Naval Battles of World War II Military Conflicts

Naval Battles of World War II

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A list of naval battles of World War 2. These are famous WW2 naval battles; some are the greatest naval battles in history. Pictures included where possible. World War II was the real dawn of aircraft carriers. Naval battles date back all the way to at least 1260 BC. Originally fought primarily with sailing ships, today's navy battles include battleships, submarines, and aircraft carriers. That said, the tactics and decisive nature sea battles often have on warfare has gone unchanged for millennia. Beyond the oceans, maritime forces have also fought conflicts in lakes, rivers, and even on boats within a flooded Roman Colosseum. From the largest naval battle to the smallest, this list contains plenty of them.
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    Battle of the Atlantic

    Date: 1939-45
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    River Plate

    Date: 1939
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    First Battle of Narvik

    Date: 1940
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    Second Battle of Narvik

    Date: 1940
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    Naval Battle of Norway

    Date: 1940
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    Mers-el-Kebir

    Date: 1940
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    Calabria

    Date: 1940
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    Cape Spada

    Date: 1940
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    Dakar

    Date: 1940
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    World Ocean, Western Approaches, Atlantic Ocean More
    Date: 1940
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    World Ocean, Western Approaches, Atlantic Ocean More
    Date: 1940
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    Taranto

    Date: 1940
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    Cape Spartivento

    Date: 1940
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    Koh Chang

    Date: 1941
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    Cape Matapan

    Date: 1941
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    Southeast Europe, Mediterranean Sea, Crete More
    Date: 1941
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    Denmark Strait More
    Date: 1941
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    Convoy SC 42

    Date: 1941
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    Pearl Harbor

    Date: 1941
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    Southeast Asia More
    Date: 1941
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    Cape Bon

    Date: 1941
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    First Sirte

    Date: 1941
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    Java Sea

    Date: 1942
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    Second Sirte

    Date: 1942
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    Coral Sea

    Date: 1942

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