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Fleets are collections of ships selected for a particular purpose or expedition. As such they may be a fleet engaged in an expedition, located in a specific area or dispatched on a particular mission.
Date FromDate ToNationalityFleetFleet Commander
15531554Kingdom of EnglandMuscovy Company Expedition to the North East Passage 1553
Sir Hugh WilloughbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1553-1554
15951596Kingdom of EnglandExpedition to the West Indies
Sir Francis DrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1567-1596
15961596Kingdom of EnglandExpedition to Cadiz 
7.159710.1597Kingdom of EnglandExpedition to the Azores 
6.4.15991601Dutch RepublicExpedition to Ambom
Steven van der HagenDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1563-1624
13.2.1600/111.9.1603Kingdom of EnglandEast India Company - First Voyage 
13.2.1600/111.9.1603Kingdom of EnglandEast India Company, First Voyage (1601–1603)
James LancasterBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Merchant Sailor
Service 1601-1803
3.16183.1622DenmarkDanish Expedition to India
Ove GieddeDanish
Naval Sailor
Service 1618-1660
22.10.16201621Kingdom of EnglandExpedition to Algiers 
16231626Dutch RepublicThe Nassau Fleet
Jacques l'HermiteDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1582-1624
16281628Kingdom of EnglandExpedition to La Rochelle 
16371637Kingdom of EnglandShips Lent to the Prince Elector 
16421642Kingdom of EnglandSummer Guard of the Irish Sea 1642
Thomas KettlebyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1627-1642
16421642Kingdom of EnglandSummer Guard of 1642
Sir John PenningtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1620-1643
16431643Kingdom of EnglandSummer Guard of 1643 
16431644Kingdom of EnglandWinter Guard of 1643 
16441644Kingdom of EnglandSummer Guard of 1644 
16451645Kingdom of EnglandSummer Guard of 1645 
16451645Kingdom of EnglandWinter Guard of 1645 
16461646Kingdom of EnglandSummer Guard of 1646
Sir John PenningtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1620-1643
16461646Kingdom of EnglandWinter Guard of 1646 
16471647Kingdom of EnglandSummer Guard of 1647 
16471648Kingdom of EnglandWinter Guard of 1647
Thomas RainsboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1643-1648
16481648Kingdom of EnglandSummer Guard of 1648 
11.16481651Kingdom of EnglandRoyalist Fleet for Ireland 1649
Sir Rupert Palatine (Prince Palatine of the Rhine)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1673
16491649Kingdom of EnglandSummer Guard of 1649 
9.16491650Commonwealth of EnglandWinter Guard of 1649 
16501650Commonwealth of EnglandSummer Guard of 1650 
14.2.1649/501652Commonwealth of EnglandFleet sent to Lisbon
Robert BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Soldier
Service 1649-1657
16511652Commonwealth of EnglandFleet sent to Barbados
Sir George AyscueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1646-1672
16521652Dutch RepublicDutch Fleet to the Shetlands (1652) 
9.9.165214.10.1652Commonwealth of EnglandBritish Baltic Fleet 1652
Andrew BallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1648-1653
11.165212.1652Commonwealth of EnglandDutch Anti-Smuggling Squadron (1652/11) 
9.165310.1653Commonwealth of EnglandDutch Fleet to Norway (1653)
Witte Corneliszoon de WithDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1599-1658
29.9.16548.1657Commonwealth of England, Scotland and IrelandFleet for the Mediterranean
Robert BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Soldier
Service 1649-1657
25.12.165431.8.1655Commonwealth of England, Scotland and IrelandFleet for the West Indies
William PennBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1644-1670
16551656Commonwealth of England, Scotland and IrelandMediterranean Fleet 1655
Robert BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Soldier
Service 1649-1657
16561656Dutch RepublicBlockade of Danzig 
13.11.16581659Commonwealth of England, Scotland and IrelandBritish Baltic Fleet 1658
William GoodsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1650-1659
16591659Commonwealth of England, Scotland and IrelandBritish Baltic Fleet 1659
Edward MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1672
16881689Royaume de FranceArmement Mixte of Colbert de Seignelay and de Relingues
Ferdinand de Relingues (Comte de Relingue)French
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1670-1702
16886.1690Royaume de FranceArmement Mixte of Colbert de Seignelay for Attack of Surinam
Jean Baptiste DucasseFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Pirate
Administrator
Marine
Soldier
Merchant Sailor
Service 1678-1707
5.16891689Royaume de FranceArmement Mixte of Colbert de Seignelay and Tourville 
5.16896.1690Royaume de FranceArmement Mixte for Slave Trade of Colbert de Seignelay
de MontsegurFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1689-1690
6.168910.1690Royaume de FranceArmement Mixte of Colbert de Seignelay
Jacques Dandenne PèreFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1684-1694
10.16903.11.1690Royaume de FranceArmement Mixte of Colbert de Seignelay et d'Amon
Jacques Dandenne PèreFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1684-1694
25.6.169114.8.1691Royaume de FranceCampagne du Grand Large
Anne Hilarion de Costentin (Chevalier de Tourville)French
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1669-1692
3.6.169521.4.1696Royaume de FranceArmement Mixte of Jean-Baptiste de Gennes
Jean Baptiste de Gennes (Comte d'Oyac)French
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1673-1705
7.1.16979.1697Royaume de FranceArmement Mixte of Jean-Baptiste du Casse
Lord Jean Bernard Louis Desjeans (Baron de Pointis)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Soldier
Service 1697
9.17011702Kingdom of EnglandBritish Fleet for the West indies
John BenbowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1702
17021703Royaume de FranceArmement Mixte de Levesque de Beaubriant
Jean Levesque de Beaubriant French
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Privateer
Service 1690-1703
6.17031703Royaume de FranceArmement Mixte : Campagne of Spiztberg Second Squadron 
6.17031703Royaume de FranceArmement Mixte : Campagne of Spiztberg
René Trouin (Sieur du Gué)French
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Privateer
Service 1689-1734
27.11.170327.11.1703Kingdom of EnglandThe Great Storm 
5.170510.1705Kingdom of EnglandBritish Mediterranean Fleet
Sir Cloudisley ShovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1707
29.4.17119.10.1711Great BritainBritish Fleet For North America
Sir Hovenden WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1715
11.17121714Royaume de FranceCassard Squadron
Jacques CassardFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1705-1710
18.5.171529.11.1716Great BritainBritish Baltic Fleet 1715
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
30.3.171715.11.1717Great BritainBritish Baltic Fleet 1717
28.4.171810.1718Great BritainBritish Baltic Fleet 1718
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
15.6.17181720Great BritainBritish Mediterranean Fleet
4.17194.1719Great BritainBritish Channel Fleet 1719
Sir James Berkeley (3rd Earl of Berkley)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1736
6.171911.1719Great BritainBritish Baltic Fleet 1719
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
16.4.17201.12.1720Great BritainBritish Baltic Fleet 1720
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
13.4.172120.10.1721Great BritainBritish Baltic Fleet 1721
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
9.4.17261729Great BritainBritish Squadron for the West indies
Sir Francis HosierBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1694-1727
17.4.17261.11.1726Great BritainBritish Baltic Fleet 1726
Sir Charles WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1734
20.7.172610.1726Great BritainBritish Mediterranean Fleet
John JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1728
24.12.17269.4.1728Great BritainBritish Squadron for the relief of Gibraltar
Sir Charles WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1734
c.2.17271727Great BritainBritish Baltic Fleet 1727
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
24.6.17331733Royaume de FranceFrench Baltic Squadron 1733
27.5.17351735Great BritainBritish Fleet for Portugal
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
17371737Great BritainBritish Mediterranean Fleet
Nicholas HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1744
9.7.17381739Royaume de FranceFirst French Exploration of the Southern Hemisphere
Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de LozierFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Merchant Sailor
Service 1731-1763
25.7.17391741Great BritainBritish Fleet in the West indies
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1746
19.6.174014.6.1744Great BritainAnson's Circumnavigation
George AnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1711-1761
6.2.174419.3.1744Royaume de FranceFrench Fleet 1744 for Landing in England
Jacques Aymar de Roquefeuil (Comte de Roquefeuil)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1681-1722
20.10.174421.10.1744Great BritainJamaica Hurricane, 1744 
17461746DenmarkDanish Expedition to Algiers 
17461746Great BritainBritish Western Squadron 1746
George AnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1711-1761
17461746Great BritainBritish Fleet at Louisbourg
Isaac TownsendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1746
6.174610.1746Royaume de FranceFleet for Louisbourg 1746 
9.175416.9.1754Great BritainConvoy for the King from Holland
Lord George Anson (1st Baron Anson)British
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1711-1761
10.17541755Great BritainBraddock's Expedition
Augustus KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1743-1783
4.17551755Royaume de FranceFleet for Louisbourg 1755 
4.17551755Royaume de FranceFleet for Quebec 1755
27.4.17554.11.1755Great BritainFleet for North America
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
17561756Great BritainTransport for Hessian Troops to Britain 
5.17565.1756Great BritainTransport for Hanovarian Troops to Britain 
175723.11.1757Royaume de FranceFleet for Louisbourg 1757
16.10.17581.3.1759Great BritainExpedition against Île de Gorée
Augustus KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1743-1783
13.9.17711772Royaume de FranceFirst Voyage of Kerguelen
Yves Joseph Marie de Kerguelen (Seigneur de Trémarec et du Carpont)French
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Marine
Service 1750-1795
26.3.177312.9.1774Royaume de FranceSecond voyage of Kerguelen
Yves Joseph Marie de Kerguelen (Seigneur de Trémarec et du Carpont)French
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Marine
Service 1750-1795
1.1.17751.1.1775Great BritainNorth American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775
Samuel GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1783
9.17751776United States of AmericaWashington's Fleet 
3.12.17751776United States of AmericaFirst American Flottilla 1775
Esek HopkinsAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1802
23.2.17796.1779Royaume de FranceDunkirk Privateer Flotilla 1779
Jean Baptiste Charles RoyerFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Merchant Sailor
Service 1772-1780
7.3.17801786Great BritainFleet for the East Indies
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
10.4.17801780Royaume de FranceDunkirk Privateer Squadron 1780
Jean Baptiste Charles RoyerFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Merchant Sailor
Service 1772-1780
4.17811781Royaume de FranceDivision Le Saige
Jacques-Aime Le Saige (Chevalier de la Villebrune)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1781
6.178214.7.1782United States of AmericaRaid on Nova Scotia
Noah StoddardAmerican
Naval Sailor
7.17821783Great BritainPigot's Fleet to America 
9.178212.1782Great BritainFleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
13.5.178720.1.1788Great BritainFirst Fleet to Australia
Arthur PhillipBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1814
10.6.179330.3.1794PortugalChannel Fleet from Portugal
Agostinho da Rosa CoelhoPortugese
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
8.17938.1793République FrançaiseFrench Ships at Toulon August 1793 
17.9.179331.12.1795PortugalRossilao Fleet from Portugal
Pedro Mariz de Sousa SarmentoPortugese
Naval Sailor
5.17959.1795Great BritainBritish Invasion of the Dutch Cape Colony 
6.10.17951796Great BritainBritish Expedition to the West Indies
Hugh Cloberry ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
179623.7.1796PortugalBahia Fleet from Portugal
Bernardo Ramires EsquivelPortugese
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1812
3.17965.1796Great BritainBritish Expedition to the West Indies 
15.12.179613.1.1797République FrançaiseFleet for the convoy to Ireland of the Army under General Hoche
Justin Bonaventure Morard de GallesFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1808
14.5.179820.5.1798Great BritainRaid on Ostend
Home Riggs PophamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1820
14.8.17981798Great BritainSaumarez's Squadron 1798
Sir James SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
17991799Ottoman EmpireOttoman Expedition to Corfu
Seremet Mehmed BeyTurkish
Naval Sailor
18011802United Kingdom of Great Britain and IrelandBritish Ships on the Cape of Good Hope Station, 1801
Sir Roger Curtis (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
18011802United States of AmericaAmerican Mediterranean Squadron 1801-1802
Richard DaleAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1798
18021803United States of AmericaAmerican Mediterranean Squadron 1802-1803
Richard V MorrisAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1849
18031804United States of AmericaAmerican Mediterranean Squadron 1803-1804
Edward PrebleAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1807
5.3.180311.7.1803République FrançaiseLinois' squadron for Pondicherry
18041805United States of AmericaAmerican Mediterranean Squadron 1804-1805
Samuel BarronAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1810
18051806United States of AmericaAmerican Mediterranean Squadron 1805-1806
John RodgersAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1837
28.3.18069.1806Empire FrançaisArtic Squadron 1806
Amand LeducFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Merchant Sailor
Service 1774-1816
12.180712.1807United Kingdom of Great Britain and IrelandHood's fleet at Madeira
Lord Samuel Hood (1st Viscount Hood of Whitley)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
16.2.180929.5.1809Empire FrançaisSquadron to Martinique 1809
Amable Gilles TroudeFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1824
18211821United Kingdom of the NetherlandsDutch Expedition to Palembang 1821