The only two ships which remained to France of the fleet defeated in Abukir bay were captured, one of them by Nelson himself.
The fleet of Brueys remained at anchor in the road of Abukir.
It was sheltered by Abukir (now Nelson's) island and its rocks, and its leading ship was pretty close to the shoal off the island.
He had now, in the second summer, just destroyed the second army of the Porte at Abukir.
The Fatimé had sailed early in the morning, but she was soon discovered off the Bay of Abukir.