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(possibly mid-September) – 11 Catalan galleys defeat 25 French galleys under Guillaume de Lodève at Rosas, 1419 – Castilians defeat English-Hanseatic fleet at La Rochelle, 1427 September Battle of Wieringen – Burgundian fleet defeats fleet of Jacqueline of Bavaria, 1457 August – 3 Polish ships defeat Danish-Livonian fleet, 1476 August 13 – French defeat Genoese near Cape St Vincent, 1478 – 11 Portuguese ships defeat and capture a Castilian fleet of 35 ships at the, 1495 May 2 – Battle of Rapallo – Genoese fleet under, 1535 early June – 20 Swedes/Danes/Prussians defeat 9 Lübeck ships, 1535 June? The B-32 Waged America’s Last Air Battle in World War II (After the War Ended) In fact, Dominator crews fought the last U.S. air battle of World War II—tragically, after the war was over. 698 – Imperial Constantinopolitan fleet defeats, 727 – Byzantine central imperial fleet destroys provincial, 807 – Franks under Burchard (a lieutenant of, 813 – Franks under Irmingar defeat Moors near Majorca, 822 – Constantinople: Byzantine central imperial fleet defeats rebel provincial fleets during the revolt of, 956 – Tunisian fleet destroyed by Christians near Mazara, 958 – Tunis vs Christians in Messina Strait, 1032 – According to one hypothesis, battle at, 1035–1036 – Last Arab corsair raids against the, 1084 – Normans under Robert Guiscard (20 vessels?) 5 July 1943. Just three weeks later the Army Air Corps canceled production of additional B-32s and began swiftly decommissioning the 116 already produced—the B-29 had simply rendered the type redundant. – Spanish under Ribera defeat Tunisians at La Goulette (, July 14–16 – Spanish under Ribera defeat Turks in the first regular action between galleys and sailing ships in the Mediterranean (, about October (possible engagement) – Neapolitans/Sicilian galleys defeat larger Turkish galley fleet, 1617 April 13 – Spanish under Ribera vs Venetians, June 12 – Minor skirmish between Neapolitans/Sicilians and Venetians, November 19 and 20 – Inconclusive battle between Sicilians and Venetians (, 1618 June 24 – Venice hires Dutch ships and fights Spanish (, December 23–28 – English vs Dutch near Jakarta (, 1619 January 18 and 19 – Maltese vs Algerians near Malta (, March 1 – English vs Dutch near Jakarta (, May 31 – Dutch defeat French at the mouth of the Vilaine River, 1620 May 11 – Venetians under Nani defeat Spanish under Ribera (, December 28 – English (East India Company) defeat Portuguese at Cape, 1622 July 13–14 – English and Dutch defeat Portuguese near Mozambique, 1624 October 3 – A combined squadron of fifteen, 1625 January – French Rochellais rebels capture French fleet at, February 1 and 3 – Portuguese defeat English and Dutch (, June 26 – Bizertans defeat Maltese near Syracuse, Sicily (, September 15 – French under Soubise defeat hired Dutch ships near, 1626? The ten .50 caliber machineguns on each bomber were soon spitting back curtains of lead in response. In the pacific during ww2, aeronaval battles appeared for the first time in history, almost “proxy battles” with only planes engaged, over the horizon. The Last Battle of USS Houston. With the discovery of the Japanese battleship Musashi, sunk in the Sibuyan Sea off the Philippines in October 1944, one of the lost legends of World War … 6 March 1943. The Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber achieved fame—and infamy—for its role in the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If a battle has no commonly used name isn't known it's referred to as "Action of (date)" within the list below. Naval battles of World War II involving the United States‎ (2 C, 81 P) Pages in category "Naval battles and operations of World War II" The following 7 pages are in this category, out of 7 total. Battle of the Bismarck Sea. The B-32’s defensive armament included ten conventionally manned machineguns, operated by a similar number of crew. The number of officers and enlisted personnel that served in the Navy during World War II. Image: 80-G-384160: Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944. A Swedish captain blows up his ship after a Danish attack. Nonetheless, the aircraft swarmed over the larger B-32s, their machineguns and cannons chattering. Both the bomber crew and fighter pilots on that last mission recalled what happened next. – Venetians under Contarini vs Turks (, 1660 between May 26 and June 12 – Slight skirmish between Venetians and Turks, 1661 March (end) – Venetians defeat Turks in minor skirmish, May 18 – Venetians defeat Turks in minor skirmish, August 27 – Venetians and Maltese defeat Turks near Milos, Greece (, 1662 September 29 – Venetians defeat Turkish "Alexandria Caravan" between Kos and Kalymnos, Greece (, August – French under the Duc de Beaufort defeat Algerines at Cherchell, Algeria, November 27 – French under d'Escrainville defeat Turks, 1667 February 25 and 26 – Venetians under, 1668 March 8 and 9 – Venetians defeat Turks near Pelagia, Greece (, about September – Barbary "Turks" defeat Venetians south of Crete (, 1669 June – Privateers defeat "Alexandria Caravan" escort near Rhodes (, 1664 December 29 – English squadron under, 1666 May 20 – Undecided encounter between an English and a combined Dutch\French squadron at the isle of, 1672 March 12 – English squadron under Sir, 1650 July 26 – Minor battle between Parliamentarians and Royalists/Portuguese near Lisbon, October 20 – Parliamentarians capture French frigate, May 2 – Dutch defeat Portuguese near Colombo (, 1655 April 14 – English under Robert Blake destroy Barbary ships at Porto Farina, northern Tunisia (, – French under Vendôme defeat Spanish near Barcelona, 1657 April 20 – Santa Cruz de Teneriffe – English under Blake defeat Spanish, September 12 and 13 – Danes and Swedes fight inconclusively near Moen, Denmark (, 1659 March 30 – Minor battle between Dutch and Danes against Swedes, April 30 – Small running battle between Dutch and Danes against Swedes (, – Dutch/Danes under de Ruyter defeat Swedes and liberate, 1661 – French naval bombardment of Algiers, 1670 August – English/Dutch ships defeat Algerine force near Gibraltar, 1671 May – Privateers beat off a force of Turkish galleys near Egina, Greece, July (possible engagement) – English defeat Tripolitans, May 25 and 26/June 3 and 4 – Dutch/Danish fleet under, May 31 and June 1/11 – Danes defeat Swedes between Femern and Warnemunde, Baltic Sea (, June 26, June 28, July 2 and July 20 – Series of skirmishes culminating in a Danish victory over Sweden, 1681 July 23 – French defeats Tripolitans, September 30 – Spanish defeat Brandenburgers near Cape St Vincent (, 1683 – French naval bombardment of Algiers, 1686 July 12 – Venetians attacks "Alexandria Caravan" with its Turkish and Tripolitan escort between Naxos and Nicaria, October 4 – Venetians vs Turks near Mitylene, Greece, 1687–1688 – French naval bombardment of Algiers, 1688 June 15 – Venetians attacks "Alexandria Caravan" with its Turkish and Algerian escort east of Naxos, Greece, 1690 March 26 – Turks and Algerines under Mezzo Morto defeat Venetians under Valier (, – French vs English and Dutch near Madras, September 8 – Venetians fight the combined fleet of Turkey, Algiers, Tripoli and Tunis near Mitylene, Greece (, – French defeat Spanish near Cape Finisterre, 1695 February 9 and 19 – Turkish fleet defeats and then fights Venetians under Zeno (, September 15 and 18 – Venetians under Contarini vs Turks under Mezzo Morto, 1696 (mid) – Russians vs Turks near Ochakov, Black Sea, – French and English fight in Newfoundland, August 22 – Venetians under Contarini vs Turks and their allies under Mezzo Morto near Andros (, 1697 July 6, September 1 and September 20 – Venetians under Contarini vs Turks in a series of battles in the Aegean Sea (, 1698 September 20 – Venetians vs Turks, Tripolitans and Tunisians near Samothrace, Greece (, 1702 June 26 – Small-ship action between Sweden and Russia on Lake Ladoga, September 7 – Small-ship action between Sweden and Russia on Lake Ladoga, 1703 August 7 – Small-ship action between Sweden and Russia on Lake Peipus, 1704 May 17 – Small-ship action between Sweden and Russia on Lake Peipus, 1705 June 26 – Swedish ships attack Russian base of Kotlin, 1710 October 4 – Battle between Denmark under Gyldenløve and Sweden under Wachtmeister in Kjöge Bay (, 1712 April 11 – Danes under Knoff vs Swedes under Sjöblad (, July 31 and August 17 – Danes under Sehested fight and then defeat Swedes under Henck near Rugen (, August 4 – Very minor engagement between Russia and Sweden, September 28 – Very minor engagement between Denmark and Sweden, 1713 July 22 – Minor engagement between Sweden and Russia (, 1715 April 24 – Danes under Gabel defeat Swedes under Wachtmeister (, 1717 May 14 or 15 – Danish attack on Göteborg is defeated, July 19 – Danish attack on Strömstad is defeated, 1718 September 17 or 21 – Swedes under King Carl XII defeat Danes under Paulssen, July 13 – Danes under Rosenpalm defeat Swedes at Strömstad, 1701 August 17 – Maltese raid on La Goulette, 1702 August 19–24 (OS) – English under Benbow – French under Ducasse draw (, June 25 – Maltese defeat Tripolitans near Cape Santa di Leuca, 1716 July 8 – Venetians under Corner fight an inconclusive battle against Turks under Jannum Koggia east of Corfu (, 1717 June 12, 13, 16 and 22 – Venetians under Flangini vs Turks in northern Aegean (, 1718 – Portuguese defeat Indians near Karwar (, 1738 June 20, 28 and 29 – Russians vs Turks, 1741 January 7 and 8 – British vs French in West Indies, February 12 – Minor British vs French in Gibraltar Strait, 1742 May 31 – Swedes retreat after battle with Russians in Gulf of Finland (, 1746 June 25 (OS) – British under Edward Peyton vs French under la Bourdonnais, 1747/48 – French under Labourdonnais vs British under Peyton near Negapatam, 1748 March 7 – British under Cotes defeat Spanish, October 12 – British vs Spanish near Havana (, 1757 early – French under Kersaint de Coëtnempren vs British at San Domingo, 1758 – Minor French under Duchaffault vs British under Boscawen near Ushant, – Minor French under Durevest vs British under Saunders near Gibraltar Strait, September 10 – Light Swedish force defeats similar Prussian force near Szczecin, 1770 May 27 and 28 – Russians vs Turks near southern Greece (, June 4 – Minor Russians vs Turks south of Athens (, 1772 November 6–8 – Russians defeat Turks west of Patrai, Greece (, 1773 July 4 – Russians under Kinsbergen vs Turks (, September 3 – Russians under Kinsbergen vs Turks (, 1774 June 20 and July 9/19 – Russians under Tchitchagov and Seniavin vs Turks (, end – French vs British under Hyde Parker near Fort Royal, Martinique, Spanish-French fleet under Luis de Córdova y Córdova captures 29 ship British convoy, – Minor French under de Grasse vs British under Hood, – Minor French under Destouches vs British under Arbuthnot, September 27, 28 and 30 – Russians vs Turks, 1788 June 17, 18, 28 and 29 and July 9 – Russian and Turkish land and sea forces clash near Ochakov (, 1789 June 2–4 – Russians defeat Turks at Sinope (, October 31 – Russians defeat Turks at the Sulina mouth, November 17, 18 – Russians defeat Turks at Tultcha, November 29 – Russians defeat Turks at Ismail (, November 30, December 1, 2, 4–7 – Russians defeat Turks. Hoping to replicate the success of the Pearl … On April 5, 1945, 800 Georgian conscripts in the German 882nd Queen Tamara Infantry Battalion stationed on the Noord-Holland island of Texel rose against their former comrades of the Wehrmacht. Texans under Moore destroy Mexican fleet. May 15 (May 4 OS) Fredrikshamn/Hamina in Finland – Swedish galley flotilla defeats Russian galley flotilla. Get daily rewards, level up your skills and ship's characteristics. Home; Orders of Battle ; World War II; Pacific; Battle of Surigao Strait. (Old Style) – English defeat Portuguese in mainly minor skirmishes, July 17 and 18 – Spanish vs Dutch (same as next? To put things in perspective, earlier that year on March 9, 1945 American B-29s had dropped thousands of cluster bombs loaded with napalm bomblets over working-class residential areas of Tokyo, igniting a firestorm which sucked the air out of lungs and melted concrete. 2011 – May 12 – Canadian, British, and French ships repulse a Libyan naval attack on the city of, 2017 – March 16 – Somali Pirates hijack an oil tanker, 2019 - November 26 - Spanish police find a, This page was last edited on 8 January 2021, at 06:22. This marks the only time in history a Sail Navy defeated a Steam Navy in battle. https://www.historynet.com/last-air-battles-of-world-war-ii.htm Battle of Guadalcanal, (August 1942–February 1943), series of World War II land and sea clashes between Allied and Japanese forces on and around Guadalcanal, one of the southern Solomon Islands, in the South Pacific. Destroyers and 66 submarines fleet captures several Polish corsairs and drives off remainder,! 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