HyperDic: naval_battle

English > 1 sense of the expression naval battle:
NOUNactnaval battlea pitched battle between naval fleets
English > naval battle: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA pitched battle between naval fleets.
InstancesActiumThe naval battle in which Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian's fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC
Aegates Isles, Aegadean Islesislands west of Sicily (now known as the Egadi Islands) where the Romans won a naval victory over the Carthaginians that ended the first Punic War in 241 BC
Aegospotami, AegospotamosA river in ancient Thrace (now Turkey)
Battle of the Spanish ArmadaIn the English Channel a small fleet of British ships successfully defeated the large / large armada sent from Spain by Philip II to invade England
Bismarck Sea, battle of the Bismarck SeaA naval battle in World War II
Coral Sea, battle of the Coral SeaA Japanese defeat in World War II (May 1942)
Hampton RoadsA naval battle of the American Civil War (1862)
Jutland, battle of JutlandAn indecisive naval battle in World War I (1916)
Lepanto, Battle of LepantoTurkish sea power was destroyed in 1571 by a league of Christian nations organized by the Pope
Manila BayA naval battle in the Spanish-American War (1898)
Midway, Battle of Midwaynaval battle of World War II (June 1942)
Navarino, battle of NavarinoA decisive naval battle in the War of Greek Independence (1827)
Passero, Cape PasseroA naval battle in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Passero in which the Spanish navy was destroyed by France and England while attempting to recover Sicily and Sardinia from Italy (1719)
Philippine Sea, battle of the Philippine SeaA naval battle in World War II (1944)
Santiago, Santiago de CubaA naval battle in the Spanish-American War (1898)
Trafalgar, battle of TrafalgarA naval battle in 1805 off the southwest coast of Spain
TsushimaA naval battle in the Russo-Japanese War (1905)
Broaderbattle, conflict, fight, engagementA hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

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