartford's former wife Mary Lee Hartford
Andrew Barton, Scottish naval leader
Andrea Doria, Italian naval leader (b. 1466)
Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, French naval officer (b. 1510)
Peder Skram, Danish senator and naval hero
Yi Sun-sin, Korean Naval Commander, shot at the naval Battle of Noryang. (b. 1545)
Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese naval commander (b. 1542)
Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (b. 1580)
Piet Hein, Dutch naval commander (Spanish silver fleet) and folk hero (b. 1577) shot by cannonball at 51
Pieter Floriszoon, Dutch admiral, dies in naval Battle of the Sound at about 50
Witte de With, Dutch vice-admiral, dies in naval Battle of the Sound, at age 59
Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Irish naval commander (b. 1634)
Abraham Duquesne, French naval officer (b. 1610)
Claude de Forbin, French naval commander (b. 1656)
Alexander Voznitsyn, Rus Naval officer converted to Judaism, executed
Baruch Leibov, converted Russian Naval officer to Judaism, executed
Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc, Comte Dubois de la Motte, French naval officer (b. 1683)
Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (b. 1705)
Sir William James, British naval commander (b. 1720)
John Byron, British naval officer (b. 1723)
August Keppel, 1st viscount/naval commander/politican, dies
John Montague 4th Earl of Sandwich, English Naval minister, dies at 73
John Paul Jones, American naval commander (b. 1747)
Hugh Palliser, British naval officer and administrator (b. 1722)
Richard Somers, American naval officer
Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov, Russian naval commander and admiral (b. 1744)
William Bligh, British naval officer of "Bounty" fame, dies at 63
Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero, dies on 34th birthday
Sir Thomas Fremantle, British naval officer and politician (b. 1765)
Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician, commander of Greek naval forces in Greek War of Independence (b. 1769)
Philip Spencer, 1st US naval officer condemned for mutiny, hanged
Matthew Perry, U.S. naval officer (b. 1794)
Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (b. 1808)
Arturo Prat, Chilean naval officer (b. 1848)
Sir Provo Wallis, British Admiral and naval hero (b. 1791)
William Hall, Canadian Royal Naval sailor (b. 1827)
Maximilian von Spee, German naval officer (b. 1861)
William Halford, American naval officer and Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1841)
Robert Means Thompson, American naval officer (b. 1849)
Richmond P. Hobson, Naval Constructor Richmond P. Hobson
Betram Home Ramsay, Engl adm/Cmdr Naval Forces (Normandy), dies at 61
Admiral Sir Hugh Binney, British naval commander and Governor of Tasmania (b. 1883)
Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations, dies at 77
Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (b. 1884)
Karl Dönitz, German naval admiral, and last leader of Nazi Germany (b. 1891)
Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea) dies at 90
Aleksandr Afanasyev, Naval Cadets, Charge!
Peter John Norton, naval diplomat/artist, dies at 82
Richard Pool, naval Officer, dies at 75
James Pack, naval officer museum curator, dies at 81
George Chesterman Phillips, naval Officer, dies at 90
Mike Jeremy Boorda, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) commits suicide at 57
Lewis B Combs, naval commander/civil engineer, dies at 101
Peter Winter, naval commander, dies at 78
Emilio Eduardo Massera, Argentine naval officer and National Reorganization Process figure (b. 1925)
Wesley Brown, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, dies at 85
Eugene Wilkinson, American naval officer, died at 94
Viktor Shejnin, Naval Cadets, Charge!
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