Battle of Cape Ortegal

Battle of Cape Ortegal

War of the Third Coalition

Battle of Cape Ortegal
The Battle of Cape Ortegal by Thomas Whitcombe ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1805 Nov 4

Battle of Cape Ortegal

Cariño, Spain
The Battle of Cape Ortegal was the final action of the Trafalgar campaign, and was fought between a squadron of the Royal Navy and a remnant of the fleet that had been defeated earlier at the Battle of Trafalgar. It took place on 4 November 1805 off Cape Ortegal, in north-west Spain and saw Captain Sir Richard Strachan defeat and capture a French squadron under Rear-Admiral Pierre Dumanoir le Pelley. It is sometimes referred to as Strachan's Action.

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