Before the Nine Years' War, in the Franco-Dutch War, it managed to score a decisive victory over a combined Spanish-Dutch fleet at the Battle of Palermo.
) was established in 1624 by Cardinal Richelieu, chief minister to King Louis XIII.
During the French Revolution, la Marine Royale was formally renamed la Marine Nationale.
The convoy escaped unharmed and the sailors were paraded in triumph in the streets of Paris, though the losses sustained during the battle would prove crippling in the following years and ensure the domination of the Royal Navy.
In the Mediterranean, the French Navy waged a naval campaign during a 1798 French invasion of Egypt.
Kādreizējais bagātnieks, vecais Grēve naidā pret pārmaiņām gatavs uzspridzināt šo bumbu krājumu, lai piepildītu atriebības alkas pret jauno dzīvi, ko personificē celtnieks Jurģis, kas iemīlējies Grēves meitā Daigā.
Main: Brest, Île Longue, Toulon Secondary: Cherbourg, Lorient French overseas territories: Fort de France, Degrad des Cannes, Port des Galets, Dzaoudzi, Nouméa, Papeete Overseas: Dakar, Djibouti, Abu Dhabi, is the maritime arm of the French Armed Forces.
Under the tutelage of the "Sun King," the French Navy was well-financed and -equipped, managing to score several early victories in the Nine Years' War against the Royal Navy and the Dutch Navy.
Financial troubles, however, forced the navy back to port and allowed the English and the Dutch to regain the initiative.
Although anchor symbols are still used on uniforms, a new naval logo was introduced in 1990.
Authorized by Naval Chief of Staff Bernard Louzeau, the modern design incorporates the tricolour by flanking the bow section of a white warship with two ascending red and blue spray foams, and the inscription "Marine nationale".
Under the First French Empire and the Second French Empire, the navy was designated as the Imperial French Navy (la Marine Française Depuis).