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  Probert Encyclopaedia: Battles (1700-1799)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Battle of Aboukir Bay, also known as the Battle of the Nile, was a naval battle during the Napoleonic Wars between Great Britain and France, in which Admiral Horatio Nelson defeated Napoleon Bonaparte's fleet at the Egyptian seaport of Aboukir on the 1st of August 1798.
The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought near Boston in the USA on the 17th of June 1775 between nearly 3000 British and 5000 Americans.
The Battle of Culloden was a defeat in 1746 of the Jacobite rebel army of the British prince Charles Edward Stuart (the 'Young Pretender') by the Duke of Cumberland on a stretch of moorland in Inverness-shire, Scotland.
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 Battle of Ushant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The First Battle of Ushant, July 27, 1778, fought 100 miles west of Ouessant, was a large but inconclusive engagement in the American Revolutionary War.
The Second Battle of Ushant, December 12, 1781, was a convoy battle, also in the American Revolutionary War.
The Third Battle of Ushant, May 28 to June 1, 1794, fought 400 miles west of Ouessant, is better known as the Battle of the Glorious First of June.
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 Battle of Ushant (1781) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second Battle of Ushant was a naval battle fought between French and British squadrons near Ushant on 12 December 1781 during the American War of Independence.
The French convoy was later dispersed in a gale and most of the ships forced to return to port.
Only two of the five ships of the line intended for the West Indies arrived in time for the Battle of the Saintes in April.
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 Probert Encyclopaedia: Warfare (T)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Regiment was especially favoured by King George IV and, with the appointment of the Duke of Wellington as its Colonel, was elevated to the status of Household Cavalry in 1820.
Accompanying the army of the Tennessee, the Twenty-fifth left Atlanta on the 15th of November on the 'March to the Sea.' Participated in the siege of Savannah December 10 to 21, 1864.
On the 13th of January, 1865, the Twenty-fifth commenced the march through the Carolinas, participating in various minor engagements and in the battle of Bentonville March 19-20, 1865, and was actively engaged until the surrender of Johnston on April 26, 1865.
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 Battle of Ushant -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The (Click link for more info and facts about First Battle of Ushant) First Battle of Ushant, July 27, 1778, fought 100 miles west of Ouessant, was a large but inconclusive engagement in the (The revolution of the American colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783) American Revolutionary War.
The (Click link for more info and facts about Second Battle of Ushant) Second Battle of Ushant, December 12, 1781, was a convoy battle, also in the (The revolution of the American colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783) American Revolutionary War.
The (Click link for more info and facts about Third Battle of Ushant) Third Battle of Ushant, May 28 to June 1, 1794, fought 400 miles west of Ouessant, is better known as the Battle of the Glorious First of June.
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 CONK! Encyclopedia: Comte_de_Grasse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In 1779 he joined the fleet of Count d'Estaing in the Caribbean and distinguished himself in the battles of Dominica and Saint Lucia (1780), and of Tobago (1781).
He contributed to the capture of Grenada, and took part in the three battles fought by Guichen against Admiral Rodney, on 17 April at the Battle of Martinique (1780), on 15 May and on 19 May.
In the Battle of the Chesapeake in September 1781, he drew away the English forces and blockaded the coast until Lord Cornwallis surrendered, hence ensuring the independence of the United States of America.
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 Battles of the American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle of Long Island – August 27, 1776 (or the Battle of Brooklyn)
Battle of Freeman's Farm – September 19, 1777 (or 1st Saratoga)
Battle of the Combahee River – August 27, 1782
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 CONK! Encyclopedia: 1794   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
April 30 - Battle of Boulou between French and Spanish forces.
May 28-June 1 - The Glorious First of June (Battle of Ushant), naval battle between British and French.
August 20 - Battle of Fallen Timbers - American troops force a confederacy of Shawnee, Mingo, Delaware, Wyandot, Miami, Ottawa, Chippewa and Potawatomi warriors into a disorganized retreat.
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 Battle of the First of June --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The battle arose out of an attempt by the British fleet under Earl Howe to intercept a grain convoy from the United States that was being escorted into...
During the period between 1946 and 1962, the nature of this new conflict emerged as the United States and its Western allies became embroiled in a battle against the Soviet Union and the specter of...
The Battle of Marathon was a decisive victory for the Greeks during the Persian Wars.
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 SIR SAMUEL HOOD - LoveToKnow Article on SIR SAMUEL HOOD
His first engagement was the battle off Ushant in 1778, and, soon afterwards transferred to the West Indies, he was present, under the command of his cousin Sir Samuel Hood, at all the actions which culminated in Rodneys victory of April 12th, 1782.
After the peace, like many other British naval officers, he spent some time in France, and on his return to England was given the command of a sloop, from which he proceeded in succession to various frigates.
In the Venerable Hood was present at the action of Algesiras and the battle in the Straits of Gibraltar (I8of).
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 Battle of the Ushant, 1778 and 1794   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Sir Charles Douglas is recorded as captaining the Stirling Castle in the 1788 battle.
This battle is known more by the name than the place, as it was fought over 400 miles from Ushant, near Brest.
Ushant III is also famous for a savage duel between HMS Brunswick and the French Venger, which lasted four hours — a very long time for these actions.
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 Ushant
Battle of Ushant [Isle d'Ouessant] (27 July 1778) between the French and British fleets.
In England, this battle created "a major political row and a massive self-inflicted wound in the officer corps of the British Royal Navy, centered round the feud between Keppel (encouraged by the political opposition) and Palliser, a strong government supporter.
"The so-called Second Battle of Ushant, fought three years after the first, was not really a battle, but it had a good deal of impact on the naval operations of 1782 in the West Indies.
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 Battle of Ushant (1778) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Ushant (or First Battle of Ushant) took place on 27 July 1778 during the American War of Independence, fought between French and British fleets 100 miles west of Ushant, a French island at the mouth of the English Channel off the north-westernmost point of France.
The two fleets manoeuvered during shifting winds and a heavy rain squall until a battle became inevitable with the British more or less in column and the French in some confusion.
However, the French managed to pass along the British line to windward with their most advanced ships.
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 La Belle Poule
Battle between the French frigate La Belle Poule [on viewer's right] and the British frigate Arethuse [viewer's left] off the coast of Brest, 17 June 1778.
The battle is also famous as the subject documented in many contemporary prints, which show the elaborate hair creations adopted by ladies in Parisian high society.
The 17 June battle off Brest is usually treated as a small prelude to the more famous, but confusing, combat between French and British fleets known as the ‘Battle of Ushant' [Isle d'Ouesant] (27 July 1778).
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 Convoy
The fear of battleships was the main reason for the British Admiralty not adopting convoy at the start of the first Battle of the Atlantic in World War I.
The course of the second Battle of the Atlantic was a long struggle as the Germans found tactics that would work against convoys and the British developed counter-tactics to thwart the Germans.
The enormous number of vessels involved and the frequency of engagements meant that statistical techniques could be applied to evaluate tactics: this was a significant early use of operational research in war.
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 Naval Artists
The battle of Trafalgar took place at the Cape of Trafalgar, 80 KM west of Cadiz, British Victory over the French and Spanish Navy's, with the British losses being the Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson who was killed in the action, and some 1596 Officers and Men, killed or wounded.
Her battle honours are Ushant 1781, St. Vincent 1805, she was placed in her present berth at Portsmouth on the 12th January 1922.
The battle had now developed into a general melee, white smoke obscuring the ships with flashes of yellow flame cutting through the din of roaring cannon, crackling musketry and shrieks of the wounded, adding to a most hellish spectacle.
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 Battle of Ushant
Also called Battle of the Glorious First of June, the Battle of Ushant took place on 1 June, 1794, and was the first great naval engagement of the French Revolutionary Wars, fought between the French and the British in the Atlantic Ocean about 430 miles (690 km) west of the Breton island of Ouessant (Ushant).
The battle was technically a British victory, but the French fleet had accomplished its task of drawing the British away and enabling the convoy of 130 merchant ships to reach Brest safely.
The battle also proved that the navy of the French Revolution was capable of hard fighting even though most of the officers of the navy of the ancien régime had left France or been executed.
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 Ushant, Third Battle of, June 1, 1794 [“The Glorious First of June”]
Eleven English and 12 French ships were dismasted.  Ushant III is also famous for a savage duel between HMS Brunswick and the French Venger, which lasted four hours – a very long time for these actions.  These were typically fought at point-blank range; each broadside that connected caused terrible havoc, particularly on the open decks.
The British were too exhausted to pursue.  The French claim Ushant III as their victory because the grain fleet made harbor safely.
Wargamer.com notes that this battle took place at the height of the Revolutionary Terror in France, with over 380 people a month executed.  The French Government had a policy of executing failed commanders.
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 Ile d'Ouessant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Ile d'Ouessant (in English Ushant, in Breton Enez Eusa) is an island in the English Channel which marks the north-westernmost point of European France.
Located at 48 28N 5 05W, it is administratively part of the département of Finistère.
Ushant is also the title of the autobiography of the American poet and novelist Conrad Aiken, published in 1952.
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 Wikipedia: July 27
July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining.
1214 - Battle of Bouvines: In France, Philip II of France defeats John of England.
1778 - American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant - British and French fleets fight to a standoff.
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 HMS Victory: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about HMS Victory
She weathered at the dock for 23 years until she was commissioned in 1778 under the command of Rear Admiral John Campbell (1st Captain) and Captain Jonathan Faulknor (2nd Captain), with the flag of Admiral the Honorable Augustus Keppel.
The French Admiral, the Comte d'Orvilliers, who had orders to avoid battle, was cut off from Brest but retained the weather gage[?].
Ignorant of the fact that the French Comte de Guichen had twenty-one ships of the line, Kempenfeldt ordered a chase when they were sighted on December 12 and began the Battle of Ushant[?].
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 1794 - Gurupedia
Battle of Fallen Timbers - American troops force a confederacy of Shawnee,
United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign Jay's Treaty, which attempts to clear up some of the lingering problems left over from the American Revolutionary War.
Antonio López de Santa Anna, Mexican general who led troops at the Battle of the Alamo and the
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 Keppel's Column, Wentworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Admiral Augustus Viscount Keppel was a close friend of Charles, the Marquis of Rockingham, and a strong supporter of the Whig party led by the Marquis.
In 1778, sailing in the “Victory” Keppel led the British fleet against the French at the Battle of Ushant.
Keppel was charged with cowardice following the battle, but he claimed that he had been betrayed by Sir Hugh Palliser, one of Keppel’s admirals, and a political opponent.
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 NTU Info Centre: Glorious First of June   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Glorious First of June (also known as the Third Battle of Ushant and in French as the Bataille du 13 prairial An 2) was a naval battle fought in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 1794 between the Royal Navy and the navy of Revolutionary France.
On 28 May, four hundred miles west of Ushant, the two fleets met, but it was late in the day and there was no engagement.
Strategically the battle was a victory for the British: the French navy never again tried to fight a convoy through the British blockade, resorting to blockade-running, privateering and trade through neutral countries.
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 Battle of the Atlantic --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The first phase of the ensuing battle for the Atlantic lasted until the fall of France in June 1940.
More results on "Battle of the Atlantic" when you join.
Battles of Cape St. Vincent and the Nile
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 Frequently Asked Questions of the Victory Gallery at the Royal Naval Museum
Her first action was the battle of Ushant on 27 July 1778.
The most serious damage she received was at the battle of Trafalgar when she lost her fore topmasts and yards, studdingsail booms and yards, jibbooms and her mizzen mast as well as hull damage caused by gun shot.
The battle of Trafalgar took place on 21 October 1805 between the British fleet under Lord Nelson and a combined French and Spanish fleet under Admiral Pierre Villeneuve.
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 Sailing War Ships: HMS "Victory" (1765)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Took part in the Battle at Ushant under Admiral Keppel against the French fleet.
Participated in the Battle of St Vincent under Admiral John Jervis against the Spanish fleet.
Participated in the Battle of Trafalgar under Admiral Horatio Nelson against the joint French and Spanish fleets.
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THE BATTLE OF USHANT 1778 Admirals Keppel and D'Orvilliers put to Sea from Portsmouth and Brest 82 Instructions given to the French Admiral 83 Preliminary Manoeuvres after the two Fleets had sighted one another 83 The Battle of Ushant 84 A Drawn Battle.
The respective Losses 91 The Significance of the Battle in the fighting Development of the British Navy 93 The "Order of Battle" 93 The Disputes and Courts Martial in Great Britain arising from the Battle of Ushant 94 Keppel Resigns his Command 97 CHAPTER VI OPERATIONS IN THE WEST INDIES, 1778-1779.
At nightfall the _Inflexible_ dropped out of range, and the British squadron anchored in line of battle across the southern end of the passage between the island and the main; some vessels were extended also to the eastward, into the open Lake.
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