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About Naval Battle of Angamos
The Battle of Angamos was a naval battle fought off Angamos Point, north of Antofagasta in Chile on October the 8th 1879 between the Peruvian ironclad Huascar and the Chilean ironclad Blanco Encalada and Almirante Cochrane, assisted by the corvette Covadonga. The battle lasted one and a half hours when the Peruvians were forced to surrender. October 8, is a Peruvian national holiday in rememberance of the Naval Battle of Angamos. In this historic naval engagement in 1879, Adm. Miguel Grau of the Peruvian navy was killed in action after nearly five months of preventing Chilean naval invasion using only a single ironclad turret ship and a handful of frigates. This National holiday is remembered as the Combate Naval de Angamos in peru.
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