The fire reached the powder and the flagship blew up, sending the Capitan Pasha and 2000 Turks into the air.
During the remainder of his life - till 1547 - Barbarossa, though still beylerbey of northern Africa, was mainly engaged as capitan pasha in co-operating with the armies of the sultan Suleiman in the east.
The capitan pasha left his anchorage in the Gulf of Patras with his fleet in a single line, without reserve or advance-guard.
During his father's struggle to establish himself in Egypt, Ibrahim, then sixteen years of age, was sent as a hostage to the Ottoman capitan pasha (admiral), but when Mehemet Ali was recognized as pasha, and had defeated the English expedition under General A.
The commander of the force of fifty small vessels and eight fireships sent to assail the Turkish fleet was the navarch Miaoulis, but it was Kanaris who executed the attack with the fireships on the flagship of the Capitan Pasha on the night of the 18th of June 1822.
In 1534 he seized Tunis, acting as capitan pasha for the sultan Suleiman.
On the centre Don John and the capitan pasha met prow to prow - the Christians reserving the fire of their bow guns (called di cursia) till the moment of impact, and then boarding.