Battle of the Nile

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The Battle of the Nile, also known as the Battle of Aboukir Bay, was fought between a British fleet commanded by Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson and a French fleet under Vice-Admiral François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers. It took place on the evening and early morning of August 1 and 2, 1798.

In the Canon

Jack Aubrey fought at the Battle of the Nile as a lieutenant aboard HMS Leander. He wears the silver Nile medal awarded to all officers at the battle.

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