Battle of Sluys

Bataille de L'Écluse

24th June 1340
Fought at : Sluis - Zeeland
Part of : The Hundred Years War (1337 - 1453)
Previous action : Battle of Arnemuiden 23.9.1338
Next action : Battle of Winchelsea 29.8.1350

 

Kingdom of England - HRH Edward Plantagenet (King Edward III) (1312-1377)

 
English Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Cog Thomas  Fleet Flagship
Salle du Roi Guy de NamurSquadron Flagship
Jerusalem  
 

Allied (Republic of Genoa & Royaume de France) - Hugues Quieret (1290-1340)

 
French Ships, Nicolas Béhuchet (1288-1340)

Between 80 and 150 vessels, including '20 grandes cogues embarquant 200 hommes d'armes'

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
French Ships, Antonio Doria (d.1346)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Saint-Georges  Squadron Flagship
 
Genoese Galleys, Egidio Boccanegra (d.1367)

40 Genoese mercenary galleys

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

Notes on Action


AftermathE-WIKI

The two French commanders were both captured and Béhuchet was hanged from the mast of his own ship, while Quiéret was beheaded, in vengeance for the massacre they had overseen at Arnemuiden two years earlier and for their raids on the English coast. Frenchmen who managed to swim ashore were clubbed to death by Flemish spectators.



Sources


IDNameAuthorType
E-WIKIWikipediaVarious, Web Site

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