Event Summary

Battle of the Nile

Date

August 1, 1798

Description

British Mediterranean fleet after a long chase comes upon the French fleet anchored in Aboukir Bay, outside Alexandria. Nelson orders attack inside the Harbor, passing through the French line for substantial victory.

Lecture

Navy/Warfare

Timeline 1

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

Related People

Nelson, Horatio

Record ID

1249