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Battle of Chesma

7th July 1770
Part of : Russo-Turkish War (1768 - 1774)
Previous action : Battle of Chios Strait 5.7.1770
Next action : Battle of Patras 6.11.1772 - 8.11.1772

 

Russia

 
Russian Fleet,
Alexei Grigoryevich OrlovRussian
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1808
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Trekh Ierarkhov (66) 1765-1791
Russian 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Samuel GreigBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1788
Fleet Flagship Flag of Alexei Orlov
Sviatoslav (80) 1769-1770
Russian 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 Squadron Flagship Flag of John Elphinstone
Trekh Sviatitelei (66) 1765-1775
Russian 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 Squadron Flagship Flag of Grigory Spridov
Ne Tron Menia (66) 1763-1775
Russian 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Saratov (66) 1765-1791
Russian 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Evropa (66) 1768-1791
Russian 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Sviatoi Januarii (66) 1763-1775
Russian 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Rostislav (66) 1768-1791
Russian 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
 
Nadezhda (32) 1762-1780
Russian 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
 
Afrika (32) 1768-1790
Russian 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
 
Grom (6) 1765-1780
Russian 6 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
 
 

Ottoman Empire

 
Ottoman Fleet,
Mandalzade Hüsameddin PashaTurkish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1840

Estimates of Ottoman light forces vary. The most probable suggests that 6 frigates (karavele in the 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 NameCommanderNotes
Hısn-ı Bahri (70) 1758-1770
Turkish 70 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
 Fleet Flagship Burnt Flags of Hüsameddin Pasha and Ali Bey
Ziver-i Bahri (70) 1752-1770
Turkish 70 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
 Squadron Flagship Burnt Flag of Cafer Bey
Peleng-i Bahri (62) 1767-1770
Turkish 62 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
  Burnt
Ukab-ı Bahri (62) 1767-1770
Turkish 62 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
  Burnt
Seyf-i Bahri (62) 1769-1770
Turkish 62 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
  Burnt
Mukaddeme-i Şeref (54) 1766-1770
Turkish 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
  Burnt
Meskin-i Gazi (52) 1767-1770
Turkish 52 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
  Burnt
Semend-i Bahri (50) 1766-1770
Turkish 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
  Captured
Tılsım-ı Bahri (42) 1760-1770
Turkish 42 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
  Burnt
 

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