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Battle of Paros

8th July 1651 - 10th July 1651
Part of : Cretan War (1645 - 1669)
Previous action : Battle of Focchies 12.5.1649
Next action : 1st Battle of Dardanelles 16.5.1654

The Venetian fleet, under Alvise Mocenigo, sailed from Cerigo to Euboea at the end of June 1651. It consisted of twenty eight sailing ships (under Luca Francesco Barbarigo, with Dolfin and Girolamo Battaglia), six galleasses (Francesco Morosini) and twenty four galleys (Mocenigo, with Molin). There on 2 July he learned that the Turkish fleet under kapudan pasha Hosambegzade ALi Pasha had left Chios for Patmos on 29 June, and sailed south to Santorin, hoping to intercept it before it reached Crete. He arrived on 5 July, and on 7 July the Turkish fleet appeared from the east, sailing to the south of Santorin, but it turned north when it spotted some Venetian stragglers, and Mocenigo tried to support them. Nineteen sailing ships under Battaglia formed a line abreast, but darkness prevented any action from happening that day.

 

Ottoman Empire -
Hosambegzade Ali PashaTurkish
Naval Sailor

 
Ottoman Ships

55 sailing ships – 10 or 11 captured

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Ottoman Galleasses

6 galleasses – 1 captured

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Ottoman Galleys

53 galleys

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

Venice -
Alvise MocenigoVenetian
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1628-1709

 
Venetian Ships,
Luca Francesco BarbarigoVenetian
Naval Sailor

27 ships

Ship NameCommanderNotes
San Marco (60) 1651-1656
Venetian 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
 
Sacrificio d’Abraham (36) 1646-1651
Venetian 36 Gun
Hired Galleon
  Dutch
Liocorno Bianco (32) 1651-1651
Venetian 32 Gun
Hired
  Dutch
Madonna della Vigna (28) 1649-1652
Venetian 28 Gun
4th Rate Galleon
  Dutch
San Zorzi Grando (28) 1645-1657
Venetian 28 Gun
Hired Galleon
  Dutch
San Pietro (28) 1649-1656
Venetian 28 Gun
Hired Ship
  Dutch
San Zorzi Piccolo (24) 1651-1655
Venetian 24 Gun
Hired Ship
 
Aquila d'Oro 1651-1654
Venetian Hired
  Dutch
Maria Elisabetta 1651-1651
Venetian Hired
  English
Tomaso Francesco 1651-1655
Venetian Hired Armed Ship
  English
Arma di Venezia 1649-1649
Venetian 3rd Rate Galleon
 
Aquila Negra 1651-1651
Venetian Hired
 
Beneditione 1651-1651
Venetian Hired
 
Croce d'Oro 1649-1655
Venetian Hired Galleon
 
Damian 1651-1651
Venetian Hired
 
Difesa 1651-1651
Venetian Hired
 
Dragon 1651-1651
Venetian Hired
 
Frigata Contarena 1651-1656
Venetian Hired
 
Margarita 1651-1654
Venetian Hired
 
Principe Piccolo 1651-1651
Venetian Hired
 
Profeta Daniel 1651-1651
Venetian Hired
 
Profeta Samuel 1651-1655
Venetian Hired Armed Ship
 
Ruota Fortuna 1649-1651
Venetian 3rd Rate Galleon
 
San Giobbe 1651-1651
Venetian Hired
 
San Giovanni Battista 1651-1654
Venetian Hired
  Genovese
Fregata Grimani 1651-1651
Venetian Hired
 
San Giovanni Battista 1651-1651
Venetian 5th Rate
 
 
Venetian Galleasses,
Francesco MorosiniVenetian
Service 1619-1694

6 Galleasses

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Venetian Galleys

24 Galleys

Ship NameCommanderNotes
 

Notes on Action


The BattleE-WIKI

On 8 July, the Venetians were somewhat scattered, with five sailing ships, under Battaglia, close to the Turks. He was unsupported against them until Barbarigo with six sailing ships engaged the Turkish rowing vessels. The Turks retired north, towing some of their sailing ships, toward the channel between Naxos and Paros.

On 9 July, the Venetians were more scattered, with only one sailing ship supporting their galleys, and Mocenigo had to join them with the rest. The Turks were to the north, steering between Paros and Naxos.

On 10 July, two galleasses, under Tomaso and Lazaro Mocenigo, broke formation and attacked some Turkish galleys which were still watering at Paros. They ended up fighting the Kapudan Pasha himself, with six galleasses and some galleys, and Tomaso was killed. Francesco Morosini arrived with the Venetian galleys, and later the Venetian Right and Center joined and the Turkish galleys fled, leacving their sailing ships unsupported. These fled north or east of Naxos, but they were overhauled by the Venetian rowing vessels, which captured, forced them ashore or burnt them. The Turks lost ten or eleven sailing ships and one galleass captured, and five (sailing ships?) burnt, as well as 965 prisoners. Afterward, Mocenigo sailed to Candia, Crete, and the Turks to Rhodes.



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