|Battle of Port Kane|
Kanian (left) and British (right) vessels facing off during the battle
|Republic of Kania||British Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|35 ships||47 ships|
|Casualties and losses|
|12 ships captured
3 ships destroyed
The battle was a total disaster for the British, with the Kanian Navy proving itself more capable of deal with threats from overseas. The majority of the British force, totalling some 25,000 men, were killed or drowned in the battle, with others taken captive but allowed to settle in Kania. Today, the battle has been memorialized, and held by the Kanians as a triumph over the pre-eminent world power of the time. The battle is used as proof that the Kanians were indeed back by God (along with a number of highly persuasive incidents), and forever sealed the world's view of the Kanian military.
Though the British do not enjoy speaking of the battle, given their nation's admiration of the Royal Navy and its long and illustrious history, many personnel of the Royal Navy pay proper respect to their Kanian adversaries, even though they wish it was they who had won the battle. Like the Battle of Adwa 40 years later, between Ethiopia and Italy, the Battle of Port Kane was a major event that was a blow to the face of the myth of African inferiority.