Its naval power, too, was vastly increased; the docks were enlarged; and 200 new warships were built.
By the end of June twenty-six warships, representing the navies of Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Russia, the United States, Spain, Greece and Turkey, lay off the port of Alexandria, and large numbers of refugees were embarked.
The warships of Xerxes fleet.
British and French warships went to Alexandria at the beginning of June; on the 11th of that month rioting in that city led to the sacrifice of many European lives.
The commercial harbour is separated from the harbour for warships (Orlogshavn) by a barrier.