Second Battle of Cobadin

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Second Battle of Cobadin
Part of the Romanian Campaign (1916)
Date19–25 October 1916

Decisive Central Powers victory:

Capture of Cernavodă - Constanța railway and port
 German Empire
 Ottoman Empire
 Russian Empire
Commanders and leaders
German Empire August von Mackensen
Bulgaria Stefan Toshev
Bulgaria Todor Kantardzhiev
Ottoman Empire Mustafa Hilmi Pasha
Russian Empire Andrei Zayonchkovski
Kingdom of Bulgaria65 battalions and 28 squadrons; 60,207 riflemen
Ottoman Empire 18 battalions; 11,374 riflemen
German Empire 13 battalions
Total: 96 battalions and 28 squadrons; 71,581+ riflemen [1]
Kingdom of Romania 71 battalions and 8 squadrons
Russian Empire 45 battalions and 32 squadrons
Total: 116 battalions and 40 squadrons[1]
Casualties and losses

Kingdom of Bulgaria 11,575+[2]
Ottoman Empire 5,432 [2]
German Empire unknown

Total: 17,007+ [2]
including 6 700 captured (from 19 to 21 October alone)[3]

The Second Battle of Cobadin was a battle fought from 19 to 25 October 1916 between the Central Powers, chiefly the Bulgarian Third Army, and the Entente, represented by the Russo - Romanian Dobruja Army. The battle ended in decisive victory for the Central Powers and the occupation of the strategic port of Constanţa and capture of the railway between that city and Cernavodă.


Battle of the Danube Delta[edit]

Despite the loss of most of Dobruja to the Central Powers, the Romanian defensive victory at Tulcea in January 1917, combined with the actions of the Romanian cruiser Elisabeta at the mouths of the Danube, ensured Romanian control over the entire Danube Delta throughout the rest of the War.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Тошев (2007), page 184
  2. ^ a b c Министерство на войната (1943), page 870-873
  3. ^ Марков, Георги. Голямата война и българската стража между Средна Европа и Ориента 1916-1919 г. Академично издателство „Проф. Марин Дринов”. София 2006. ISBN 954-322-072-7, стр. 44
  4. ^ Mihai Giurescu, Warship International, Volume 21 , p. 166


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  • Kiriţescu, Constantin (1926). Istoria războiului pentru întregirea României: 1916-1919/История на войната за обединението на Румъния. Войната в Добруджа. Печатница на армейското военно издателство, София.
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