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Action of 13 January 1797

The Action of 13 January 1797 was a small naval battle fought between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittany during the French Revolutionary Wars. During the action the frigates successfully outmanoeuvred the much larger French vessel and drove it on shore in heavy seas, resulting in the deaths of between 400 to over 900 of the 1,300 persons aboard, depending on the sources. One of the British frigates was also lost in the engagement, running onto a sandbank after failing to escape a lee shore....

Action of 22 January 1809

The Action of 22 January 1809 was a minor naval engagement fought off the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe during the Napoleonic Wars. The action was fought as part of the blockade of Guadeloupe and neighbouring Martinique by a large British Royal Navy squadron, which was seeking to cut the islands off from contact and supplies from France by preventing the passage of shipping from Europe to the islands. The British blockade was part of their preparation for planned invasions during the next year....

January 2010 Solomon Islands earthquake

The 2010 Solomon Islands earthquake was a magnitude 7.1 Mw earthquake that occurred in the Solomon Islands at 22:36:30 (UTC) on January 3, 2010, resulting in a tsunami measuring approximately 10 feet in some parts of the islands. The earthquake was the largest in a series of quakes to strike the Solomon Islands over the preceding days. The 7.1 mainshock was preceded by a 6.6 magnitude foreshock some 48 minutes previous. As many as 1,000 people were left homeless on the island of Rendova after the earthquake and tsunami destroyed approximately 200 homes....

Action of 8 January 1780

The Action of 8 January 1780 was a naval encounter off Cape Finisterre between a British Royal Naval fleet under Admiral Sir George Rodney, and a fleet of Spanish merchants sailing in convoy with seven warships of the Caracas Company, under the command of Commodore Don Juan Augustin de Yardi. During the action the entire Spanish convoy was captured. Rodney's fleet was en route to relieve Gibraltar, and this action took place several days before Rodney's engagement and defeat of a Spanish fleet at the Battle of Cape St. Vincent....

Action of 16 January 1916

The Action of 16 January 1916 was a single ship action of World War I. It was fought between a German auxiliary cruiser and a British merchant ship off the Portuguese islands of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean. Background Most successful of German commerce raiders during the war, SMS Mowe was commanded by Corvette Captain Nikolaus zu Dohna-Schlodien and was assigned to duty in the Atlantic. The Mowe was originally a freighter launched in 1914 until converted in 1915. She displaced 9,800 tons and was armed with four 150-milimeter guns, one 105-millimeter gun and two torpedo tubes....

Action of 22 January 1783

The Action of 22 January 1783 was a single ship action fought off the Chesapeake Bay during the American War of Independence. The British frigate under the command of Thomas McNamara Russell captured the French frigate Sybille under the command of Kergariou-Locmaria. The circumstances of the battle included controversial violations of accepted rules of war regarding the flying of false flags and distress signals. Background The Sybille, a relatively new French frigate, was commanded by Kergariou-Locmaria (whose name is badly misspelled in British histories)....

January Col

January Col is a high col on the north side of Claydon Peak, Prince Andrew Plateau, Antarctica. When the New Zealand southern party of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1956–58) approached from New Year Pass they were able to gain a view of the mountains to the north and east, and they so named the col because they climbed it in January 1958....

January 2011 Rio de Janeiro floods and mudslides

A series of floods and mudslides took place in in several towns of the Mountainous Region (Região Serrana), in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Casualties occurred in the cities of Nova Friburgo, Teresópolis, Petrópolis, Sumidouro and São José do Vale do Rio Preto. The floods caused at least 903 deaths, including 424 in Nova Friburgo and 378 in Teresópolis....

Action of 11 January 1944

The Action of 11 January 1944 was a minor naval action that resulted in the sinking of the light cruiser of the Imperial Japanese Navy by the British Royal Navy submarine . Kuma was being escorted by the destroyer about north-west of Penang, Malaya. Tally-Ho was patrolling from her base at Trincomalee, Ceylon searching for Japanese vessels and on 9 January, sighted the Japanese light cruiser Kuma off Penang. Kuma was on anti-submarine warfare exercises. She was flanked by destroyers and Tally-Ho could not get within range....

List of shipwrecks in January 1942

The list of shipwrecks in January 1942 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1942.1 January : The tug foundered in the Mediterranean Sea whilst under tow from Alexandria, Egypt to Tobruk, Libya. : World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the North Sea off Happisburgh, Norfolk. She was taken in tow by a Royal Navy ship but later sank. All crew were rescued. : World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in Liverpool Bay. ) : World War II: The Fleet Oiler struck a mine south-west of Hong Kong, losing her bow, and was beached....

List of shipwrecks in January 1941: List of shipwrecks in January 1941 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1941.1 January : World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the ...

List of shipwrecks in January 1940: The list of shipwrecks in January 1940 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1940. Most of the ships listed here were lost in connection with World War II.1 Ja...

List of shipwrecks in January 1939: The list of shipwrecks in January 1939 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1939. 1 January : The cargo ship ran aground in a storm at Bender Eregli. ...

List of shipwrecks in January 1943: The list of shipwrecks in January 1943 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1943.1 January : World War II: Convoy UGS 3: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sun...

List of shipwrecks in January 1944: The list of shipwrecks in January 1944 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1944.1 January : World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Anholt, De...

List of shipwrecks in January 1945: The list of shipwrecks in January 1945 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1945.1 January : World War II: The cargo ship was sunk by a mine off Mergui. 2 Ja...

List of shipwrecks in January 1915: The list of shipwrecks in January 1915 includes some ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1915. 1 January : World War I: The was torpedoed and sunk in the English Chan...

List of shipwrecks in January 1916: The list of shipwrecks in January 1916 includes some ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1916.1 January : World War I: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Me...

List of shipwrecks in January 1917: The list of shipwrecks in January 1917 includes some ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1917.1 January : World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Med...

List of shipwrecks in January 1918: The list of shipwrecks in January 1918 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1918.1 January : World War I: The cargo ship was damaged in the Mediterranean Sea b...

January 2013 Rif Dimashq airstrike: The January 2013 Rif Dimashq airstrike was an aerial attack in Rif Dimashq Governorate of Syria on a convoy, that was believed to be carrying advanced anti-aircraft weaponry from Syria to the Lebane...

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