Battle of Akoukton

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Battle of Akoukton
Part of 2nd Burma War 1852-53
Date: 4 November 1852
Location: Akoukton, Prome, Burma
Presidency: Madras
Co-ordinates: 18.495835°N 95.179167°E
Result: British victory
East India Company
Royal Navy
Capt Granville G. Loch RN


Hill forming the eastern extremity of a spur of the Arakan Yoma Mountains, Henzada District, British Burma. Lat. 18° 29' 45" N, Long. 95° 10' 45" E. Overhangs the river Irawadi, which a little lower enters the delta, and spreads out into creeks and bifurcations. The scarped cliff (300 feet high) is honeycombed with excavated caves, containing images of Buddha. The scene of two or three minor engagements during the second Burmese war.
Imperial Gazetteer

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Akouk taung
Variants: Akoukton/Akouk-tong/Akaok-taon/Akouk-taung

External Links

Anglo-Burmese Wars Wikipedia
2nd Burma War Wikipedia
Record of Action at Akoukton Google Books
Granville Loch Dictionary of National Biography

Pye (formerly Prome) Location
Survey 1920-1946