Ulmo's Day Battle
Part of the Third Corsair War (1652-1666)
Date July 23–24 1665 (Úrui 1–2)
Location Anfalas, 45 nautical miles south of Lómost
Result Indecisive
 Gondor  Umbar
Aerhîr Ormond Raudfêrn
Autherdir Ulraed Curimardin
Captain Luco Nepos
Captain Alassar Abad-Eithel
Aerhîr Lord Faltur Marös
Captain Valandil Marös
3 carracks (Nimgaur, Sulinwë, Ar-Feiniel)
1 brigantine (Ruscangol)
3 smaller vessels (Morcaithras, Hithuiel, Aevorn)
8 transports
1 greathsip (Calimon Alcarin)
1 palanrist (Morimandos)
1 light carrack (Coirë)
1 caravel (Craban)
Aevorn, Hîril Gilwen and Morcaithras sunk
Ramdal and Ladros taken as a prize
116 men killed
500 men captured
Morimandos taken, then sunk
250 men killed or captured
Alcarin disabled,
later decommissioned

Ulmo's Day Battle

Gondor had mounted a series of "descents" (amphibious demonstrations or raids) earlier with its new Coastal Fleet, in support of full-blown land operations. On 21 June 1665 an expeditionary force was assembled under the command of Ulraed Curimardin to land in Lond Angren. The contracted naval escorts for the expedition were commanded by aerhîr (temporary and supernumerary) Ormond Raudfêrn, Luco Nepos and Alassar Abad-Eithel. The convoy was intercepted by Umbarean raiding force commanded by Lord Faltur Marös during Ulmo's Day, 1665 in the waters of Anfalas.

In the early morning of 23 July, the Umbarean fleet of four men-of-war discovered the Gondorian convoy of 15 ships near Lómost, sailing to the west, and pursued it from the southeast in a windward position. Suddenly, the wind turned to the southeast. The commander of the Gondorian fleet, admiral Ormond Raudfêrn, then turned sharply south to regain the weather gauge and the Umbareans crashed in the middle of the Gondorian line, sailing right into the core of a high-pressure area. The Umbarean flagship Alcarin, commanded by Lord Faltur Marös, lost all speed and was hit by fire-pots shot from the Gondorian carrack Nimgaur. Several merchantmen were taken or sunk in the battle, but admiral Ormond mounted a furious counter-attack on Umbarean palanrist Morimandos, managing to take the man-of-war with three inferior ships, albeit with high losses.

Alcarin and Coirë, pursuing errant merchantmen, were unable to join the main battle in time to save Morimandos or pursue the Gondorian convoy, which narrowly escaped to Haerlond. Captain of Morimandos, Valandil Marös, was taken captive with all his surviving men. In spite of heavy Gondorian losses, the battle proved indecisive.


NIMGAUR105' CarrackOrmond Raudfêrn1202x2 heavy ballistae, 4x light ballistae
SULINWË115' CarrackLuco Nepos1302x heavy ballistae
AR-FEINIEL100’ CarrackAlassar Abad-Eithel1201 heavy ballista, 2x light ballistae
RUSCANGOL98’ BrigantineTurjomil Sadron904x light ballistae
MORCAITHRAS90’ ShebekTurumir70
HITHUIEL75’ CelfalasGaerdil24
AEVORN70’ CairuilAngelimar22

HÎR EREDIONCelfalasMacar150 tons75 royal marines
HÎRIL GILWENCelfalasHallatan125 tonssupplies
HÎRIL LINNIUECelfalasPeregrin Bailo150 tons75 royal marines
LAEGWENCelfalasTulco Nepos200 tons100 footsoldiers
RAMDALCairbanga 350 tons200 footsoldiers
LADROSCairbanga 350 tons200 footsoldiers
EREBORCairbanga 400 tons200 footsoldiers
MINDOLLUINCairbanga 400 tons100 horses, 30 knights

Raiding force (autherdir Ulraed Curimardin)


ALCARIN185' CaironFaltur Marös506 men1 catapult, 43x light ballistae
MORIMANDOS136' PalanristValandil Marös280 men2x heavy ballistae, 8x light ballistae
COIRË90' CirAbaruzir50 men2x heavy ballistae
CRABAN70' RochrosGallo Marös35 men

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