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battle of Southwold or Sole Bay


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1672.

Naval engagement off the Suffolk coast in the third Anglo‐Dutch War on 7 June 1672 between de Ruyter with 91 ships and a slightly larger Anglo‐French force, under the command of James, duke of York. De Ruyter lost more ships but the English fleet was badly damaged and Lord Sandwich, admiral of the Blue, drowned.

Subjects: British History.


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