Honour - Kentish Knock 1652
The battle took its name from a sandbank in the southern part of the North
An English fleet of 68 ships commanded by General-at-Sea Robert Blake engaged a Dutch fleet of 59 ships, 18 miles east of North Foreland, at a shallow in the Thames Estuary.
The action broke up into a number of small engagements with many ships running aground. The Dutch withdrew having lost two ships, with many others badly damaged. Nightfall brought the battle to an end.
The list of ships engaged is incomplete.
|Lisbon Merchant||Little President||London||Martha||Mary|
|Portsmouth||President||Prudent Mary||Resolution||Richard and Martha|
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24 May, 2012.
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