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Battle Name : Genoa

Date(s) : 14 March 1795

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

Outcome : A victory for British Fleet over French Fleet

Type of battle : Sea


Rear Admiral Martin commanding 13 Ships of the Line [490 guns] came out of Toulon. Vice Admiral Hotham in command of the British Mediterranean fleet 14 Ships of the Line [557 guns] attempted battle but could not get to close quarters. In what limited action there was two French ships were taken.


The action took place some 20 to 30 miles southwest of Genoa, Italy (Italy)

Casualty figures

French Fleet

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,600 (16.81%)

British Fleet

Number engaged :

Casualties :
400 (4.54%)