July 22nd - After the Battle of Cape Finisterre, French Naval Officer Villeneuve and Spanish Naval Officer Federico Gravina elect to continue to Brest after suffering minor losses.
July 25th - Rhin, a French ship, sinks due to severe hull damage.
August 21st - The Franco-Spanish ships rendezvous at Brest with other ships of the French Navy.
August 23rd - The Franco-Spanish fleet reaches Cotentin Peninsula and engages in a naval battle with the English fleet. This is known as the Battle of Cotentin Peninsula.