Bombardment of Tangiers
|Bombardment of Tangiers|
|Part of the First Franco-Moroccan War|
Bombardment of Tangiers, engraving by N.E. Sotain.
|Commanders and leaders|
|Prince de Joinville|
|Casualties and losses|
|No ships lost|
The Bombardment of Tangiers took place on 6 August 1844, when French Navy forces under the Prince de Joinville attacked the Moroccan city of Tangier. The campaign was part of the First Franco-Moroccan War.
The bombardment was a consequence of Morocco's alliance with Algeria's Abd-El-Kader against France. Following several incident at the border between Algeria and Morocco, and the refusal of Morocco to abandon its support to Algeria.