In May 1588, the armada left Lisbon and traveled up the coast toward England.
Bismarck, which was the pride of the German Navy, was sunk by the British armada in just about 90 minutes.
an armada of destroyers, minesweepers, and gunboats
The first great fleet in Spanish history was the famous armada of 1588, sent unsuccessfully to defeat England.
It clearly showed the vast armada of the invasion fleet standing just off the coast of Normandy.
The U.S. armada at Culebra was swelled by a flotilla of support vessels, including colliers and torpedo boats.
A small convoy of Talons had disembarked from the host of the armada and was cutting through the waves at near breakneck speeds.
Therefore, the whole armada would be spear headed by a flotilla of 287 mine sweepers that would clear the way for the ships behind them.
Among its chief defenses will be an armada of navy ships.
For more than a hour, the procession made its way through the armada , before returning to Spithead.