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1627 – The Battle of Oliwa.

28 November

The naval Battle of Oliwa, took place on this day in 1627 during the Polish-Swedish War. Continue reading “1627 – The Battle of Oliwa.”

1914 – SMS Emden is sunk by HMAS Sydney in the Battle of Cocos

9 November

The Battle of Cocos was a single-ship action that occurred on this day in 1914, after the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney (under the command of John Glossop) responded to an attack on a communications station at Direction Island by the German light cruiser SMS Emden (commanded by Karl von Müller). Continue reading “1914 – SMS Emden is sunk by HMAS Sydney in the Battle of Cocos”

The Battle of Salamis 480 BC

The battle of Salamis occurred in September 480 BC, some argue it was on the 22nd others say the 29th, Continue reading “The Battle of Salamis 480 BC”

WWII The 75th Anniversary

2 September – Mediterranean

The UK is reinforcing its naval forces in the Mediterranean because of the changing strategic situation. Continue reading “WWII The 75th Anniversary”

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