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Battle of Schooneveld

1673 naval battles of the Franco-Dutch War / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Battles of Schooneveld were two naval battles of the Franco-Dutch War, fought off the coast of the Netherlands on 7 June and 14 June 1673 (New Style; 28 May and 4 June in the Julian calendar then in use in England) between an allied Anglo-French fleet commanded by Prince Rupert of the Rhine on his flagship the Royal Charles, and the fleet of the United Provinces, commanded by Michiel de Ruyter.

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Battles of Schooneveld
Part of Franco-Dutch War
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The first battle of Schooneveld, 7 June 1673 by Willem van de Velde, the elder, painted c.1684.
Date7 June 1673 and 14 June 1673
Location
North Sea
Result Dutch victory
Belligerents
Flag_of_England.svg England
Royal_Standard_of_the_King_of_France.svg France
Statenvlag.svg Dutch Republic
Commanders and leaders
Kingdom of England Rupert of the Rhine
Kingdom of France Jean II d'Estrées
Kingdom of England Edward Spragge
Dutch Republic Michiel de Ruyter
Dutch Republic Cornelis Tromp
Dutch Republic Adriaen Banckert
Strength
86 ships
24,295 men
4,826 cannon
64 ships
14,762 men
3,157 cannon
Casualties and losses
2 ships 1 ship
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The Dutch victories in the two battles, and at the Battle of the Texel that followed in August, saved their country from an Anglo-French invasion.

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