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Single ship action

"Single ship" redirects here. For the fictional spacecraft, see Singleship.

A single-ship action is a naval engagement fought between two warships of opposing sides, excluding submarine engagements; called so because there is a single ship on each side. The following is a list of notable single-ship actions.


Single-ship actions

Anglo Spanish War

  • 1579 March 1 - Golden Hind captures the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de la Concepción.

Golden Age of Piracy

War of the Austrian Succession

  • 1743 June 20 - HMS Centurion captures the Spanish treasure galleon Nuestra Señora de la Covadonga

American Revolutionary War

Russo-Swedish War

  • 1789 May 21 - Cutter Mercury under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Roman Crown captures Swedish 40-gun frigate Venus which, according to tradition, joins Russian navy under the same name

French Revolutionary Wars

  • 1793 June 18 - HMS Nymphe captures the French frigate Cléopâtre (details)
  • 1793 December 1 - His Majesty's packet ship Antelope captures the French privateer Atlante.
  • 1794 May 29 - HMS Carysfort recaptures HMS Castor (details)
  • 1795 January 4 - HMS Blanche captures Pique
  • 1795 March 13 - HMS Lively captures the French frigate Tourterelle
  • 1796 June 6 - HMS Unicorn captures French frigate Tribune
  • 1797 March 13 - HMS Viper captures Nuestra Señora de la Piedad.
  • 1797 December 22 - HMS Phoebe captures the French frigate Néréide
  • 1798 January - 11 HMS Racoon captures the French privateer Policrate
  • 1798 April 2 - HMS Mars captures the French ship Hercule
  • 1798 April 17 - HMS Recovery captures the French privateer Revanche
  • 1798 July 4 - French brig Lodi in an inconclusive engagement with the English privateer brig Acquila (probably Eagle)
  • 1798 June 21 - His Majesty's packet ship Princess Royal repels the French privateer Avanture.(details)
  • 1798 August 7 - HMS Espoir captures the Genoese pirate Liguria
  • 1798 October 20 - HMS Racoon captures the French privateer Vigilante
  • 1798 December 12 - HMS Perdrix captures the French privateer L'Armée d' Italie
  • 1799 March 18 - HM hired brig Telegraph captures French privateer Hirondelle
  • 1799 November 23 - Hired cutter Courier captures French privateer Guerrier
  • 1799 December 2 HMS Racoon captures French privateer Intrepide
  • 1799 December 26 - HMS Viper captures the French privateer Furet
  • 1800 March 5 - HMS Phoebe captures the privateer Heureux
  • 1800 August 20 - HMS Seine captures the French ship Vengeance
  • 1800 October 8 - HMS Gipsy captures the French privateer Quidproquo
  • 1800 October 7 - French privateer Confiance captures British East Indiaman Kent
  • 1801 February 19 - HMS Phoebe captures the French frigate Africaine (details)
  • 1801 May 6 - HMS Speedy captures Spanish xebec frigate El Gamo
  • 1801 August 18 - HMS Guachapin captures Spanish letter of marque Theresa
  • 1801 September 25 - HMS Pickle has an inconclusive engagement with a privateer flying the Spanish colors off Hispaniola.

Quasi-War

Napoleonic Wars

  • 1803 May 18 - HMS Doris captures the French lugger Affronteur on the first day of the war.
  • 1803 July 16 - HMS Racoon captures French brig-corvette Lodi.
  • 1803 August 13 - French privateer Bellone captures the East Indiaman Lord Nelson
  • 1803 August 17 - HMS Racoon destroys French naval brig Mutine.
  • 1803 August 27 - HMS Seagull recaptures the East Indiaman Lord Nelson.
  • 1804 February 5 - HMS Eclair engages the 22-gun French privateer Grande Decide.
  • 1804 March 21 - French privateer Blonde captures and sinks HMS Wolverine.
  • 1804 March 25 or 28 - HMS Hippomenes captures French privateer Egyptienne
  • 1804 June 21 - HMS Hippomenes unsuccessfully engages the Guadeloupe privateer Buonaparte.
  • 1804 July 15 - French privateer Dame Ambert captures HMS Lilly
  • 1804 July 31 - HMS Tartar captures French privateer Hirondelle
  • 1805 February 8 - HMS Curieux captures French privateer Dame Ernouf
  • 1805 February 13 - HMS San Fiorenzo captures French frigate Psyche
  • 1805 March 10 - Private ship of war Kitty captures the Spanish private ship of war Felicity
  • 1805 March 20 - French privateer Général Ernouf explodes during an engagement with HMS Renard
  • 1805 July 19 - French frigate Topaze captures HMS Blanche
  • 1805 August 10 - HMS Phoenix captures Didon
  • 1805 August 16 - HMS Raisonable vs French frigate Topaze
  • 1805 November - HMS Wolverine vs HMS Amethyst
  • 1806 January 23 - French privateer captures and sinks HMS Unique
  • 1806 May 11 - French ship Abeille captures HMS Alacrity
  • 1806 May 14 - HMS Pallas vs French Minerve
  • 1806 July 19 - HMS Blanche captures French Guerrière
  • 1806 October 26 - HMS Pitt captures the French privateer Superbe
  • 1806 December 29 - HMS Spitfire captures French privateer Deux Frères
  • 1807 January 3 - HMS Pickle captures the French privateer Favorite.
  • 1807 August 19 - HMS Comus captures the Danish frigate Frederickscvaern.
  • 1807 October 1 - British packet ship Windsor Castle captures the French privateer Jeune Richard. (details)
  • 1807 October 17 - HMS Superieure captures the French privateer schooner Tape a L’Oeil.
  • 1807 December 3 - HMS Curieux vs French privateer Revanche
  • 1808 March 2 - HMS Sappho captures Danish privateer Admiral Yawl
  • 1808 March 6–8 - HMS San Fiorenzo captures French frigate Piémontaise
  • 1808 March 14 - - HDMS Lougen engages in an inconclusive action with HMS Childers
  • 1808 May 11 and 12 - HMS Wizard vs French 16-gun brig of war Requin, later captured by HMS Volage
  • 1808 June 24 - HMS Salsette captures the Russian cutter Opyt
  • 1808 July 5 and 6 - HMS Seahorse captures Turkish frigate Badere Zaffer[1]
  • 1808 August 11 - HMS Comet captures French corvette Sylphe
  • 1808 September 6 - HMS Recruit vs French corvette Diligente
  • 1808 September 29 - French navy corvette Départment-des-Landes captures HMS Maria[2]
  • 1808 October 3 - French brig Palinure captures HMS Carnation
  • 1810 January 11 - HMS Scorpion captures French brig Oreste
  • 1810 August 10 - His Majesty's Hired armed cutter Queen Charlotte drives off a substantially larger and more heavily armed French vessel.
  • 1812 July 21 - HMS Sealark captures the French privateer Ville de Caen
  • 1813 September 10 - French privateer cutter Renard destroys the schooner HMS Alphea
  • 1814 March 27 - HMS Hebrus captures French frigate Étoile

First Barbary War

War of 1812

Suppression of the slave trade

  • 1828 April 2 - HMS Black Joke captures Providentia
  • 1828 May 1 - HMS Black Joke captures Presidenté
  • 1829 February 1 - HMS Black Joke captures Almirante
  • 1830 September 7 - HMS Primrose captures Veloz Passagera (details)

Texas

First Schleswig War

  • 1849 June 27 - Prussian paddle steamer Preussischer Adler duels inconclusively with Danish brig St. Croix off Brusterort

Crimean War

  • 1853 November 17 - Russian steam frigate Vladimir captures Turkish/Egyptian steam frigate Pervaz Bahri in the Black Sea (first battle between steamships)

American Civil War

Chincha Islands War

  • 1865 November 26 - Battle of Papudo - Chilean corvette Esmeralda captures Spanish gunboat Virgen de Covadonga
  • 1866 August 22 - Spanish frigate Gerona captures Chilean cruiser Pampero. (details)

War of the Pacific

  • 1879 May 21 Battle of Iquique - Peruvian monitor Huáscar sinks Chilean corvette Esmeralda
  • 1879 May 21 Battle of Punta Gruesa - Chilean schooner Covadonga defeats Peruvian ironclad Independencia

Franco-Prussian War

  • 1870 November 7 - French aviso Bouvet fights German gunboat Meteor off Havana

Spanish-American War

  • 1898 April 25 - Spanish gunboat Ligera repulses an attack by American torpedo boat USS Foote (details)

Mexican Revolution

World War I

World War II

Ecuadorian–Peruvian War

  • 1941 July 25 - Ecuadorian gunboat Abdón Calderón duels inconclusively with Peruvian destroyer Almirante Villar off Jambeli

Korean War

  • 1950 June 25 - ROKS Baekdusan sinks a North Korean troop transport
  • 1950 September 10 - ROKS PC-703 sinks North Korean minelayer

Vietnam War

Sri Lankan Civil War

  • 2003 March 10 - SLNS Sayura sinks LTTE logistic vessel MV Koimer off Mullaitivu

Anti-piracy in Somalia

See also

Further reading

  • Bibliography of early American naval history

Notes

References

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