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Battle Name : Minorca

Date(s) : 09 November 1798

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Second Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for British forces over Spanish Garrison

Type of battle : Land, Sea


An amphibious operation by which the British took the island from the Spaniards. Four battalions of infantry were landed with support from a strong squadron of warships. Very few casulaties were sustained on either side before the Spaniards surrendered.


An island in the Spanish Balearic group.

Casualty figures

Spanish Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,500 (100.00%)

British forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
0 (0.00%)