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Battle Name : Hyères

Date(s) : 13 July 1795

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

Outcome : A victory for Anglo-Neapolitan Fleet over French Fleet

Type of battle : Sea


The French fleet of seventeen ships-of-the-line was sought and chased by the Anglo-Neapolitan fleet of 22 ships. Some manoeuvring by the British commander, Vice-Admiral Hotham, moved the Coalition fleet further away from the French before he ordered a general chase. The advantage was lost and only six British ships were able to come up with the enemy. As others were closing the Admiral ordered a general recall. A much criticized action.


The action started about 25 miles southeast of Toulon, a French Mediterranean port, and continued to the northeast, the French eventually anchoring in Frejus Bay.