Naval Battle of the Tejo

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For the 1831 battle, see Battle of the Tagus.
Battle of Tejo
Part of 1383–1385 Crisis
Date July 1384
Location Tagus River, Lisbon, Portugal
Result Strategic Portuguese victory[1]
Belligerents
PortugueseFlag1385.svg Kingdom of Portugal Escudo Corona de Castilla.png Crown of Castile
Commanders and leaders
Rui Pereira Fernando Sanchez de Tovar
Strength
34 ships 53 ships
Casualties and losses
3 ships lost Unknown

The Battle of Tejo took place on July 1384, in the Tagus river (Tejo in Portuguese), between a Portuguese naval force of 34 ships (5 of which were major vessels) with the objective of supplying the besieged city of Lisbon with much needed supplies and the Castilian fleet led by Sanchez de Tovar. Although the Portuguese lost three ships (Castilian casualties are unknown), Portuguese success in reaching Lisbon and giving it the much needed supplies was a major victory for Portugal. The Castilians would later retreat from the siege.

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  1. ^ Morais, Tancredo de, História da Marinha Portuguesa, Clube Militar Naval, Lisboa, 1940, p.185 Pereira, António Rodrigues, História da Marinha Portuguesa, Escola Naval, Lisboa, 1983, Parte I, p.147

References[edit]

  • Fernão Lopes, Crónica de D. João I, Livraria Civilização, Porto, 1945, Vol. I, pp 233, 239, 244, 250, 254, 256, 259
  • Ignacio da Costa Quintella, Annaes da Marinha Portugueza, Academia Real das Sciencias, Lisboa, 1839, Tomo I, p. 45
  • Tancredo de Morais, História da Marinha Portuguesa, Clube Militar Naval, Lisboa, 1940, p.185
  • António Rodrigues Pereira, História da Marinha Portuguesa, Escola Naval, Lisboa, 1983, Parte I, p.147
  • Oliveira Martins, Vida de Nun'Álvares, Parceria António Maria Pereira, Lisboa, 1944, p.202
  • Cesáreo Fernandez Duro, La Marina de Castilla, EDITMEX, Madrid, 1995, p. 148
  • Joseph Alvarez de la Fuente, Sucession Real de España, Herderos de Francisco del Hierro, Madrid, 1735, Parte Tercera, p. 157