naval battle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n naval battle a pitched battle between naval fleets
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Usage

In literature:

In every naval battle save one the Romans were victors.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
It was the first of modern naval battles, the fights decided by gunfire, not by hand-to-hand conflict on the decks.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
Did not this portend disaster in case of a naval battle?
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
In a naval sense, implies a battle at sea, or an action of hostility between single ships, squadrons, or fleets of men-of-war.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Terrible was the carnage, and many and strange the incidents, of this most stubbornly contested naval battle.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Before the battle ended, the naval force of France, and with it Napoleon's projects of invasion, were utterly and hopelessly ruined.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
Four of the Boveyhayne men had been drowned in a naval battle.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
D'Iberville's aim was not to fight a naval battle but to secure the fort at Nelson.
"The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay" by Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
Not only so, but these naval battles are not like any the Old World ever saw.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
Stewart's superb seamanship in this sharp battle has excited the admiration of naval experts, even to our own day.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
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In news:

On June 7, 1942 a naval battle over a tiny pacific island changed the course of war in the Pacific theater of WWII.
IN EFFECT UNTIL OCT 15, 4:30 p.m. Carl Moff (left), of Poulsbo, a World War II veteran who served on the USS West Virginia, holds the wreath for the Battle of Midway ceremony Monday at Naval Base Kitsap.
The Daughters of the American Revolution will be holding a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate a key naval battle fought on the Lake Champlain 236 years ago.
The extraordinary public spectacles of ancient Rome are well known: the slaughter of exotic animals (and conquered foes) in the Colosseum, mock naval battles fought to the death in a flooded circus.
On Nov 15, 1942, the naval Battle of Guadalcanal ended during World War II with a decisive US victory over Japanese forces.
On Nov 12, 1942, the World War II naval Battle of Guadalcanal began.
Rickover, immigrant from the Czar's Russian empire, entered the US Naval Academy while Woodrow Wilson sat in the White House and Allied forces threw back the Germans at the second battle of the Marne.
What would a naval battle in space be like.
0 T he future author of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes, served on one of the Christian galleys in what he called the greatest naval sea battle in history and the most important to that time for the safety of Europe.
It's The 70th Anniversary Of The Start Of An Epic Naval Battle .
Duke Riley's Insane Triumph, a Live Roman Naval Battle in Queens.
First Naval Battle in the Ironbottom Sound.
Petty officer Leroy Curtis waits for the start of ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway Monday at Naval Station Norfolk.
Rickover , immigrant from the Czar's Russian empire, entered the US Naval Academy while Woodrow Wilson sat in the White House and Allied forces threw back the Germans at the second battle of the Marne.
On Tuesday, Oct 23, the Madison Historical Society will present educator, author, and Madison resident David Hanna, who will discuss a naval battle that took place off the coast of Maine during the War of 1812 .
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