European naval infantry 1500-1650?

Jan 2019
19
Kent, England
There was certainly English naval infantry from an early date, though I don't think they were called marines at the time. A force of 500 were taken ashore to fight at Flodden in 1513.
 
May 2019
215
Earth
There was certainly English naval infantry from an early date, though I don't think they were called marines at the time. A force of 500 were taken ashore to fight at Flodden in 1513.
Interesting, any details on these guys? Were they part of a single amphibious unit?
 
Aug 2019
102
Netherlands
There were temporary sea regiments before 1648, but the permanent dutch marines were formed in 1665 by admiral de ruyter and had great succes at the battle of chatham or raid on medway in 1667. About 800 marines landed there and conquered fort sheerness. They largely contributed to the worst british naval defeat ever until today. They towed even the british flag ship home.
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