Battle of Matapan

Batalha do Cabo de Matapão

19th July 1717
Part of : Seventh Ottoman-Venetian War (1714 - 1718)
Previous action : Battle of Imbros 12.6.1717 - 14.6.1717
Next action : Battle of Cervi 20.7.1718


Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Fleet (52 ships, 4 Galleys), Ibrahim Pasha
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
 Unknown Fleet Flagship
Siyah At Başlı (70) 70 
Çifte Ceylan Kıçlı (70) 70 
Ejder Başlı (70) 70 
Yaldızlı Hurma (70) 70 
Kula At Başlı (68) 68 
Şadırvan Kıçlı (66) 66 
Beyaz At Başlı (66) 66 
Büyük Gül Başlı (66) 66 
Ifrit Başlı (62) 62 
Küçük Gül Başlı (60) 60 
Çifte Teber Kıçlı (58) 58 
Zülfikâr Kıçlı (56) 56 
Akçaşehir (56) 56 
Servi Bagçeli (54) 54 
Ay Bagçeli (54) 54 
Yıldız Bagçeli (54) 54 
Yaldızlı Nar Kıçlı (54) 54 
Sarı Kuşaklı (54) 54 
Kırmızı Kuşaklı (52) 52 
Al At Başlı (50) 50 
Mavi Arslan Başlı (44) 44 
Güneş Kıçlı (44) 44 
Kuş Bagçeli Karavele (44) 44 
Taç Başlı (40) 40 
Yıldız Kıçlı (40) 40 
Mavi Kıçlı Karavele (38) 38 
Yılan Başlı (34) 34 
Siyah Arslan Başlı Unknown 
Yeşil Kuşaklı Unknown 

Allied (Portugal, Malta & Venice) - Lodovico Diedo

Van Division (8 ships)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Madonna dell' Arsenal (70) 70 Fleet Flagship
Leone Trionfante (76) 76 
Madonna della Salute (70) 70 
Costanza (70) 70 
San Pio Quinto (70) 70 
Aquila Valiera (70) 70 
Center and Rear Divisions (15 ships)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Grand Alessandro (70) 70 Squadron Flagship
Corona (74) 74 
San Lorenzo Zustinian (70) 70 
Terror (70) 70 
Gloria Veneta (70) 70 
4th Division, Lopo Furtado de Mendonça (Conde de Rio Grande)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Nossa Senhora da Conceição (80) 80Count de Rio GrandeSquadron Flagship
Nossa Senhora de Pilar (70) 70Manuel André dos Santo
Sao Jorge (66) 66Gillet du Bocage
Santa Rosa (66) 66João Baptista
Santa Caterina (64) 64 
Nossa Senhora da Assuncao (60) 60Fiscal Pedro de Sousa Castelo Branco
Sao Lourenço (58) 58Bartolomeu Freire de Araújo
Rainha dos Anjos (56) 56João Pereira de Avila
San Raimondo (40) 40 
Galleys (24 Galleys)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes



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Posted by Brian on Friday 20th of June 2014 17:53

The London Gazette
Publication date:30 July 1717
Paris, Aug. 4, We had letters by the last post from Italy, which gives various accounts of an engagement between the Turkish and Venetian fleets. They tell us, that the Turks having 40 men of war, attacked the Venetians who had but 28, on the 12th of June, and that the fight lasted from two in the afternoon till night, that it was renewed on the 16th at nine in the morning, and held several hours; that the turks retired first towards the Dardanelles, and the Venetians between Cape St. Angelo and Cape Matapan. From Durazzo tis advised, that the Venetians lost three of their ships; but the advices from the other parts say on the contrary, that three Turkish sultans were sunk, that not one ship of the Venetian fleet was missing, that the Colomba Man of War was much damaged. Sig. Flangini, who commanded the Venetians was killed with a musket ball, his nephew wounded, and about 500 men were killed and 700 wounded. The Captain Gene al Pisani, who commanded the Gallies and light ships of the Venetian fleet, being joined by the Portuguese and Maltese squadrons, sailed from Corfu on the 30th of June to reinforce the large men of war which had sustained the two fore mentioned engagements with the Turks.

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