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| name=Corsair Wars
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| place=Umbar, Pelargir, South Gondor, coastal waters
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| result=Victory for Gondor, destruction of the Corsair state
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| battles=[[Siege of Pelargir]], [[Harad/Umbar Battles]], [[Battle of Pelargir]], [[Surprise Attack on Umbar]], [[First Fall of Umbar]], [[Second Fall of Umbar]]
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| begin=[[Third Age 1447|T.A. 1447]]
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| end=[[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]]
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| side1=Gondorian land and naval forces
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| side2=Naval and land forces of Umbar
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| commanders1=[[Image:ME-GondorKing.png|45px]] [[Eldacar]]<br>
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* [[Aldamir]]†
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* [[Minardil]]†
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* [[Telumehtar]]
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[[Image:ME-Gondor.png|45px]] [[Echthelion I]]
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* [[Denethor II]]†
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* [[Aragorn II]]
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| commanders2= [[Image:Sauron_cold_eye_icon.jpg]] [[Sauron]]
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* [[Captain of Umbar]]
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| strength1=Unknown number of sailors and soldiers
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| strength2=Unknown number of sailors and soldiers
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| casual1=Unknown, probably moderate
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| casual2=Unknown, probably severe
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The '''Corsair Wars''' were a long, mostly naval struggle between Kings and Stewards of Gondor, and a series of renegade rebel forces based at Umbar and Pelargir.  
 
The '''Corsair Wars''' were a long, mostly naval struggle between Kings and Stewards of Gondor, and a series of renegade rebel forces based at Umbar and Pelargir.  

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Previous war: Wainrider/Balchoth War
Next war: War of the Ring
Corsair Wars
Beginning: T.A. 1447End: T.A. 3019
Place: Umbar, Pelargir, South Gondor, coastal waters
Outcome: Victory for Gondor, destruction of the Corsair state
Major battles: Siege of Pelargir, Harad/Umbar Battles, Battle of Pelargir, Surprise Attack on Umbar, First Fall of Umbar, Second Fall of Umbar
Combatants
Gondorian land and naval forcesNaval and land forces of Umbar
Commanders
45px Eldacar

45px Echthelion I

File:Sauron cold eye icon.jpg Sauron
  • Captain of Umbar
  • The Corsair Wars were a long, mostly naval struggle between Kings and Stewards of Gondor, and a series of renegade rebel forces based at Umbar and Pelargir.


    Contents

    Early Years

    In the aftermath of the Kin-strife, the great civil conflict between Eldacar and the usurper Castamir, Castamir's sons fled to to Umbar. There they established a breakaway government in opposition to Gondor, and continued to clash with Gondor for centuries to come.


    Pelargir Battles

    Siege of Umbar

    War of the Ring

    Aftermath

    References