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  Battles of Barfleur and La Hougue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The related naval battles of Barfleur and La Hougue took place between 27 May and 3 June 1692 (17-23 May in the Julian calendar then in use in England) at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue near Barfleur in the Cotentin peninsula, Normandy, France.
It was the decisive naval battle of the War of the Grand Alliance.
In May 1692 the French fleet of 44 ships of the line under the command of the Comte Anne Hilarion de Tourville was preparing to transport an invading army of Franco-Irish troops to restore James II to the English throne.
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 Cotentin Peninsula - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It is divided into three areas: the headland of La Hague, the Cotentin Pass, and the valley of the River Saire (Val-de-Saire).
The western coast of the peninsula, known as la Côte des Îles (the coast of the islands) faces the Channel Islands and ferry links serve Carteret, Granville and the islands (including Chausey).
The town of Valognes was, until the French Revolution, a provincial social resort for the aristocracy, nicknamed the Versailles of Normandy.
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 Philips van Almonde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the Battle of Lowestoft in the Second Anglo-Dutch War he in 1665 took over command from his incapacitated uncle and was on return confirmed in his command on 14 August.
On 6 October 1673, during the Third Anglo-Dutch War, he was made a Rear-Admiral, after having distinguished himself as captain of the Wassenaer in the Battle of Solebay and captain of the Delft during the Battle of Schooneveld and the Battle of Texel.
Almonde on De Prins commanded a squadron in the battle at La Hougue (also known as the Battle of Barfleur) on May 29, 1692.
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 List of battles 1401-1800
1428 Battle of Orleans English forces commanded by the Earl of Salisbury with duke of Bedford besiege French city and are driven off with the loss of their siege engines by Joan.
1547 Battle of Mühlberg[?] April 24 HRE Charles V captures elector of Saxony and lays siege to Wittenberg in the Schmalkaldic War.
1600 Battle of Nieuwpoort June 2 Battle between Dutch (led by Prince Mauritz) and Spanish army, led by Albrecht, archduke of Austria.
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 Battle of La Hougue - Indopedia, the Indological knowledgebase   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Battle of La Hougue, also known as the Battle of Barfleur, took place at Saint-Vaast La Hougue near Barfleur in the Cotentin peninsula, Normandy, France between 27 May and 3 June 1692 (in the Gregorian calendar, corresponding to 17 May–23 May in the Julian calendar then in use in England).
On 1 June the French ships Soleil Royal, Admirable and Triomphant ran aground near Cherbourg and the rest of the French fleet sought shelter in the Bay of La Hougue.
The battle ended all threat of a French invasion of England for the remainder of the war.
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 Royal Navy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was revived by King Athelstan and at the time of his victory at the Battle of Brunanburh in 937, the English navy had a strength of approximately 400 ships.
The height of the Navy's achievements came on 21 October 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar where a combined French and Spanish fleet was decisively beaten by a numerically smaller but more experienced British fleet under the command of Admiral Lord Nelson.
1914 Battle of Heligoland Bight, Battle of Coronel, Battle of the Falkland Islands
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The military situation which finally resulted in the battle of the Metaurus and the triumph of Rome may be summed up as follows: To overthrow Rome it was necessary to attack her in Italy at the heart of her power, and shatter the strongly linked confederacy of which she was the head.
The battle of Trafalgar, fought October 21, was therefore separated by a space of two months from the extensive movements of which it was nevertheless the outcome.
Since the battle of Lepanto in 1571, though engaged in many wars, no sea victory of any consequence shines on the pages of Spanish history and the decay of her commerce sufficiently accounts for the painful and sometimes ludicrous inaptness shown on the decks of her ships of war.
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 hampton roads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The ensuing battle began one of the greatest naval dramas of the century which later became known as "The Battle of Hampton Roads." It ended in a duel between two of the first Civil War ironclads...
Battle of Alesia Battle of Aljubarrota Battle of Inchon Battle of Jutland Battle of Hampton Roads Battle of Leyte Gulf Battle of Normandy Battle of the Bulge Battle of the Somme...
The USS Monitor was the Union Navys ironclad that fought the Battle of Hampton Roads (March 9, 1862) with the CSS Virginia (formerly call the Merrimac).
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 Naval Officers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In 1653, he fought at the Battle of Portland, the Battle of the Gabbard, and the Battle of Scheveningen.
Joost Banckert fought at the Battle of Dungeness.
Jan Pouwelszoon was present at the Battle of Dungeness, and was in Cornelis Evertsen de Oude's squadron.
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 Royal Navy - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The first reformation and major expansion of the Navy Royal, as it was then known, occurred in the 16th Century during the reign of Henry VIII whose ships, Henri Grâce a Dieu ("Great Harry") and Mary Rose, engaged the French navy in the battle of the Solent in 1545.
In that time, the Royal Navy suffered only one major defeat - the battle of the Chesapeake against France in 1781 - and was able to defeat all challengers, as at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 where a combined Spanish and French fleet was decisively beaten (despite the British fleet being outnumbered).
It was also vital in guarding the sea lanes that enabled UK forces to fight in remote parts of the world such as North Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Far East.
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 Royal Navy - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Saxon naval forces having failed to prevent William I from crossing the channel and winning the Battle of Hastings, the Norman kings started an equivalent force in 1155, with ships provided by the Cinque Ports alliance (possibly created by Norman, possibly pre-existing then developed by them for their own purposes).
During the First World War it fought several battles; Battle of Heligoland Bight, Battle of Coronel, Battle of the Falkland Islands, Battle of Dogger Bank and Dardanelles Campaign but the Battle of Jutland is the most well known.
The Royal Navy was also vital in guarding the sea lanes that enabled British forces to fight in remote parts of the world such as North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Far East.
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 Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
La Hougue à St Vaast, Photography by Eric Pouhier
The island of Tatihou forms part of the Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue commune.
The naval Battle of La Hougue took place off the town in 1692.
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 Fire ship
Michiel de Ruyter's attack on the anchored English fleet at the battle of Solebay in 1672 in which HMS Royal James was burned and her captain Edward Montagu killed.
As the small fire ships were more easy to handle compared with enemy ships of the line, especialy in the coasts of Aegean Sea with the islands, islets, reefs, gulfs and straits which restrain big ships from easily moved, were a big danger in for the ships of the Turkish fleet.
Many naval battles of the Greek war of indepedence won by the use of fire ships.
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 Google Earth Hacks Forums - Battle of La Hougue 1692 shipwrecks and aerial discussion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Battle of La Hougue 1692 shipwrecks and aerial discussion
The naval nattles of Barfleur and La Hougue took place between 27 May and 3 June 1692 (17-23 May in the Julian calendar then in use in England) at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue near Barfleur in the Cotentin peninsula, Normandy, France.
On 1 June the French ships Soleil Royal, Admirable and Triomphant were beached for repairs near Cherbourg, as the rest of the French fleet rested in the Bay of La Hougue.
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 Welcome to French ship Soleil-Royal (1670)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
She was built in Brest, France between 1669 and 1671 by engineer Laurent Hubac, and commissioned as the flagship of the escadre du Ponant (squadron of the Ponant).
She led the French fleet at the Battle of Beachy Head (1690) ("Bataille de Béveziers"), in 1690.
In spite of their numerical inferiority, the French attacked, forcing enemy ships to flee with significant losses (Battle of La Hougue).
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 BBC - Jersey - My Island - Folklore - The Legend of La Hougue Bie
The mound at Hougue Bie supposedly raised in honour of the Seigneur de Hambye
Not much is known about the battle, except that the knight attacked and killed the dragon single-handedly, and cut off its head.
The lady then travelled to Jersey, and in St. Saviour a mound was raised in memory of the Seigneur - La Hougue de Hambye (Hougue Bie).
www.bbc.co.uk /jersey/myisland/folklore/hougue_bie.shtml   (281 words)

  
 The Val de Saire - Outings in the Cherbourg area
Its old granite houses with their slate roofs, its squat church of Saint Nicolas and its narrow streets are calm and peaceful places that contrast with the atmosphere of the harbour where French and British sailors rub shoulders with the fishermen.
From this hill, James II of England and the Maréchal de Bellefonds observed the Battle of La Hougue on May 29, 1692.
A maritime museum recounts the Battle of La Hougue that took place in 1692, as well as the history of the island.
www.ville-cherbourg.fr /uk/tourism_discovery/discovering_the_cotentin/outings_in_the_cherbourg/the_val_de_saire/default.asp   (592 words)

  
 Vauban.info - Communes - Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue
Small port town on the east coast of the Cotentin peninsula facing Le Havre across the Baie de la Seine.
Scene of the famous naval battle of 1692 where the French suffered a severe defeat by the Anglo-Dutch fleet under Admiral Edward Russell in the War of the Grand Alliance.
The first, the Fort de la Hougue, was situated at the end of the small peninsula south of the town.
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 Free information of French ship Soleil-Royal (1670)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Introduced by its designer Dieudonne Saive in 1951, and produced two years later, it has been described as the "right arm of the free world." The FAL operates by means of a gas-operated Firearm action very similar to that of the American Browning Automatic Rifle.
The FAL battle rifle was countered in the Warsaw Pact by the AK-47, each being fielded by dozens of countries and produced in many of them.
It served as Canada's standard battle rifle from the early 1950s to 1984, when it began to be phased out in favor of the lighter Diemaco C7.
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 Portable Apps
At Flamanville there is a nuclear power plant, which in the coming years will see its capacity considerably enlarged by the addition of an extra reactor.
Just a few miles to the north of this nuclear site, at Beaumont-Hague, the sprawling, infamous COGEMA La Hague site is located, a treatment plant for nuclear waste.
The roads used for transport of nuclear waste to this heavily guarded site have been blocked many times in the past by environmental actiongroup Greenpeace.
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 Bataviawerf * National Centre for Maritime History
Seven Provinces, since the Dutch Republic in the 17th century consisted of seven rather independant lands) was originally built in 1664-'65 for the Admiralty of the Meuse in Rotterdam, by Master Shipbuilder Salomon Jansz van den Tempel.
The ship participated in all major naval combat between 1666 and 1692, like the Twoday's and Fourday's battles at North Foreland (1666); the Raids on Chatham and Harwich (1667), the Battles of Solebay, Schooneveld and Kijkduin (1672/1673) and, finally, the Battle of la Hougue (1692).
From 1666 tot 1674 the ship was the flagship of the Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, one of the most famous sea-officers the Dutch Republic had ever seen.
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 English Channel - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
Nevertheless, the Channel has been the scene of many invasions (or attempted invasions) including the Norman Conquest in 1066, the Spanish Armada in 1588, and the WWII Normandy landings in 1944.
The Channel has been the scene of many naval battles, including the Battle of Portland (1653), the Battle of La Hougue (1692) and the engagement between USS Kearsarge and CSS Alabama (1864).
However, at times the Channel has served as a link joining shared cultures and political structures, from pre-Roman Celtic society, the Roman imperial culture, and the foundation of Brittany by settlers from Great Britain, to the Anglo-Norman state.
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 Tourism and leisuretime in Normandy
La Hague : Her wild coastline is a perfect place for hikers.
La Cité de la Mer : Leisure time park with a big aquarium and visit of the nuclear submarine
Ile de Tatihou : Museum island, visit of the Vauban tower, history of the battle of la Hougue.
www.anse-du-brick.com /gb/adresses_cotentin_tourisme.htm   (224 words)

  
 Dictionary of Canadian Biography
He entered the Royal Navy in 1680 as a captain’s servant, and by August 1689 had been appointed a lieutenant in the Edgar, commanded by Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, who had been his patron for several years and with whom he established a firm friendship.
He was promoted post captain in 1690 and in May 1692 was present at the battle of La Hougue off the Pointe de Barfleur (dept. of Manche), France.
On his arrival at St John’s, Norris found the town abandoned by the French and laid waste.
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