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Coordinates: 51°20′N 3°23′E / 51.333°N 3.383°E / 51.333; 3.383

Battle of Sluis (1603)
Part of the Eighty Years' War
Date1603
LocationSluis (present-day Netherlands)
Result Dutch victory
Belligerents
 United Provinces  Spain
Commanders and leaders
Joos de Moor Federico Spinola
Strength
3 men-of-war,
2 galleys,
several minor vessels[1](Spanish source)
2 galleys 2 smaller vessels.[2] Dutch source
8 Galleys,
1,130 soldiers[1](Spanish source)
8 galleys 4 smaller vessels[2](Dutch source)
Casualties and losses
720 killed,
1 man-of-war sunk[3](Spanish source)
50 dead or wounded
no ships lost[2](Dutch source)
414 killed[3](Spanish source)
800 dead or wounded
no ships lost[2](Dutch source)


The Battle of Sluis was a naval battle during the Eighty Years' War in which a Spanish squadron commanded by Federico Spinola tried to break through a blockade of Sluis by Dutch ships under the command of Joos de Moor. After about two hours of fighting the heavily damaged Spanish ships returned to Sluis. His commander, the Italian captain Federico Spinola, was killed during the action.

Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fernández Duro p. 223
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 http://www.defensie.nl/marine/cultureel/marinemuseum/webspecials/
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fernández Duro p. 224

References[]

  • Fernández Duro, Cesáreo (1898). Armada Española desde la unión de los reinos de Castilla y Aragón. III. Madrid, Spain: Est. tipográfico "Sucesores de Rivadeneyra". 

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