Action of 1570

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Action of 1570
Date July 1570
Location Mediterranean Sea
Result Ottoman victory
Sovereign Military Order of Malta Order of Saint John  Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
unknown Uluj Ali
4 galleys a fleet
Casualties and losses
3 galleys lost unknown

The Action of 1570 was an naval battle between forces of Malta, then under the protection of the Order of Saint John, and the Ottoman Empire. The battle took place in July 1570, after four Maltese galleys encountered an Ottoman fleet under Uluj Ali. Three Maltese galleys were captured by the Ottomans and one fled.


  • The Maltese Cross: A Strategic History of Malta, Dennis Angelo Castillo, page 82, 2006