Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Aboukir

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ABOUKIR, a small town of Egypt, about 12 miles E. of Alexandria. In Aboukir Bay, Nelson found the French fleet which had conveyed Bonaparte into Egypt, and destroyed or captured the greatest part of it (Aug. 1, 1798). In other respects, Aboukir is not of much importance.

Source: Collier's New Encyclopedia 1. (1921) New York: P.F. Collier & Son Company. 10.