Attempt to set fire to the Egyptian fleet inside the port of Alexandria.
THE IMPACT OF 1821 IN GREECE AND ON THE WORLD
1825

Attempt to set fire to the Egyptian fleet inside the port of Alexandria.

In July of 1825, Konstantinos Kanaris decided to burn the Egyptian fleet in retaliation for Ibrahim's multiple successes in the Peloponnese. A Hydrean small fleet of three fire ships and two larger ships arrived at Alexandria's port on July 29. The three firemen did not communicate properly, and Kanaris boldly attempted to act alone. However, the sea's stillness made his efforts difficult, and the precious time that had been lost led to the Egyptians noticing him. His fire ship didn't find its target, and, in the particularly dangerous escape operation, members of his crew were killed and wounded. The incident caused the admiration of Konstantinos Kanaris by the Europeans.

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