Siege of Kinburn

27th September 1787 - 1st October 1787
Part of : Russo-Turkish War (1787 - 1792)
Previous action : Action of 1787-08-30 30.8.1787
Next action : Siege of Ochakov 19.3.1788 - 17.12.1788



Russian Vessel

Galley Desna under Sub-Lieutenant Juliano Lombard (who left Kherson without orders to join the fighting) arrived on 26 September.

Ship NameCommanderNotes

Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Squadron

The Ottoman squadron reportedly comprised 3 ships of the line, 4 frigates, 4 bomb vessels and 14 gunboats. One of the ships of the line blew up on 25 September. Ottoman troops were carried in 23 troop transports.

Ship NameCommanderNotes

Notes on Action

Russian GarrisonE-WIKI

Alexander Suvorov, commanding the Russian garrison, had 19 bronze and 300 iron artillery pieces in the fortress, weak in power and range, 1,500 infantry in Kinburn and 2,500 infantry, 28 regimental and 10 field guns, and Cossack cavalry within 30 versts (roughly 50 kilometers) from the fortress.


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