As was done in the Worst military leader of all time thread
(winner: Luigi Cadorna, followed closely by Arthur Percival and Francisco Solano López) which I joined late but was amused greatly…I would like to do a similar thing but with:
Most decisive naval battle of all time.
I don’t want to get into the definition of ‘decisive’ so I don’t risk tainting this thread
In order to start the game we need a setup thread for nominations. You may nominate up to five naval battles, describing each in just a few words. All descriptions are subject to editing for brevity, accuracy and clarity.
Define “decisive” as you see fit.
Nominations will close at noon CST a week from today, Weds. Feb. 23. After the deadline, I’ll arrange the nominees alphabetically, and we’ll vote them out much as we did in the the linked worst military leader thread.
My nominees - going for the low hanging, obvious fruit just to get them out of the way :
Salamis: Greeks turned back Persian fleet
Trafalgar: Brits won against France/Spain in Nap.war
Lepanto: Ottoman high water (heh) mark
Midway: U.S ambushes Japanese fleet
Gravelins: Spanish Armada turned back by England to meet their famous fate.