|Battle of Gerontas|
|Part of the Greek War of Independence|
|First Hellenic Republic||Ottoman Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Admiral Andreas Miaoulis||Husrev Pasha|
|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.
References[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- "Miscellanies - Greece" (pdf). 1824. pp. 538. http://books.google.co.uk/books/pdf/The_American_Monitor.pdf?id=2bUCAAAAYAAJ&output=pdf&sig=MPPoPXTFmaAI9YLe_S9NT6UvPFA. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
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