Military List Of War of the Spanish Succession Battles

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List of every major War of the Spanish Succession battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous War of the Spanish Succession battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the War of the Spanish Succession, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this War of the Spanish Succession list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these War of the Spanish Succession battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

Everything from Battle of Malplaquet to Battle of Blenheim is included on this list.
Action of 2 May 1707 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of War of the Spanish Succession Battles
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Action of 2 May 1707

The Action of 2 May 1707, also known as Beachy Head, was a naval battle of the War of the Spanish Succession in which a French squadron under Claude de Forbin, intercepted a large British convoy escorted by three ships of the line, under Commodore Baron Wylde. The Action began when 3 French ships, the Grifon, Blackoal and Dauphine, grappled the HMS Hampton Court, killing her captain, George Clements, and taking her. Claude Forbin's 60-gun Mars next attacked the HMS Grafton and, when joined by the French ships Blackoal and Fidèle, killed his Captain Edward Acton, and took her too. The convoy was scattered and the last British escort, the HMS Royal Oak, badly hit and with 12 feet of water in ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Beachy Head, United Kingdom

Part of: War of the Spanish Succession

Battle at The Lizard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of War of the Spanish Succession Battles
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The naval Battle of the Lizard took place on 21 October 1707 during the War of the Spanish Succession near Lizard Point, Cornwall between two French squadrons under René Duguay-Trouin and Claude de Forbin and an English convoy protected by a squadron under Commodore Richard Edwards. Duguay-Trouin and Forbin were two of the most successful French naval commanders and they caused much damage to the allied merchant fleet. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Part of: War of the Spanish Succession

Combatants: Early modern France, Kingdom of Great Britain

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Action of August 1702 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of War of the Spanish Succession Battles
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Action of August 1702

The Action of August 1702 took place from 19–25 August 1702 O.S. between an English squadron under Vice-Admiral John Benbow and a French under Admiral Jean du Casse, off Cape Santa Marta on the coast of present-day Colombia, South America, during the War of the Spanish Succession. Benbow vigorously attacked the French squadron, but the refusal of most of his captains to support the action allowed du Casse to escape. Benbow lost a leg during the engagement and died of illness about two months later. Two of the captains were convicted of cowardice and shot. Benbow's resolution to pursue the French, in what proved to be his last fight, proved irresistible to the public imagination. The events ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Santa Marta, Colombia

Part of: War of the Spanish Succession

Combatants: Early modern France, Kingdom of England

Battle of Almansa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of War of the Spanish Succession Battles
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The Battle of Almansa, fought on 25 April 1707, was one of the most decisive engagements of the War of the Spanish Succession. At Almansa, the Franco–Spanish army under Berwick soundly defeated the allied forces of Portugal, England, and the United Provinces led by the Earl of Galway, reclaiming most of eastern Spain for the Bourbons. It has been described as "probably the only Battle in history in which the English forces were commanded by a Frenchman, the French by an Englishman." ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Almansa, Spain

Part of: War of the Spanish Succession

Combatants: Kingdom of Portugal, Bourbon Spain, Kingdom of Great Britain, Dutch Republic

Commanders: Henri de Massue, Earl of Galway

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