Gascony Fleet

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Gascony Fleet
Flag Kingdom of England.gif
Active1204 - 1458
AllegianceEngland Duchy of Gascony
BranchNavy Royal
TypeNaval Fleet
Garrison/HQBordeaux, England

The Gascony Fleet was a series of temporary naval formations raised in the Duchy of Gascony, France during the Hundred Years' War from 1204 to 1458.

The fleet was commanded by the Admiral of the Gascony Fleet.

History

The Duchy of Gascony or Duchy of Vasconia was dukedom in present southwestern France and northeastern Spain. The ducal title was reemployed by Edward Longshanks and it formed a base of support for the English during the Hundred Years' War. Margaret Wade Labarge called it England's first foreign colony. England lost Gascony as a result of its defeat in the Hundred Years' War, and the region thence became a permanent part of France. The English established a temporary fleet at Bordeaux during the hundred years war.

In Command

  1. 1324, Admiral: Sir John de Cromwell.[1]
  2. 1346. Admiral: Sir Walter Manny.[2]

Footnotes

  1. Clowes, Sir William Laird (1897). "Fresh War with France". The Royal Navy: A History From the Earliest Times to the Present. Vol. I. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company. p. 225.
  2. Clowes. p.264.

Bibliography

  1. Clowes, Sir William Laird (1897). The Royal Navy: A History From the Earliest Times to the Present. Vol. I. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company.