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Castro Urdiales

Battle Name : Castro Urdiales

Date(s) : 04 May 1813 - 12 May 1813

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , The Peninsular Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for Franco-Italian Forces over Spanish Garrison

Type of battle : Land, Seige


The investment and capture of this minor port tied up three Franco-Italian divisions for 16 days. Their victory was of little value to them as the garrison were taken off by British ships and the magazines were blown up just prior to the final storming.


A small port on the Biscay coast between Bilbao and Santander. (Spain)

Casualty figures

Franco-Italian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
150 (1.50%)

Spanish Garrison

Number engaged :

Casualties :
160 (16.00%)