Battle of Abukir
Event From 8/3/1801 To 8/3/1801
Part of the Napoleonic Wars. The British fought the French at Abu Qir in Egypt and achieved a tactical victory. Britain wanted to land troops on the beach and the French would prefer they stayed at sea. Wikipedia says "The French withdrew, losing at least 300 dead and eight pieces of cannon." One of those pieces of cannon ended up on Horse Guards Parade.
Not to be confused with the Battle of Abukir in 1799.