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Azov Second Seige

Battle Name : Azov Second Seige

Date(s) : 28 May 1696 - 28 July 1696

Part of : Russian- Turkish war, Third ,

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

Type of battle : Land, Seige


The second attempt by Tsar Peter l to take the fortress. This time he was able to cut off supplies coming in by sea and with twice the number of soldiers than in the year before his seige lines were most effective. With artillery in place by the 26 June the action went ahead in the classic manner. When about to be stormed the Pasha surrendered on honorable terms.


The fortress stood at the mouth of the river Don where it meets the sea of Azov