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Gaëta [2]

Battle Name : Gaëta [2]

Date(s) : 01 August 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for Coalition Forces [British-Neapolitan] over French Garrison

Type of battle : Land


The fortress was taken without loss by the French on the 5th January 1799. The Coalition, again without loss, took it back. A squadron of three line-of-battle ships under Rear-Admiral Nelson stood off shore in support.


A fortress on the coast of western central Italy about 37 miles northwest of Naples. (Italy)