1194 – The naval battle of Athos


Painting by Alexey Bogolyubov

During the Russo-Turkish War, fought between 1806-1812, the Naval Battle of Athos occurs on June 19th 1807. A Russian fleet commanded by Admiral Dmitry Nikolayevich Senyavin, attacked and destroyed an Ottoman fleet of some 20 naval vessels under Kapudan Pasha (Ottoman Admiral) Seyit-Ali, between the Athos peninsula and the island of Lemnos, in Greece. As a result of the battle, the Ottoman Empire lost a combat-capable fleet for more than a decade and signed an armistice with Russia on 12 August.

Russian Fleet after the Battle of Athos, by Aleksey Bogolyubov (1824-96)

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