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Battle of Samos (1824)


Battle of Samos (1824)

Battle of Samos
Part of the Greek War of Independence
Date August 5, 1824 (julian calendar)
Location Off Samos
Result Greek victory
First Hellenic Republic  Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Georgios Sachtouris Husrev Pasha
16 vessels 22 vessels
Casualties and losses
6 fireships burnt, 3 bruloteers dead[1] 3 ships, 100 guns and 1000 men[1]

The Battle of Samos (Greek: Ναυμαχία της Σάμου) was a naval battle fought on August 5/17, 1824 off the Greek island of Samos during the Greek War of Independence.

The island of Samos, under its leader, Georgios Sachtouris, assembled to guard the island.

After some minor engagements on the previous days, the decisive battle occurred on August 17. The Greek fireships, including one under the celebrated Constantine Kanaris, then attacked and succeeded in burning three Ottoman ships, forcing the Kapudan Pasha Mehmed Hüsrev to withdraw.[2]

Together with the victory at the strait of Gerontas soon after, the battle of Samos ensured the safety of the island this year. However, it was also not included in independent Greece; rather, it became an autonomous principality under Ottoman suzerainty until the Balkan Wars.


  1. ^ a b T. Gordon, History of the Greek Revolution, T2 p 148
  2. ^ T. Gordon, History of the Greek Revolution, T2 p 147-148

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