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Tory Island

Battle Name : Tory Island

Date(s) : 12 October 1798

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Second Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for British Fleet over French Fleet

Type of battle : Sea


In what was known as the Lough Swilly expedition a very weak French invasion force, one ship of the line and nine frigates, was caught by a strong British squadron under Commodore Warren. The ship of the line and three frigates were taken on the day and most of the remainder taken subsequently. Only two of the frigates made it back to Brest.


Nearest land mass was Tory Island about 50 miles from the northwest coast of Ireland.

Casualty figures

French Fleet

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (50.00%)

British Fleet

Number engaged :

Casualties :
88 (2.93%)