June 1 - 1794 - The Glorious First of June

What the British declared the "Glorious First of June" and the French termed "Bataille du 13 prairial an 2" was a large naval battle in the French Revolutionary Wars that was essentially a stalemate. Both countries, though, would claim it as a grand victory that proved their superiority on the open seas. The very nature of naval warfare plays a part in this, but so do the specific facts of the encounter.

William Floyd