Statistics for Famous Naval Battles

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HintAnswer% Correct
1805, British fleet under Nelson defeats combined French-Spanish fleet.Battle of Trafalgar
90%
1942, US fleet under Nimitz destroys 4 japanese aircraft carriers. Turning point in the WWII Pacific Theatre.Battle of Midway
87%
1941, Japanese launch surprise attack on US fleet at anchor.Attack on Pearl Harbor
80%
1916, British-German naval conflict ends in a tactical draw, but a strategic British victory.Battle of Jutland
70%
1944, Largest naval battle of WWII, part of the re-capture of the Philippines by Allied forces.Battle of Leyte Gulf
57%
1942, Japanese invasion force heading for New Guinea repelled by Allied fleet near Solomon Islands.Battle of the Coral Sea
56%
1905, Japanese Navy destroys Russian fleet.Battle of Tsushima
43%
480 BC, Greek fleet destroys Persian fleet and prevents further Persian advance into the Peloponnesus.Battle of Salamis
42%
1798, British victory over the French near the coast of Egypt.Battle of the Nile
36%
1939, First naval battle of WWII, resulting in the sinking of the German battleship Admiral Graf Spee, near the coast of Urugay.Battle of the River Plate
36%
1571, Naval forces of the Holy League defeat the Ottoman fleet.Battle of Lepanto
34%
1914, Britsh squadron destroys German squadron under Maximilian von Spee.Battle of the Falkland Islands
31%
31 BC, Roman fleet under Agrippa defeats Ptolemaic fleet led by Marc Antony and Cleopatra VII.Battle of Actium
27%
1944, Largest Aircraft Carrier battle in history (24 carriers envolved in total).Battle of the Philippine Sea
26%
1942, ABDA Command (American-British-Dutch-Australian Command) fleet destroyed by Japan near Dutch East Indies.Battle of the Java Sea
24%
1781, French fleet under de Grasse defeats British during the American War of Independance.Battle of the Chesapeake
19%
1813, US Navy captures 6 Britsh ships near Ohio during The War of 1812.Battle of Lake Erie
16%
1667, Dutch fleet under de Ruyter destroys English fleet. Worst and most humiliating defeat in Royal Navy's history.Raid on the Medway
15%
1588, Drake defeats Spanish Armada.Battle of Gravelines
11%
1797, British fleet defeats Spanish fleet near Portugese coast during Anglo-Spanish War.Battle of Cape St. Vincent
7%
1545, Large naval engagement between the English Tudor Navy and France, between the south coast of England and the Isle of Wight.Battle of the Solent
6%
1917, Battle between Russia and Germany on the Baltic Sea.Battle of Moon Sound
4%
1673, Dutch victory over combined Anglo-French fleet, preventing invasion of the Netherlands by England and France.Battle of Texel
3%
1666, Probably longest large naval battle in history, Royal Navy is defeated by a fleet of the Dutch Republic near North Foreland, England.Four Days battle
3%
1279, Crushing naval defeat of the Song Dynasty by the Yuan Dynasty, effectively ending the Song Dynasty.Battle of Yamen
2%
1628, Admiral Piet Hein captures Spanish treasure fleet near Cuba.Battle in the Bay of Matanzas
1%
241 BC, Fleet of the Roman Republic defeats fleet of Carthage near Sicily, ending the first Punic War.Battle of the Aegates Islands
1%
1639, Admiral Tromp destroyes Spanish fleet in the English Channel, resulting in the Dutch Republic becoming the first "Naval Superpower" in history.Battle of the Downs
1%
1790, Swedish-Russian naval conflict, very influential because the new naval battle concept "Firepower over mobility" was introduced.Battle of Vyborg Bay
0%
1980, Iranian Navy destroys Iraqi Navy in the Persian Gulf.Operation Morvarid
0%

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