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Battle of the Nile

Battle of Aboukir Bay

Bataille d'Aboukir

1st August 1798
Fought at : Abu Qir Bay
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Action of 1798-07-15 15.7.1798
Next action : Capture of the Aventurier 3.8.1798 - 4.8.1798

 

République Française (State Navy) -
François Paul de Brueys d'AigailliersFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1798

 
French Fleet,
François Paul de Brueys d'AigailliersFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1798
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Guerrier (74) 1753-1798
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Jean François Timothée TrulletFrench
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1755-1807
near 350 to 400 casualties Captured
Le Conquérant (74) 1765-1798
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Etienne DalbardeFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1798
130 killed, 90 wounded Captured
Le Spartiate (74) 1797-1798
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Maurice Julien Émeriau de BeauvergerFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
64 killed and 150 wounded Captured
L'Aquilon (74) 1789-1798
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Antoine René ThévenardFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1798
87 killed and 213 wounded Captured
Peuple Souverain (74) 1757-1798
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1792 Renamed "Peuple Souverain"
Louis Léonce TrulletFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Merchant Sailor
Service 1768-1814
96 killed, 150 wounded Captured
Le Franklin (84) 1797-1798
French 84 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Maurice GilletFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1763-1833
Squadron Flagship near 400 casualties Captured
Orient (118) 1791-1798
French 118 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1792 Renamed "Sans Culotte"
1795 Renamed "Orient"
Luc Julien Joseph CasabiancaFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1798
Fleet Flagship near 1000 casualties Exploded
Le Tonnant (84) 1789-1798
French 84 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Aristide Aubert du Petit ThouarsFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1798
110 killed, 150 wounded Captured
L'Heureux (74) 1782-1798
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Jean Pierre ÉtienneFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1798
Light casualties Captured
Le Mercure (74) 1783-1798
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 Light casualties Captured
Le Guillaume Tell (84) 1795-1800
French 84 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 Squadron Flagship Light casualties
Le Généreux (74) 1785-1800
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Louis-Jean-Nicolas LejoilleFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1799
Light casualties
Timoléon (74) 1785-1798
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1794 Renamed "Timoléon"
Louis Léonce TrulletFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Merchant Sailor
Service 1768-1814
Light casualties
 
French Frigate Squadron,
Denis DecrésFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1815
Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Serieuse (32) 1779-1798
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Claude Jean MartinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1798
Heavy casualties Sunk
L'Artémise (32) 1794-1798
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Pierre-Jean StandeletFrench
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1798
Light casualties and sunk by her crew
Justice (44) 1794-1801
French 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1795 Renamed "Justice"
 
La Diane (40) 1796-1800
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Éléonor Jean Nicolas SoleilFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1808
Squadron Flagship
 

Great Britain

 
British Fleet,
Horatio NelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Vanguard (74) 1787-1821
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Edward BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1821
Fleet Flagship 30 killed, 76 wounded
Alexander (74) 1795-1819
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Alexander John BallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1809
Audacious (74) 1785-1815
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Davidge GouldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1819
Bellerophon (74) 1786-1836
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1824 Renamed "Captivity"
Henry d'Esterre DarbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
Culloden (74) 1783-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Thomas TroubridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1794
Defence (74) 1762-1811
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
John PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1808
Goliath (74) 1781-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Thomas FoleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1830
Majestic (74) 1785-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
George Blagden WestcottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1787
50 killed, 143 wounded CO Killed
Minotaur (74) 1793-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Thomas LouisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1807
Orion (74) 1787-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Sir James SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
Swiftsure (74) 1787-1801
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Benjamin HallowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1818
Theseus (74) 1786-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Ralph Willett MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1790
5 killed, 30 wounded
Zealous (74) 1785-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Samuel HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1814
Leander (52) 1780-1798
British 52 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Thomas Boulden ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
Pigmy (14) 1779-1805
British 14 Gun
Unrated Cutter
1798 Renamed "Pigmy"
William ShepheardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1822
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Mutine (18) 1797-1803
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Thomas Masterman HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
 

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Posted by Brian on Friday 20th of June 2014 23:29

The London Gazette
Publication date:2 October 1798
A return of the killed and wounded in his Majesty's ships under the command of Sir Horatio Nelson K.B. Rear-Admiral of the Blue in action with the French, at anchor, on the 1st. of August 1798 off the mouth of the Nile

Theseus - 5 seamen killed; 1 officer, 24 seamen, 5 marines wounded.
Alexander - 1 officer, 13 seamen killed; 5 officer, 48 seamen, 5 marines wounded.
Vangaurd - 3 officers, 20 seamen 7 marines killed; 7 officers, 60 seamen, 8 marines wounded
Minotaur - 2 officers, 18 seamen, 3 marines killed; 4 officers, 54 seamen, 6 marines wounded.
Swiftsure - 7 seamen killed; 1 officer, 19 seamen, 2 marines wounded.
Audacious - 1 seamen killed; 2 officer, 31 seamen, 2 marines wounded.
Defence - 3 seamen, 1 marine killed; 9 seamen, 2 marines wounded.
Zealous - 1 seaman killed, 7 seamen wounded.
Orion - 1 officer, 11 seamen, 1 marine killed; 5 officers, 18 seaman 6 marines wounded.
Goliath - 2 officers, 12 seamen, 7 marines killed; 4 officer, 28 seaman, 9 marines wounded.
Majestic - 3 officer, 33 seamen, 14 marines killed; 3 officers, 124 seamen, 16 marines wounded.
Bellerophon - 4 officer, 32 seamen, 13 marines killed; 5 officers, 126 seamen, 17 marines wounded.
Leander - 14 seamen wounded.
Horatio Nelson

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