Which is the greatest naval battle in world history? - …

Was it even the greatest sea battle of the Napoleonic Wars? How about the Battle of the Nile?

Which is the greatest naval battle in world history

This battle was won by Lord Horatio Nelson one of the greatest commanders of all time, and even managed to win the battle against a much larger force without losing a single ship, but at the cost of his own life. Nelson had around 30 ships, and didn’t lose a single one, the opposition started with advantage but still lost 22 ships. It was one of the greatest sea battles of all time, and meant that the French wouldn’t be able to carry out there plans to invade England. Part of the reason Nelson one was because he used unconventional tactics, the enemies didn’t how to defend against. Nelson was unfortunately shot by a musketeer during the battle, and died.

Was it even the greatest sea battle of the Napoleonic Wars? How about the Battle of the Nile?

What are some of the greatest naval battles of all time?

Some of the greatest battles ever fought have been sea battles fought on the water which makes up the majority of the surface of the earth. To rule the world you must rule the waves, and to do this you need a strong navy. Some of the most epic sea battles have been fought so a particular force could try to create or expand an empire.

The battle of Red Cliffs is one of the most amazing Chinese sea battles of all time. It has been called the largest sea battle in history. The battle was fought between the warlord Cao Cao from northern Chin, who is said to have had an army of 1 million soldiers, and the opposing warlord’s Liu Bei, and Sun Quan who had only 50,000 soldiers. This was a decisive battle at the time, if Cao Cao had won he would likely end up controlling all of China. During the battle some of the Sun-Liu generals surrendered to Cao Cao, sent ships towards him, however they hadn’t actually surrendered. They tricked Cao Cao, and sent ships filled with oil and straw to burn his entire fleet. This may have been something he could deal with, if he hadn’t chained his ships together, this meant that the fire spread, and destroyed his fleet. Cao Cao retreated, and lost a large portion of his army.


The greatest battle in naval history?

One of the things that sets Trafalgar apart is that Trafalgar (and Nile) resulted in the near annihilation of one side of two fairly even opponents. Before anyone jumps, I am going to limit this to say, 1500-1850 age of sail, excluding galleys. No other battles in that era resulted in the near annihilation of one side, where the forces were relatively even. The closest might be Quiberon, but the destruction was not so near total.

Other important sea battles: Battle of the Downs, ..

English language History is written mostly by the British. That's why Trafalgar is the greatest sea battle of all time.
Was it the biggest?
No, dozens of Battles had more ships and more men from Artemisium to Leyte Gulf.
Greatest effect on History? Salamis, Lepanto, Ecnomus, Virginia Capes.
Greatest unexpected Victory? Salamis(again), Syracuse, Lissa, Midway.
Total annihilation of an Enemy fleet? Aegospotami, Actium, Tsushima, Pearl Harbor.
Defence of the homeland? Salamis(again), Defeat of the Armada, Battle of Lake Erie.
Nelson is a demigod in the U.K. He deserves to be. His accomplishments in many battles may never be equaled, and Trafalgar was his crowning jewel.
Now why don't British naval historians write more about the Four Days Battle or the Dutch in the Medway? Michel Adrianzoon DeRuyter was also a great admiral.

Trafalgar: The Greatest Battle in Naval History - …

One of the things that sets Trafalgar apart is that Trafalgar (and Nile) resulted in the near annihilation of one side of two fairly even opponents. Before anyone jumps, I am going to limit this to say, 1500-1850 age of sail, excluding galleys. No other battles in that era resulted in the near annihilation of one side, where the forces were relatively even. The closest might be Quiberon, but the destruction was not so near total.

Britain's Greatest Naval Battles: The Armada, Trafalgar, ..

I'd have to go with lepanto as the greatest naval battle. But from a western viewpoint. It stopped turkish expansion in to central europe and saved many of the mediteranian islands from invasion. It probably saved vienna as well.