The Bay of Aboukir resembled one wide flaming volcano, enveloped in the densest folds of sulphureous smoke.
After the defeat of his fleet at Aboukir, Napoleon determined to invade Syria.
There is no truth whatever in the assertion of his having planned his departure before the battle of Aboukir.
Instead of doing this, however, he anchored in Aboukir Bay, and there waited.
Scarcely a man was saved from (p. 026) the Cressy, the Aboukir, or the Hogue.
(p. xxxii) The fleet anchored in Aboukir Bay on the 2nd of March 1801.
Nevertheless, the news of Aboukir did not wholly please him.
The exact site is not ascertained, but it was not far from Aboukir.
On the memorable 1st of August, 1798, he came in sight of the enemys fleet, anchored in Aboukir Bay.
There are, however, some very deep bays on the coast, as the bay of Aboukir.