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  • n. a pitched battle between naval fleets


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  • On 12 April, however, the greatest naval battle of the century (known as the Battle of the Saints, from the adjacent islands of Les Saintes) wsas fought.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • During the interim alluded to was fought a naval battle which may be said to have revolutionized marine conflicts ever since - the famous fight between the "Merrimac," on the Confederate side, and the "Monitor," on the Federal.

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more,

  • This could not be done, he cautioned, until either a decisive naval battle had been won against the High Seas Fleet or the Kiel Canal had been blocked so that the German fleet could not shift rapidly between the North Sea and the Baltic.

    Castles of Steel

  • Milan lost Bergamo and Brescia, and the naval battle of Portofino

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • The coup de grace for the Imperial Russian forces occurred in the Tsushima Strait on May 27-28 when the Japanese Admiral Togo annihilated a decrepit Russian fleet in the greatest naval battle — at that time — since Trafalgar.


  • In a naval battle at Jambelí (27 June, 1865) at which

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The Imperial Hotel bar in the capital quickly became a gathering point for the disgruntled newsmen and someone mentioned to London that he should not be disheartened: a Hearst correspondent wrote extensively about the naval battle between Japanese and Chinese on the Yalu in 1895 without ever leaving his barstool!



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