The battle of the Egadi

The Battle of the Aegates was the final battle of the First Punic War. Fought on 10 March 241 BC, it saw the Roman fleet, commanded by consul Gaius Lutatius Catulus, inflicting a disastrous defeat on the Carthaginian fleet, under the orders of general Hanno.
The heavy toll of 50 ships sunk, 70 captured and hundreds of thousands of prisoners forced Hamilcar, commander of the Carthaginians, to call for peace.