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  1780 Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 ipedia.com: Battle of Cape St. Vincent (1780) Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Battle of Cape St. Vincent was a victory of a British fleet under Admiral Sir George Rodney over a Spanish squadron under Don Juan de Lángara in the American War of Independence.
Rodney's fleet, on its way to relieve Gibraltar which was under siege by the Spanish, caught De Langara's smaller squadron of 11 ships of the line off Cape St. Vincent in south-western Spain.
The battle is also known as the Moonlight Battle, because it took place during the night, and as the Battle of Cape Sta.
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 Battle of Cape St. Vincent (1780) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The moonlight Battle off Cape St Vincent, 16 January 1780 by Francis Holman, painted 1780 shows the Santo Domingo exploding, with Rodney's flagship Sandwich in the foreground.
The naval Battle of Cape St Vincent, or Battle of Cape Santa Maria, took place on 16 January 1780, during the American Revolutionary War and was a victory of a British fleet under Admiral Sir George Rodney over a Spanish squadron under Don Juan de Lángara.
It is also known as the Moonlight Battle, because it was unusual for naval battles in the age of sail to take place at night.
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 Kunglig Navy - Royal Navy
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 Derek Gardner, Naval Art
Battle honours for HMS Orion: Glorious 1st June 1794, Groix 1795, Cape St Vincent 1797, Battle of the Nile 1798, Battle of Trafalgar 1805, Baltic 1807.
The first was with Rodney at the Moonlight Battle off Cape St Vincent in 1780 followed by Cuddalore in 1783.
Battle honours for HMS Orion: Glorious 1st June 1794, Groix 1795, Cape St Vincent 1797, Battle of the Nile 1798, Battle of Trafalgar 1805, Baltic 1807.The Edgar by Derek Gardner
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 The Growth of a Century
Thus far it has been shown that the village of Cape Vincent was not only prosperous, even in early times, when the whole country had been impoverished by a war; but was a village which bid fair to become a place of no little importance in the near future.
Cape Vincent had no manufacturing advantages, and whatever importance it gained could only have been secondary to the point where the traffic centered and the machinery was located.
The larger Cape Vincent became and the more its traffic increased, the greater Watertown would have become; and instead of being a small city today, it would have rivaled Utica, Syracuse or Rochester, and the holdings of those men would have been worth thousands where today they are worth but hundreds.
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 American Revolution - American war of independence
Burgoyne, with the assistance of able officers such as Brigadier Simon Fraser and Colonel St Leger, in August 1777 moved south against the increasing quagmire of local resistance until, running out of supplies, he was forced to surrender at the battle of Saratoga on 17th October 1777.
Following the battle of Brandywine Creek on 11th September 1777 the British took Philadelphia and Washington settled in for the winter in Valley Forge to the North of the city, making his last effort of the year in the attack on Germantown.
A major feature of every battle of the period was the pall of gun powder smoke generated by the cannon and musket fire.
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 Thomas Luny (1759 - 1837) - Rehs Galleries, Inc.
Holman’s, Johnson St., St. Georges” and it appears that he continued to work with Holman until the early 1780’s.
Luny was living on his own by 1780 as his address was given in the Royal Academy exhibition of that year as Anchor and Hope Street, St. George’s, Middlesex; this was also the year he exhibited his first work there.
The history of the battle is as follows: In 1779 Spain entered the war for American independence.
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 American Revolutionary War - ExampleProblems.com
Meanwhile, St. Leger—half of his force American Indians led by Joseph Brant—had laid siege to Fort Stanwix on the Mohawk River.
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 The Moonlight Battle off Cape St Vincent, 16 January 1780
Cape St Vincent is on the south coast of Portugal and has been the site of several important naval actions, including this battle during the American Revolutionary War (1775—83).
Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney was leading a fleet of eighteen ships to relieve Gibraltar from siege when they came across a squadron of Spanish ships.
Battle commenced at 4pm and continued until 2am the following morning.
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 Battles of New York
The battle continued until twilight, when the superior number of the assailants obliged the patriots at both forts to give way, and attempt a scattered retreat or escape.
This place (Fort Plain) was included in the Canajoharie settlement, and in 1780 felt severely the vengeance of the Tories and Indians, inflicted in return for the terrible desolation wrought by an army under Sullivan, the previous year, in the Indian country west of the white settlements.
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The first was with Rodney at the Moonlight Battle off Cape St Vincent in 1780 followed by Cuddalore in 1783.
Battle honours for HMS Orion: Glorious 1st June 1794, Groix 1795, Cape St Vincent 1797, Battle of the Nile 1798, Battle of Trafalgar 1805, Baltic 1807.
When built she carried ninety guns, but like certain other Second Rates of her class, additional guns were mounted in the early 1780's and it was as a 98 that she fought at both the second Battle of Ushant in 1781 and at the Glorious 1st of June in 1794.
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 American Revolutionary War - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
In the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776, the British expertly executed a surprise flanking maneuver, driving the Americans back to the Brooklyn Heights fortifications.
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Later that year, in the last major encounter of the war, the Battle of Blue Licks, a party of Kentuckians was soundly defeated by a superior force of British regulars and Native Americans.
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 Trafalgar Day - Nelson: a counterrevolutionary adventurer
His victories in the battles of the Nile and Trafalgar during the Napoleonic Wars caught the public imagination at the time, and he was considered a national hero, both in his own lifetime and in the Victorian period following his death.
Subsequently he saw battle service in the West Indies in 1780, was chosen to instruct Prince William, later William IV, in naval tactics, studied naval matters in France, and in 1784 commanded the British frigate Boreas, stationed at Antigua.
In the Battle of Cape St Vincent 1797 he was promoted rear admiral of the Blue.
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 CNN - Almanac - January 16, 1998
In 1756, the Treaty of Westminster was signed between George II of England and his nephew Frederick of Prussia; it guaranteed the neutrality of Hanover in the Anglo-French wars.
In 1780, Admiral Sir George Rodney defeated a Spanish squadron at Cape St Vincent, thus relieving Gibraltar.
In 1947, Vincent Auriol was elected president of France, the first president of the Fourth Republic.
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 Royal Navy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The reformation and major expansion of the Navy Royal as it was then known occurred the reign of King Henry VIII whose ships the " Great Harry " and the " Mary Rose " engaged the French navy in a battle in the Solent in 1545.
In that time the Navy suffered only one major defeat the Battle of the Chesapeake against France and was able to decisively all challengers as at the Battle of Trafalgar.
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 William IV of the United Kingdom Summary
He was baptized in the Great Council Chamber of St James's Palace on 18 September 1765 and his godparents were the Duke of Gloucester, Prince Henry and Princess Augusta Charlotte.
At the age of thirteen, he joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman, and was present at the Battle of Cape St. Vincent in 1780.
Although William IV had no legitimate children, and is, therefore, not the direct ancestor of the later monarchs of the United Kingdom, he has many descendants through his illegitimate family with Mrs Jordan, including the man elected as leader of the Conservative Party in 2005, David Cameron, Adam Hart-Davis and Oliver Reed.
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 George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney Summary
In September 1780, leaving half of his fleet in West Indian waters, Rodney sailed to New York and foiled George Washington's designs for a Franco-American land and sea assault on the city.
On 19 May 1759 he became a rear-admiral, and was shortly after given command of a small squadron intended to destroy a large number of flat-bottomed boats and stores which were being collected at Havre for an invasion of the English coasts.
He captured a Spanish convoy off Cape Finisterre on 8 January 1780, and eight days later at the Battle of Cape St. Vincent defeated the Spanish Admiral Don Juan de Lángara off Cape St. Vincent, taking or destroying seven ships.
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 Lord Horatio Nelson and his Band of Brothers
In 1797 he fought in a large engagement of Cape St. Vincent where a heavy defeat was inflicted upon the Spanish.
This was followed in 1798 by the battle of the Nile where the French fleet was nearly annihilated.
The battle of Trafalgar put to an end, for good and all, Napoleon's efforts to take control of the seas away from Britain.
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