Battle of the Narrow Seas

3rd October 1602 - 4th October 1602
Part of : Eighty Years War (1568 - 1648)
Previous action : Attack on São Tomé 19th October 1599 - November 1599
Next action : Battle of Sluis 26th May 1603

An Anglo-Dutch fleet chased and destroyed a Spanish Galley squadron in the English Channel.


Allied (Kingdom of England & Dutch Republic)

English Squadron, Sir Robert Mansell
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Hope (48) 48Sir Robert MansellSquadron Flagship
Victory (39) 39 
Answer (19) 19Mathew Bradgate
Dutch Squadron, Jan Adriaanszoon Cant
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes


Spanish Galleys, Federico Spinola

6 galleys, 3 were sunk.

Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes



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