The combination of European-powered ships (with the advantage of artillery shells) and classic-style ships gave Nguyen Anh an advantage over the Tay Son army. In the period of 1792-1793, hundreds of Tay Son ships were sunk or robbed in battle with Western-style ships. I see it I like it I want it my aunt bought it shirt. The new Navy of the Nguyen Dynasty also played an important role in decisive battles in 1801-1802 (in Thi Nai) when both sides mobilized both military and land forces. The period of 1790-1802 marked the transition in the attitude of the Vietnamese to the ocean and other countries. Within 12 years, the Vietnamese people, who had previously been deemed unsuitable for long-distance voyages, had learned foreign techniques, applied them in local circumstances to build a fleet. strong. An iconic example of Vietnam’s opening to the sea: the Nguyen emissary sent to China to ask the Qing emperor to recognize the Nguyen dynasty went by sea instead of going across the border. north as centuries ago.