Bombardment of Tangiers
|Bombardment of Tangiers|
|Part of the First Franco-Moroccan War|
Bombardment of Tangiers, engraving by N.E. Sotain.
|Commanders and leaders|
|Prince de Joinville|
|Casualties and losses|
|No ships lost|
The Bombardment of Tangiers took place on 6 August 1844, when French Navy forces under the Prince de Joinville attacked the Moroccan city of Tangier. The campaign was part of the First Franco-Moroccan War.
The bombardment was a consequence of Morocco's alliance with Algeria's Abd-El-Kader against France. Following several incident at the border between Algeria and Morocco, and the refusal of Morocco to abandon its support to Algeria.
French fleet off Tangier, Illustrated London News, 1844.
French bombardment of Tangier, Illustrated London News, 1844.