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Azov, First seige

Battle Name : Azov, First seige

Date(s) : 29 June 1695 - 12 October 1695

Part of : Russian- Turkish war, Third ,

Outcome : A victory for Turkish Garrison and Fleet over Russian Army

Type of battle : Land, Seige


Early successes over the two watchtower forts and the heavy bombardment of Azov itself all came to nought. The Russians failed to seal off the town from the sea or completely on land, they were short of experience and their lack of co-ordinated command all lead to an ignominious withdrawal.


The fortress town of Azov was located at the mouth of the river Don where it enters the Sea of Azov.