The Battle of Navarino is the culmination of military operations at sea during the Greek Revolution. On October 20, 1827, in present-day Pylos on the west coast of the Peloponnese, the allied British, Russian, and French squadrons under commander-in chief Admiral Edward Codrington crushed the respective Turkish-Egyptian forces. The aim of the allies was to stop Ibrahim’s military operations in the Peloponnese, thus enforcing the Treaty of London (1827), according to which an autonomous Greek state would be established under the sovereignty of the Sultan, with its borders drawn across the Amvrakikos and Pagasitikos Gulfs. In the Bay of Navarino the allied British-Russian-French fleet consisting of 27 ships devastated the abundance of Ottoman forces (106 ship-strong).
With the use of cutting-edge technology such as 3D models and virtual reality applications, the exhibition will present for the first time the ships that took part in the naval battle along with fleet arrangements and movements. The section about the Battle of Navarino is the project NAVS contribution to the anniversary exhibition ‘Barrel through the waves of the formidable sea’. 1821, the Battle at Sea. Greek shipping and the Greek War of Independence, which is organised by Eugenides Foundation and the National State Archives.