William Godwin's Diary


The victory at Navarino Bay of the combined British, French and Russian fleets, under the command of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, over the Ottoman and Egyption navy was a turning point in the Greek War of Independence. The Turks and Egyptians lost three-quarters of their ships and over 6000 men and were left unable to control the Peloponessos. This was the last major battle of sailing warships.