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Vis (Lissa), Croatia

visBelow we discuss the Battle of Lissa (1811) fought just west of the mouth of the harbor pictured above.

In 1811, the Dalmatian island of Lissa, as Vis was then called, was used by the British navy as a base of operations for warships and privateers operating against the ships of France and its allies in the Adriatic. The main town on the island was Port St. George, the modern day town of Vis which is pictured above.

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