The Largest Naval Sea Battles in Military History

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The Largest Naval Sea Battles in Military History


Battle of Jutland

This was the only major naval surface engagement of World War I.


Battle of the Philippine Sea

Known as “the greatest carrier battle of World War II.”


Battle of Lepanto

The greatest naval battle of oar-driven vessels in the history of the Mediterranean.


Battle of Yamen

Yuan commanders deployed deception and audacious tactics to overcome at least a 10:1 mismatch in numbers.


Battle of Leyte Gulf

The Battle of Leyte Gulf is remembered as the biggest naval battle ever fought. It spanned more than 100,000 square miles of sea.


Battle of Salamis

Ranked as one of the most decisive military engagements of all time. This was due to its impact on the emergence of Western civilization as a major force in the world.


Battle of the Red Cliffs

A classic battle in Chinese history famous for the smaller and weaker defeating the bigger and stronger. The Battle of the Red Cliffs took place during China’s Three Kingdoms period. 

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