Mamluk Sultanate

Battle of Chaul
Mamluk Navy ©Angus McBride
1508 Mar 1

Battle of Chaul

Chaul, Maharashtra, India

The Battle of Chaul was a naval battle between the Portuguese and an Egyptian Mamluk fleet in 1508 in the harbour of Chaul in India. The battle ended in a Mamluk victory. It followed the Siege of Cannanore in which a Portuguese garrison successfully resisted an attack by Southern Indian rulers. This was the first Portuguese defeat at sea in the Indian Ocean.