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off Plymouth 1652

Battle Name : off Plymouth 1652

Date(s) : 16 August 1652

Part of : Anglo-Dutch War, First ,

Outcome : A victory for English Fleet over Dutch Fleet

Type of battle : Sea


Vice-Admiral Sir George Ayscue with 38 ships made contacted with a similar sized Dutch fleet under Admiral De Ruyter which was escorting 50 outward bound merchant ships.
The English sank two of the warships and captured one. In spite of a pursuit the next day no more action took place.


English Channel Western Approaches. (English Channel)