Clash of Steel
for Military History & Aviation enthusiasts

Translate this Page

Search :

off Goodwin, 1652

Battle Name : off Goodwin, 1652

Date(s) : 28 September 1652 - 30 September 1652

Part of : Anglo-Dutch War, First ,

Outcome : A victory for English Fleet over Dutch Fleet

Type of battle : Sea


The Dutch fleet of 59 men-of-war under Admirals De Witte and De Ruyter cruised off the Goodwin sands. An English fleet of nearly equal force, under Blake, engaged them at 1600hrs. Some of the Dutch ships were sunk others dismasted and captured. The English pursued the Dutch over the next two days until they gained the mouth of the Texel.


Action took place in the Straits of Dover and the Southern North Sea. (North Sea)