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Naval warfare

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Mankind has fought battles on the sea for the last 3000 years or more. The term "naval warfare" is used to describe such battles, whether they be on a sea (Mediterranean, for example), or on the ocean. The history of naval warfare is extensive.

The many sea battles through history also provide a reliable source for shipwrecks and underwater archaeology. A major example, albeit not very commonly known, is the exploration of the wrecks of various ships in the Pacific Ocean, namely Japanese warships that sank during the Battle of Midway.

See also: Modern Naval tactics

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