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| previous=[[Wainrider/Balchoth War]]
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| next= [[War of the Ring]]
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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
ME-GondorKing.png Eldacar

ME-Gondor.png Echthelion I

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