Photo: Freebase/Public domain

Military Modern Naval Battles  

Robby Benton
7.9k views 18 items
A list of modern naval battles. Modern naval warfare has become more of a peacekeeping mission as ships police the seas for threats such as Somali pirates. Pictures included where possible. 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.

1
Battle of Incheon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Battle of Incheon Date: 1950

2
Gulf of Tonkin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Gulf of Tonkin Date: 1964

3
USS Liberty incident is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Modern Naval Battles
USS Liberty incident Date: 1967

4
Egyptian Navy Komar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Egyptian Navy Komar Date: 1967

5
Operation Trident is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Operation Trident Arabian Sea - Date: 1971

6
Operation Python is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Operation Python Arabian Sea - Date: 1971

7
Battle of ??ng H?i is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Battle of ??ng H?i Date: 1972

8
Operation Pocket Money is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Operation Pocket Money Date: 1972

9
Battle of Latakia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Battle of Latakia Lattakia, Syria - Date: 1973

10
Battle of Baltim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Battle of Baltim Baltim - Date: 1973

11
Battle of the Paracel Islands is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Battle of the Paracel Islands Paracel Islands, China - Date: 1974

12
Operation Morvarid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Operation Morvarid Persian Gulf - Date: 1980

13
Falklands War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Falklands War Argentina - Date: 1982

14
Action in the Gulf of Sidra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Action in the Gulf of Sidra Gulf of Sidra - Date: 1986

15
Operation Praying Mantis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Operation Praying Mantis Persian Gulf - Date: 1988

16
2nd Battle of the Western Sea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Modern Naval Battles
2nd Battle of the Western Sea Date: 2002

17
Clash Between Sri Lankan Navy ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Clash Between Sri Lankan Navy and LTTE Sea Tigers Date: 2006

18
Battle off the coast of Abkhaz... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Modern Naval Battles
Battle off the coast of Abkhazia Black Sea - Date: 2008