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Question 380: What happened to a Dutch fleet during the Napoleonic wars?
Author: Stephane David - Category: Renaissance to French Revolution
Difficulty: 4/5 - Zone: Europe (Minus Russia)

  • It ran aground after the Dutch destroyed some dykes.
  • It destroyed itself when several ships fired at each others during the night by mistake.
  • It was captured by a French cavalry charge.
  • It was sabotaged in Antwerp harbour by English spies to prevent it from reinforcing the French navy after Napoleon gave the Dutch crown to one of his brother

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