Battle of Athos
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0860-2;
s retreat from the Dardanelles, which he had been blockading since March, towards the Russian naval base at Tenedos. The Turkish commander, Kapudan Pasha Seyit-Ali, ventured with 9 battleships, 5 frigates and 5 other vessels out of the strait into the Aegean Sea. Thereupon Senyavin returned to cut off his retreat and fell upon the Ottoman fleet halfway between Mount Athos and Lemnos. From his previous experience, Senyavin had learned that the Ottomans fought bravely unless their flagship was sunk or taken captive. He therefore ordered Aleksey Greig and other captains of his battleships...
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