Battle of Crotoy (1347)

The Battle of Crotoy was a naval battle which occurred on 25 June 1347 at the mouth of the Somme off the Le Crotoy, when a French fleet of 40 ships gathered in attempted to relieve Calais,[1] where an English army under the command of King Edward III of England was besieging the French town during the Edwardian phase of the Hundred Years' War.

Battle of Crotoy
Part of Hundred Years' War (1337–1360)
Date25 June 1347
English Channel, mouth of the Somme river off the Le Crotoy
50°13′N 1°36′E / 50.22°N 1.6°E / 50.22; 1.6Coordinates: 50°13′N 1°36′E / 50.22°N 1.6°E / 50.22; 1.6
Result English victory
Kingdom of France Kingdom of England
Commanders and leaders
William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton, Laurence Hastings, 1st Earl of Pembroke
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

An English fleet commanded by William de Bohun, Earl of Northampton and Laurence Hastings, Earl of Pembroke defeated the French fleet.[1]


  1. ^ a b Tout 1969, p. 367.


  • Tout, T.F. (1969). The History of England From the Accession of Henry III to the Death of Edward III. (1216–1377). New York: Haskell House Publishers.