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of the <a href="http://wiki.lindefirion.net/ThirdCorsairWar">Third Corsair
War (1652-1666)</a></font></td>
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<th style="padding-right: 1em;"><font size="2">Date</font></th>
<td><font size="2">20</font><font size="2"> March 1663 (<i>Gwaeron</i>
29)</font></td>
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<th style="padding-right: 1em;"><font size="2">Location</font></th>
<td><font size="2">Adri Bay, Mouth of Harnen</font></td>
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<td><font size="2">Partial Umbarean victory</font></td>
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<td style="border-right: 1px dotted rgb(170, 170, 170);" width="50%"><font size="2"><img src="http://lindefirion.net/gondor_icon.gif" width="30" height="30"> <b>Gondor</b></font></td>
<td style="padding-left: 0.25em;" width="50%"><font size="2"><img src="http://lindefirion.net/umbar_icon.gif" width="30" height="30"> <b>Umbar</b></font></td>
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<td style="border-right: 1px dotted rgb(170, 170, 170);" width="50%"><font size="2"><a href="http://wiki.lindefirion.net/Tarondor">King
Tarondor</a> <br>
<a href="http://wiki.lindefirion.net/Elenaerion">Captain of the Ships
Elenaerion</a><br>
Flag-admiral Ercamir Serni<br>
Flag-admiral Tarlanc Amaltar-Roval</font></td>
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<font size="2">Admiral <a href="http://wiki.lindefirion.net/TarcundoMiruvor">Tarcundo
Miruvor</a><br>
Rear Admiral lord Teldûmeir an-Erädas</font></p>
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<td style="border-right: 1px dotted rgb(170, 170, 170);" width="50%"><font size="2">5
great galleasses <font size="1">(<i>Valaróma, Vórima, Vairë,
Yavanna, Tintallë</i>)</font><br>
5 galleasses <font size="1">(<i>Coranar, Silmerossë, Elemmírë,
Falmar, Olofantur</i>)</font><br>
6 carracks<font size="1"> (<i>Alcarinquë, Borgil, Morwiniyon, Valacirca,
Remmirath</i>)</font><br>
16 galleys<br>
91 smaller vessels<br>
10,000 men</font></td>
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<font size="2">3 great galleasses<br>
5 galleasses <font color="#000000"><i></i></font><br>
4 palanrists<br>
5 carracks<br>
</font><font size="2">61 dromons<br>
76 smaller vessels</font></p>
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<td style="border-right: 1px dotted rgb(170, 170, 170);" width="50%"><font size="2">4</font><font size="2">
large ships <i><font size="1">(Coranar, Falmar, Remmirath, Morwiniyon)</font></i><br>
6 galleys<br>
11 smaller vessels <br>
9 ships grounded and captured at Tol Mund<br>
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</table></Div>""======Gauntlet at Has Adri======

The **Battle of Harnen Bay** (also known as //Gauntlet at Has Adri//) was a naval battle fought between Umbar and Gondor on 29 //Gwaeron//, 1663 during the [[ThirdCorsairWar Third Corsair War]] (1652-1666). The Royal Gondorian Navy suffered heavy losses, losing four warships and six galleys, but Captain of the Ships Elenaerion eventually ensured a Gondorian naval escape through a Umbarean naval blockade composed of units of the Oligarchic Fleets, commanded by Admiral **[[TarcundoMiruvor Tarcundo Miruvor]]**. The battle ranks among the largest naval battles in the Third Age.

====Origins====

After the successful [[BattleOfMiraz1663 Battle of Miraz]], Royal battlefleet and galley flotilla both retired to Harnen Bay, close Has Adri. To king [[Tarondor Tarondor's]] consternation, unfavourable north-westerly winds prevented the combined Gondorian fleets from sailing to Gondorian-controlled waters. That allowed the pursuing Umbarean forces to encircle and blockade Gondorian ships to Has Adri. The whole sailing force of 123 vessels anchored temporarily between the island of Angast and haven of Has Adri. The sailing battlefleet of 10 galleasses, 6 carracks, and various smaller ships, was led by Flag-Admiral **Ercamir Serni**, under command of Captain of the Ships [[Elenaerion]]. The crack coastal galley flotilla with 8,000 sailors and army soldiers was led by Flag-Admiral **Tarlanc Amaltar-Roval**, under personal charge of king Tarondor.

On 25 //Gwaeron//, pursuing Admiral Tarcundo Miruvor blockaded the only two navigable channels in and out of Adri Bay and locked the Gondorian fleet while he waited for Prince [[Sangahyandion]] and Grand Admiral [[Angamaite Angamaitë]] to arrive from Gobel Mírlond with the Castamirioni galley fleet. This blockade consisted of a primary force of 50 ships and a secondary force of 20 dromons, 8 galleasses and 52 other rowed galleys. By Miruvor's orders, four sets of ships (each with a trailing flameship) were positioned east to west, broadsides to the Gondorian force. In the dangerously shallow western channel sat a set of five chain-linked galleys between Angast and Anannbund (led by Rear Admiral lord **Teldûmeir an-Erädas**), and five more ships further west.

Meanwhile on 26 //Gwaeron//, 1663, an assault on [[BaradHarn Barad Harn]], ordered by king Tarondor and started two days earlier, failed due to lack of support and returned. Shortage of food and water prompted Tarondor to act. He instructed Captain of the Ships Elenaerion to formulate a plan for the breakout when the winds changed, one which would include a distraction with galleys and an actual breakout at Angast, one which the king would lead personally.

====Battle====

At nightfall on 28 //Gwaeron// 1663 king Tarondor ordered the breakout to commence from Angast on the following day. During the night, Gondorian galleys, led by //Dromundhîr// Artan Orthallion, assaulted an Umbarean naval unit just west of Tol Mund, trying to divert most of the enemy fleet there. The honour of leading the breakout was given to captain, count **Dol-Morn of Lefnui** of the full-rigged carrack //Remmirath//. Dol-Morn led a line of carracks and galleasses away from the bay, through the western channel into the middle of the channel between the shallows and Angast, and towards the first line of Umbarean warships. Three Gondorian caravels, damaged in the [[BattleOfMiraz1663 battle of Miraz]], were converted into fire barges.

As the Gondorian navy engaged the Umbarean blockade, first //Remmirath// and then //Morwiniyon// were hit by flameships and engulfed in Númenorean fire. Count Dol-Morn perished immediately along his 300 sailors and soldiers. King Tarondor transferred onto a small sloop and was rowed through the fire, but the flagship Valaróma was hit and the Captain of the Ships Elenaerion seriously injured. Once through the first set of ships, Tarondor boarded great carrack //Alcarinquë//. As the bulk of both Gondorian fleets passed through the blockade, Ensign Saeros, commanding the fire barge //Poldorë// ("Strength") towed by the galleass //Coranar//, set his ship on fire too early. It drifted towards //Coranar//, set it on fire, and then collided with transport ship //Norsa// and three caravels resulting in an enormous channel-covering cascade of debris and smoke. Umbarean fleets failed to co-ordinate their defence in thick black smoke, and Gondorian great galleasses struck with ease through the blockading dromons.

====Aftermath====

The Gondorian warships surviving the breakout headed into open seas, assembled at Tolfalas, and then sailed to Pelargir for repairs, where they were covered by Princely Navy of Lond Ernil. The loss of many Gondorian ships and hands offset their victory at [[BattleOfMiraz1663 battle of Miraz]]. The Royal Navy had suffered casualties that it could not easily recover; both sides reverted to raiding and the war dragged on.


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