Honour - Lowestoft 1665
The battle was fought about 40 miles south-east of Lowestoft, on the Sussex
coast. Between an English Fleet of 109 ships commanded by James, Duke of
York, and a Dutch Fleet of 103 ships commanded by Admiral Van Wasenaer.
The Dutch fleet had been conducting successful actions near the Dogger Bank at the end of May, capturing a convoy of 20 English merchant ships.
After two days of manoeuvring, the two fleets engaged at 0400 hrs on 03-June when they passed each other on opposite tacks. The battle quickly degenerated into a vast general melee. During which the English slowly gained the upper hand and the Dutch gave way.
The Dutch conducted a controlled withdrawal towards the Texel, and Maas estuary. Which they reached by late evening. But they had lost 32 ships, of which 9 were taken as prizes and the others burned or sunk.
The English lost one ship (Charity) and a total of 283 killed and 440 wounded.
The Dutch lost about 4,000 killed and 2,000 taken prisoner
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|Castle Frigate||Centurion||Charity||Clove Tree||Coast Frigate|
|Eagle||Eaglet||Edward and Eve||Essex||Exchange|
|Garland||George||Gloucester||Golden Lion||Golden Phoenix|
|Hambro' Merchant||Hampshire||Happy Return (i)||Happy Return (ii)||Henrietta|
|James||Jersey||John (i)||John (ii)||John and Abigail|
|John and Katherine||John and Thomas|
|Leopard||Lion||Little Sampson||London||Loyal George|
|Roe||Royal Charles||Royal Exchange||Royal James||Royal Katherine|
|Royal Oak||Royal Prince||Ruby|
|St. Andrew||St. George (i)||St. George (ii)||Sapphire||Satisfaction|
|Thomas and Rebecca||Two Sisters|
|William and Mary|
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05 April, 2013.
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