Aboukir bay



noun
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)
Historical Examples

On the memorable 1st of August, 1798, he came in sight of the enemys fleet, anchored in aboukir bay.
The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay Lord Eversley

Instead of doing this, however, he anchored in aboukir bay, and there waited.
At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty

So far as I can discover, he has been in every naval fight since aboukir bay.
The Blower of Bubbles Arthur Beverley Baxter

(p. xxxii) The fleet anchored in aboukir bay on the 2nd of March 1801.
The Surrender of Napoleon Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland.

He found the French fleet, numbering thirteen ships of the line and four frigates, at anchor in aboukir bay.
History of Modern Europe 1972-1878 C. A. Fyffe

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

But, finding their squadron lying in aboukir bay, he determined to destroy it.
A History of England Charles Oman

The battleships, not being able to get into the harbour, were anchored in aboukir bay.
The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay Lord Eversley

Well, the battle of aboukir bay or the Nile began in the evening, when the men were more or less jaded or tired.
As We Sweep Through The Deep Gordon Stables

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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