Battle of Chesma

7th July 1770
Part of : Russo-Turkish War (1768 - 1774)
Previous action : Battle of Chios Strait 5th July 1770
Next action : Battle of Patras 28th October 1772



Russian Fleet, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Trekh Ierarkhov 66Samuil Karlovich GreigFleet Flagship Flag of Alexei Orlov
Sviatoslav 80 Squadron Flagship Flag of John Elphinstone
Trekh Sviatitelei 66 Squadron Flagship Flag of Grigory Spridov
Ne Tron Menia 66 
Saratov 66 
Evropa 66 
Sviatoi Januarii 66 
Rostislav 66 
Nadezhda 32 
Afrika 32 
Grom 6 

Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Fleet, Mandalzade Hüsameddin Pasha

Estimates of the Ottoman light forces vary. The most probable suggests that 6 frigates (karavele in Turkish terminology of the period), 6 xebecs, 8 galleys and 32 minot craft were burnt and 5 galleys were captured. According to Turkish sources a single bastarda (large galley) escaped.

Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Hısn-ı Bahri 70 Fleet Flagship Burnt Flags of Hüsameddin Pasha and Ali Bey
Ziver-i Bahri 70 Squadron Flagship Burnt Flag of Cafer Bey
Peleng-i Bahri 62  Burnt
Ukab-ı Bahri 62  Burnt
Sebk-i Bahri 62  Burnt
Mukaddeme-i Şeref 54  Burnt
Meskin-i Gazi 52  Burnt
Semend-i Bahri 50  Captured
Tılsım-ı Bahri 42  Burnt


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