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Algeciras [1]

Battle Name : Algeciras [1]

Date(s) : 05 July 1801

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

Outcome : A victory for French & Spanish Navy over British Navy

Type of battle : Land


Linois force of three ships of the line, one frigate and five gunboats lay close inshore under the guns of Algeciras batteries. Rear Admiral Saumarez attempted to attack with 5 line of battle ships but the very light and fickle winds denied him the ability to manoeuvre. The Hannibal [74] ran aground under the guns of the batteries and was compelled to surrender. The British hauled of to Gibraltar.


A harbour town in southwestern Spain about 4 miles west of Gibraltar (Spain)

Casualty figures

French & Spanish Navy

Number engaged :

Casualties :
600 (30.00%)

British Navy

Number engaged :

Casualties :
973 (32.43%)