Battle of Gerontas
Battle of Gerontas Part of Greek War of Independence Date August 29, 1824 Location Southeast Aegean Result Greek victory Belligerents Greek Navy Ottoman Navy Commanders and leaders Admiral Andreas Miaoulis Husrev Pasha Strength 75 vessels 100 warships, 300 cargo vessels Casualties and losses Unknown 1 frigate, Tunisian admiral captured
The Battle of Gerontas (Greek: Ναυμαχία του Γέροντα) was a naval battle fought close to the island of Leros in the southeast Aegean Sea. On August 29 (julian calendar), 1824, a Greek fleet of 75 ships defeated an Ottoman armada of 100 ships contributed to by Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria.
The Battle of Gerontas was one of the most decisive naval engagements of the Greek war of Independence and secured the island of Samos under Greek control.
- ^ Zanakos, Avgoustinos (July 6, 2003). "H ναυμαχία του Γέροντα (The Battle of Gerontas)" (in Greek). To Vima. http://www.tovima.gr/default.asp?pid=2&artid=152485&ct=83&dt=06/07/2003. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
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