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battle of Portland


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Robert Blake (1599—1657) naval and army officer

 

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1653.

Naval engagement in the first Anglo‐Dutch War, which developed into a running fight up the Channel from 18 to 20 February. A large fleet under Blake encountered Martin Tromp's fleet off Portland Bill escorting a convoy. Tromp lost twelve warships but saved most of the convoy.

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