What was the Largest Naval Battle in History?

Introduction The “largest naval battle in history” is a disputed title between adherents of varying criteria which include the numbers of personnel and/or vessels involved in the naval battle, the total displacement of the vessels involved and sometimes the significance and/or implications of the battle. While battles fought in modern times are comparatively well-documented, the… Read More

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What was the Battle of Lepanto (1571)?

Introduction The Battle of Lepanto (part of the Fourth Ottoman-Venetian War) was a naval engagement that took place on 07 October 1571 when a fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of Catholic Christian states arranged by Pope Pius V, inflicted a major defeat on the fleet of the Ottoman Empire in the Gulf of… Read More