It would be much closer to the truth to say that the British naval blockade nearly starved out continental Europe.
He was cleared to resume playing just as he proceeded from high school to the naval Academy.
The story of classical Athens is largely a tale of naval supremacy, as John Hale has recently shown in his book Lords of the Sea.
early 15c., from Old French naval (14c.) and directly from Latin navalis "pertaining to a ship or ships," from navis "ship," from PIE *nau- "boat" (cf. Sanskrit nauh, accusative navam "ship, boat;" Armenian nav "ship;" Greek naus "ship," nautes "sailor;" Old Irish nau "ship;" Welsh noe "a flat vessel;" Old Norse nor "ship"). An Old English word for "naval" was scipherelic.