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{{Infobox military conflict |conflict=Battle of Cannanore (1506) |image= |caption= |partof=Portuguese-Mamluk War |date=March 1506 |place=Cannanore, India ||result=Decisive Portuguese victory |combatant1=Flag of Portugal (1495).svg Portuguese Empire| |combatant2=Calicut]]
Gujarat Sultanate
[[File:Ottoman Navy1453-1789.svg|25px Ottoman Empire| |commander1=Lourenço de Almeida| |commander2=Samorin| |strength1=3 naus
1 caravel
several foists[1] |strength2= More than 200 ships.[2] |casualties1=None| |casualties2=A few dozen ships| }}

The Battle of Cannanore took place in 1506 off the harbour of Cannanore in India, between the Indian fleet of the Samorin and a Portuguese fleet under Lourenço de Almeida, son of the Viceroy Almeida. The Indian fleet, consisting of about 200 ships equipped with cannons manufactured with the help of two Milanese Italians, was manned by Hindu, Arab and Turkish crews.[1] Ottoman Empire soldiers were also participating on the Indian side.[3]

This encounter ended in a Portuguese victory. It was followed by another Portuguese success in the Siege of Cannanore (1507), but then, a Portuguese defeat at the Battle of Chaul in 1508.[1]

See also[]

  • Portuguese India


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Foundations of the Portuguese empire, 1415-1580 Bailey Wallys Diffie p.232ff [1]
  2. Foundations of the Portuguese empire, 1415-1580 by Bailey Wallys Diffie p.232 [2]
  3. Malabar manual William Logan p.313

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