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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.
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.
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.
Milan lost Bergamo and Brescia, and the naval battle of Portofino
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 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!