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off Dutch Coast

Battle Name : off Dutch Coast

Date(s) : 28 May 1673

Part of : Anglo-Dutch War, Third ,

Outcome : A victory for English Fleet over Dutch Fleet

Type of battle : Sea


The English fleet, commanded by Prince Rupert, was patrolling off the Dutch coast. They came upon a Dutch fleet, under Van Tromp, of approximately equal size and to leeward. The English attacked and after a brief engagement the Dutch withdrew to the safety of the sandbanks off their coast.


Southern North sea off the Dutch coast.