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Aboukir Bay

a bay on the N coast of Egypt, where the Nile enters the Mediterranean: site of the Battle of the Nile (1798), in which Nelson defeated the French fleet Arabic name Abu Qîr (abuˈkiːr)
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  • Instead of doing this, however, he anchored in aboukir bay, and there waited.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
  • (p. xxxii) The fleet anchored in aboukir bay on the 2nd of March 1801.

    The Surrender of Napoleon Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland.
  • So far as I can discover, he has been in every naval fight since aboukir bay.

    The Blower of Bubbles Arthur Beverley Baxter
  • But, finding their squadron lying in aboukir bay, he determined to destroy it.

    A History of England

    Charles Oman
  • On the memorable 1st of August, 1798, he came in sight of the enemys fleet, anchored in aboukir bay.

  • We found the enemy laying at anchor in line of battle in a bay upon the larboard, which we afterwards knew to be aboukir bay.

    The Admiral Douglas Sladen
  • Well, the battle of aboukir bay or the Nile began in the evening, when the men were more or less jaded or tired.

  • The battleships, not being able to get into the harbour, were anchored in aboukir bay.

  • He found the French fleet, numbering thirteen ships of the line and four frigates, at anchor in aboukir bay.

  • At the battle of aboukir bay the British losses were reported to be 896 killed and wounded.

    Drake, Nelson and Napoleon

    Walter Runciman

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