1667: Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter destroys the British fleet at Chatham
The Raid - The Dutch raided England fortress Sheerness, destroyed 15 ships, and captured the English flagship, Royal Charles, which was taken back to Holland as a trophy. The raid was the worst defeat ever inflicted on the Royal Navy.
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The Royal Collection: The End of the Action between the English Indiaman and Three Spanish Privateers
Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is mortally wounded at The Battle of Trafalgar by a French marksman, shortly after 1 pm. He died some hours later at 4.30 pm below deck when he heard victory was secured.
Disaster on the Water: Raid on the Medway
The Raid on the Medway occurred in 1667, during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. Penetrating the Thames estuary, Dutch ships attacked up the River Medway as far as Chatham, capturing or destroying several English ships. One of the worst naval defeats ever inflicted on the British, the raid led to a quick peace in favor of the Dutch.
Überfall im Medway/Schlacht von Chatham (9-14.July old style protestant england Julian calendar=19-24.July Dutch Gregorian new calendar)/Admiral de RUYTER+ Cornelis de WITT Mayor of Dordrecht and other Admirals go on board of the Dutch Flagship Zeven Provincien in June 1667/ painting by E.Koster 1857
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Four Days Battle between the British and the Dutch fleet