Battle of the Dardanelles (1657)

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Fourth Battle of the Dardanelles
Part of the Ottoman-Venetian War over Crete
Date 17 -19 July 1657
Location Dardanelles Straits, NE Aegean Sea
Result Ottoman strategic success
Belligerents
 Republic of Venice
Sovereign Military Order of Malta Order of Saint John
 Papal States
25px Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Republic of Venice Lazzaro Mocenigo   25px Topal Mehmed Pasha
Strength
29 sailing ships
7 galeasses
31 galleys
28 sailing ships
9 galleasses
10 galleys

The Fourth Battle of the Dardanelles in the Fifth Ottoman-Venetian War took place between 17 and 19 July 1657 outside the mouth of the Dardanelles Strait. The Ottomans succeeded in breaking the Venetian blockade over the Straits.

Ships involved

Venice and allies

Several ships were hired Dutch

Aquila Coronata (Dutch Kronede Arend)
San Giorgio (Zorzi) grande (Dutch Groote Sint Joris)
Paramore
Profeta Elia
Rosa Moceniga
Zardin d'Olanda (Hollandsche Tuyn)
Tamburlano
Principessa Reale
Principe di Venezia
Piccola Fortuna
Principessa grande
Principessa piccola
Gallo d'Oro
7 other sailing ships
7 galleasses
4 galleys - flag galley, under Mocenigo, blew up the next day

Ottoman Empire

18 sailing ships - 4 lost, 1 captured
10 galleasses - 1 sunk, 1 captured and several burnt about 3 days later
30 galleys - 1 captured that day or the next day
many transports and smaller vessels nearby

References