Abu Qir

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A·bu Qir

also A·bu·kir  (ä′bo͞o-kîr′, ăb′o͞o-)
A village of northern Egypt in the Nile River delta on the Bay of Abu Qir. Adm. Horatio Nelson's victory over a French fleet off Abu Qir in 1798 restored British prestige in the Mediterranean and ended French hopes of establishing a stronghold in the Middle East.
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While he was busy inland, where he meant to carry out some wonderful ideas of his, the English burn his fleet for him in Aboukir Bay, for they never could do enough to annoy us.
He hears this history of France after his famous battle of Aboukir, where with a single division he routed the grand army of the Turks, twenty-five thousand strong, and jostled more than half of them into the sea, rrrah
The Graeco-Roman gallery includes a case devoted to the Aboukir treasure, also discovered in Egypt.
1798: The Battle of the Nile took place at Aboukir Bay, with Nelson beating the French fleet.
1798: The Battle of the Nile when Nelson beat the French fleet at Aboukir Bay.
The senior midshipman was commended for bravery in helping comrades when his ship the HMS Aboukir was hit by a submarine on September 22, 1914.
In September, HMS Hogue and her sister ships Cressy and Aboukir - Royal Navy armoured cruisers which had played a minor role at Heligoland - were sunk by U-boat U-9 in the space of just an hour.
1798: The Battle of the Nile saw Nelson beat the French fleet, which he attacked on finding it at anchor at Aboukir Bay.
It depicts HMS Culloden stranded near Aboukir Island, off the Egyptian coast, as the battle rages in the distance.
Franck Goddio, his team and photographer Christoph Gerigk brought the artifacts up after a 'lost city' was discovered in Aboukir Bay in 2000 thirty feet below the surface.
The near-obsolete warships, HMS Aboukir, Cressy and Hogue became known as the "live bait squadron" in the belief by some that they had been sent on patrol off the Dutch coast to lure the German fleet to sea where it would be tackled by the British fleet in open battle.