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Battle Name : Ostende

Date(s) : 20 May 1798

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over British Forces

Type of battle : Land


The military objective of thie British raid was to destroy the locks on the Brugge canal in Ostende. In this they were successful. However the deteriorating weather conditions prevented their re-embarkation and they were forced to surrender.


The Belgian seaport of Ostende.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
0 (0.00%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,263 (84.20%)