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Battle of the Nile (Battle of Aboukir Bay)

Date and place

  • August 1st and 2nd, 1798 in Abukir Bay, Egypt.

Involved forces

  • French float (17 ships), under Rear-Admiral François Paul de Brueys d'Aigalliers.  
  • English float (14 ships), under Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson.  
Battle of the Nile (Battle of Aboukir Bay) (detail)
"Battle of the Nile, August 1st 1798 at 10 PM" (detail). Painted in 1830 by Thomas Luny.
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List of ships:

French:
- Le Guerrier - Le Conquérant - La Sérieuse - Le Spartiate - L'Aquilon - L'Artémise - Le Peuple Souverain - Le Franklin - L'Orient (flagship) - Le Tonnant - La Diane - L'Heureux - Le Mercure - La Justice - Le Guillaume Tell - Le Généreux - Le Timoléon

English:
- HMS Zealous - HMS Audacious - HMS Goliath - HMS Theseous - HMS Vanguard (flagship) - HMS Orion - HMS Minotaur - HMS Defence - HMS Leander - HMS Alexander - HMS Swiftsure - HMS Bellerophon - HMS Majestic
(Didn't participate in the battle: HMS Culloden and HMS Mutine).

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Detail of the map of the battle of the Nile (Battle of Aboukir Bay)
Map of the battle
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