(1) 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.(2) The next year, the colonies got proof their fears were well grounded; France sent a great armada of 71 ships under the Duc D' Anville against them.(3) In May 1588, the armada left Lisbon and traveled up the coast toward England.(4) It clearly showed the vast armada of the invasion fleet standing just off the coast of Normandy.(5) Among its chief defenses will be an armada of navy ships.(6) Compared to the size of the vessels in the enemy armada , these battleships were mere toys.(7) A small convoy of Talons had disembarked from the host of the armada and was cutting through the waves at near breakneck speeds.(8) The U.S. armada at Culebra was swelled by a flotilla of support vessels, including colliers and torpedo boats.(9) Bismarck, which was the pride of the German Navy, was sunk by the British armada in just about 90 minutes.(10) For more than a hour, the procession made its way through the armada , before returning to Spithead.(11) The first great fleet in Spanish history was the famous armada of 1588, sent unsuccessfully to defeat England.(12) The city of steel was the flagship of the Battle Group, surrounded by an armada of supporting ships including a half-dozen frigates and destroyers.(13) an armada of destroyers, minesweepers, and gunboats(14) Once you have denied us access to a particular facility, we're going to put that on a target list and take it out at a time of our choosing, and not have to create large armadas every four months to impose our will.(15) The Caliph sent several small armadas to defeat Dahar but these were all soundly defeated.(16) Instead of aerial armadas and huge tank fleets on the ground, the military response will also be low-key and downbeat but no less effective for having such a low profile.