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 Orlov (1737-1808)
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Trekh Ierarkhov (66) Samuel Greig (1736-1788)Fleet 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 NameCommanderNotes
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
Seyf-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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