Battle of Aboukir Bay
Destruction of the HMS Vanguard, 1827, Jacques-Louis David (The Viscount Has Fallen)
"Destruction of the Vanguard and the Death of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson", Jacques-Louis David, 1827, Louvre
Date August 1 - 2, 1798
Location Aboukir Bay, Egypt
Result French victory
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Commanders and leaders
Flag of Great Britain (1707-1800) Horatio Nelson () Flag of France François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers
13 ships of the line, 1 fourth rate and one sloop 13 ships of the line, 4 frigates