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List of Single-ship Actionsreport

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

    (Anglo-Spanish War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1720, October 20 – British sloop Snow-Tyger under Jonathan Barnet captures the pirate sloop William and its owner Calico Jack.

    (Golden Age of Piracy) (Single-ship actions)

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

    (War of the Austrian Succession) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1761, 1 January – HMS Trent captures the French merchant frigate Bien Aimé.

    (Seven Years War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1776, July 27 – USS Reprisal and HMS Shark have an inconclusive engagement

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1777, 12 July = British merchantman Pole repulses the privateer American Tartar

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1778, April 24 – USS Ranger captures HMS Drake (details)

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1779, May 7 USS Providence captures HMS Diligent

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1780, September 9 – HMS Keppel has an inconclusive, three-hour engagement with USS Saratoga

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1779, September 10 – USS Morris defeats HMS West Florida in the Battle of Lake Pontchartrain.

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1779, September 14 – HMS Pearl defeats the Spanish frigate Santa Mónica. (details)

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1779, November 11 – HMS Tartar captures the Spanish frigate Santa Margarita. (details)

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1780, June 1 – USS Trumbull engages the British privateer Watt; both ships withdraw

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1780, August 10 – HMS Flora defeats the French ship Nymphe in the first engagement thought to involve the carronade.(details)

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1781, March 23 – British privateer Tarleton, of 14 guns, captures American letter of marque Tom Lee, of 12 guns.

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1781, May 1 – HMS Canada captures the Spanish frigate Santa Leocadia. (details)

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1781, September 6 – American privateer Congress captures the British sloop HMS Savage. (details)

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1782, April 6 – American privateer Tartar captures HMS Jane

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1782, April 8 – Pennsylvania privateer Hyder Ally captures HMS General Monk. (details)

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1782, 9 August – HMS Duc de Chartres captures the French brig Aigle

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1782, August 12 – Frigate HMS Coventry inconclusively engages the French frigate Bellone

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1782, December 6 – HMS Ruby defeats the French ship Solitaire. (details)

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1783, January 20 – HMS Resolution captures the Dutch privateer Flushinger

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1783, January 22 – HMS Hussar captures the French frigate Sybille. (details)

    (American Revolutionary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1793, May 13 – HMS Iris and Citoyenne Française conduct an inconclusive but sanguinary engagement

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1793, June 18 – HMS Nymphe captures the French frigate Cléopâtre (details)

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1793, December 1 – The British packet ship Antelope captures the French privateer Atlante.

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1794, May 29 – HMS Carysfort recaptures HMS Castor (details)

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1794, September 5 – Merchantmen Esther repulses Républicaine

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1794, September 25 – Merchantman Bolton repulses a French privateer

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1795, January 4 – HMS Blanche captures Pique

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1795, March 13 – HMS Lively captures the French frigate Tourterelle

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1796, November 20 – Merchantman Wilding engages a French privateer that blows up during the engagement

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1796, May 25 – HMS Suffisante captures the privateer Revanche

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1796, June 6 – HMS Unicorn captures French frigate Tribune

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1796, November 28 – The slave ship Tarleton repels two different French privateers on the same day, each engagement representing a single-ship action

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1797, March 13 – HMS Viper captures Nuestra Señora de la Piedad.

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1797, August 15 – HMS Alexander captures French privateer Coq

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1797, October – HMS Alexander captures French privateer Epicharis

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1797, December 22 – HMS Phoebe captures the French frigate Néréide

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1797, December 27 – HMS Caroline captures the Spanish ship St Raphael

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1798, January – 11 HMS Racoon captures the French privateer Policrate

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1798, April 2 – HMS Mars captures the French ship Hercule

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1798, April 17 – HMS Recovery captures the French privateer Revanche

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1798, July 4 – French brig Lodi in an inconclusive engagement with the English privateer brig Acquila (probably Eagle)

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1798, June 21 – His Majesty's packet ship Princess Royal repels the French privateer Avanture.(details)

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1798, August 7 – HMS Espoir captures the Genoese pirate Liguria

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1798, October 20 – HMS Racoon captures the French privateer Vigilante

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1798, December 12 – HMS Perdrix captures the French privateer L'Armée d' Italie

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1798, February 24 – French frigate Forte captures the East Indiaman Osterley, but then allows her to proceed.

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1798, March 1 – HMS Sybille captures French frigate Forte.

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1799, February 25 – French privateer Democrat captures merchantman Cicero

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1799, March 18 – HM hired brig Telegraph captures French privateer Hirondelle

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1799, April 13 – HMS Amaranthe captures the French letter of marque Vengeur.

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1799, November 23 – Hired cutter Courier captures French privateer Guerrier

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1799, November 26 – Merchant ship Barton repels attack by a French privateer

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1799, December 2 HMS Racoon captures French privateer Intrepide

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1799, December 2 the British merchantman Achilles captures the French privateer corvette Entreprenante

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1799, December 26 – HMS Viper captures the French privateer Furet

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1800, March 5 – HMS Phoebe captures the privateer Heureux

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1800, August 20 – HMS Seine captures the French ship Vengeance

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1800, October 8 – HMS Gipsy captures the French privateer Quidproquo

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1800, October – American merchant ship Rebecca repels French privateer Malartic

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1800, November 11 – East Indiaman Phoenix captures French privateer Malartic.

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1800, November 13 – HMS Milbrook defeats and drives off the French privateer Bellone

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1800, October 7 – French privateer Confiance captures British East Indiaman Kent

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1801, February 19 – HMS Phoebe captures the French frigate Africaine (details)

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1801, March 5, French privateer Gironde captures merchantman Bolton

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1801, March 23 — HMS Albatross captures the French privateer Gloire

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1801, April – British merchantman Union Island repels a Spanish privateer

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1801, May – French privateer captures the British merchantman Union Island

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1801, May 6 – HMS Speedy captures Spanish xebec frigate El Gamo (Details)*

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1801, August 18 – HMS Guachapin captures Spanish letter of marque Theresa

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1801, September 25 – HMS Pickle has an inconclusive engagement with a privateer flying the Spanish colors off Hispaniola.

    (French Revolutionary Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1799, February 9 – USS Constellation captures the French frigate L'Insurgente (details)

    (Quasi-War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1799, October 24 – Merchantman Washington drives off the French privateer frigate Bellone

    (Quasi-War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1800, February 1 – USS Constellation defeats the French frigate La Vengeance (details)

    (Quasi-War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1800, October 12 – USS Boston captures the French corvette Berceau (details)

    (Quasi-War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1800, October 25 – USS Enterprise captures French privateer Flambeau (details)

    (Quasi-War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1801, August 1 – United States Navy warship USS Enterprise captures Tripolitanian corsair Tripoli near Malta. (details)

    (First Barbary War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1803, May 18 – HMS Doris captures the French lugger Affronteur on the first day of the war.

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1803, July 7 – French privateer Blonde captures the British privateer Young Nicholas

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1803, July 16 – HMS Racoon captures French brig-corvette Lodi.

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1803, August 13 – French privateer Bellone captures the East Indiaman Lord Nelson

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1803, August 17 – HMS Racoon destroys French naval brig Mutine.

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1803, August 27 – HMS Seagull recaptures the East Indiaman Lord Nelson

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1804, January 24 – Queen Charlotte repels an attack by a French privateer

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1804, February 5 – HMS Eclair engages the 22-gun French privateer Grande Decide.

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1804, March 21 – French privateer Blonde captures and sinks HMS Wolverine.

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1804, March 9 – French privateer Grande Decide captures British merchantman Caldicot Castle

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1804, March 25 or 28 – HMS Hippomenes captures French privateer Egyptienne

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1804, April – A French privateer captures the slave ship Sarah and takes her and her cargo of slaves into Guadeloupe

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1804, June 21 – HMS Hippomenes unsuccessfully engages the Guadeloupe privateer Buonaparte.

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1804, July 15 – French privateer Dame Ambert captures HMS Lilly

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1804, July 31 – HMS Tartar captures French privateer Hirondelle

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1804, August 14 – French frigate Poursuivante captures English merchantman Juno

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1804, August 5 – Merchantman Britannia repels attack by French privateer General Ernouf

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1804, January 26 – Merchantman Scarborough repels attack by a French privateer

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1804, September 12 – Policy captures Dutch merchantman Swift

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1804, December 27 – Slave ship Lord Nelson repels an attack by a French privateer

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1805, February 8 – HMS Curieux captures French privateer Dame Ernouf

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1805, February 13 – HMS San Fiorenzo captures French frigate Psyche

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1805, March 10 – Private ship of war Kitty captures the Spanish private ship of war Felicity

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1805, March 20 – French privateer Général Ernouf explodes during an engagement with HMS Renard

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1805, May 16 – The French privateer Hirondelle captures Queen Charlotte

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1805, July 19 – French frigate Topaze captures HMS Blanche

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1805, August 10 – HMS Phoenix captures Didon

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1805, August 16 – HMS Raisonable vs French frigate Topaze

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1805, October 13 – Spanish merchantman Nuestra Senora de Isiar (alias Joaquina), captures British privateer Antelope

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1805, November – HMS Wolverine vs HMS Amethyst

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1805, November 4 – French privateer Creole captures slaver and merchantman Esther

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1805, November 28 – Inconclusive engagement between the French privateer Bellone and the East Indiaman Admiral Gardner

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1805, November 30 – a French privateer captures the slave ship Lancaster

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1806, January 23 – French privateer captures and sinks HMS Unique

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1806, February 15 – HMS Grenada captures the French letter of marque Princess Murat

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1806, February – French privateer Hebe captures British merchantman Shipley

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1806, March 3–4 – French brig Observateur vs. an unknown British post ship

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1806, May 11 – French ship Abeille captures HMS Alacrity

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1806, May 14 – HMS Pallas vs French Minerve

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1806, May 25 – Merchant ship Barton repels attack by French privateer Fairey

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1806, June 21 – French frigate Piémontaise captures the East Indiaman Warren Hastings at 26°13′S 56°45′W / 26.217°S 56.750°W / -26.217; -56.750

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1806, July 19 – HMS Blanche captures French Guerrière

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1806, August 2 – The fireship HMS Phosphorus repels an attack by the French privateer lugger Elize

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1806, October 25 – Spanish privateer mistico Generalísimo captures HM gunboat Hannah

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1806, October 26 – HMS Pitt captures the French privateer Superbe

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1806, December 29 – HMS Spitfire captures French privateer Deux Frères

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1807, January 3 – Pickle captures the French privateer Favorite.

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1807, April 25 – French privateer Dame Villaret captures Wanstead

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1807, August 19 – HMS Comus captures the Danish frigate Fredericksvaern.

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1807, October 1 – British packet ship Windsor Castle captures the French privateer Jeune Richard. (details)

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1807, October 17 – HMS Superieure captures the French privateer schooner Tape a L’Oeil.

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1807, December 3 – HMS Curieux has an inconclusive engagement with French privateer Revanche

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1808, March 2 – HMS Sappho captures Danish privateer Admiral Yawl

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1808, March 6–8 – HMS San Fiorenzo captures French frigate Piémontaise

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1808, March 7 – A French privateer captures the slave ship Robert

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1808, March 14 - HDMS Lougen engages in an inconclusive action with HMS Childers

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1808, May 11 and 12 – HMS Wizard vs French 16-gun brig of war Requin, later captured by HMS Volage

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1808, June 24 – HMS Salsette captures the Russian cutter Opyt

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1808, July 5 and 6 – HMS Seahorse captures Turkish frigate Badere Zaffer

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1808, August 11 – HMS Comet captures French corvette Sylphe

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1808, September 6 – HMS Recruit vs French corvette Diligente

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1808, September 29 – French navy corvette Départment-des-Landes captures HMS Maria

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1808, October 3 – French brig Palinure captures HMS Carnation

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1809, August 7 – The Liverpool merchantman Lascelles repels an attack by a French privateer

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1810, January 11 – HMS Scorpion captures French brig Oreste

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1810, August 10 – His Majesty's Hired armed cutter Queen Charlotte drives off a substantially larger and more heavily armed French vessel.

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1810, November 1 – The French privateer Spéculateur captures the merchant ship Leander.

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1811, early – HMS Gleaner captures an Ottoman polacca off Samos

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1811, September 11 – HMS Diana captures the Dutch brig Zephyr off Manado

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, July 21 – HMS Sealark captures the French privateer Ville de Caen

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, December 1 – French privateer Sans Souci captures the South Seas whaler Frederick

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, December 18 – HMS Spy repels an attack by a French privateer

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, December 29 – HMS Royalist captures the French privateer lugger Rusé

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, February 7 – HMS Amelia and the French frigate Aréthuse engage in an inconclusive but sanguinary four-hour night battle

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, September 10 – French privateer cutter Renard destroys the schooner HMS Alphea

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, October 9 – HMS Thunder captures the French privateer Neptune

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, January 6 – the West Indiaman Cambridge repels an attack by a Carthaginian privateer just outside Havana

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, March 27 – HMS Hebrus captures French frigate Étoile

    (Napoleonic Wars) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1807, June 22 Chesapeake–Leopard affair – HMS Leopard boards USS Chesapeake

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1811, May 16 Little Belt affair – USS President fires on HMS Little Belt

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, June 18 – USS Essex captures HMS Alert

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, July – the American privateer Matilda captures the British merchantman Ranger

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, August 19 – USS Constitution defeats HMS Guerriere

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, August 22 – HMS Barbados defeats US Revenue Cutter James Madison

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, September 8 – French privateer brig Diligent (or Diligente or Diligence) captures the schooner HMS Laura

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, September 16 – American privateer Rossie captures the packet Princess Amelia

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, October 18 – USS Wasp defeats HMS Frolic

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, October 18 – HMS Poictiers defeats USS Wasp

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, October 25 – USS United States captures HMS Macedonian

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, November 22 – HMS Southampton captures USS Vixen

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, December 11 – American privateer Saratoga captures the British letter of marque Rachel in the Battle of La Guaira

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1812, December 29 – USS Constitution destroys HMS Java

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, January 17 – HMS Narcissus captures USS Viper

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, January 1 – The Falmouth packet Duke of Montrose repels an attack by an American privateer

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, January 25 – The American privateer Dolphin captures the merchantman Hebe

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, February 24 – USS Hornet defeats HMS Peacock

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, March 11 — HMS Coquette and the American privateer General Armstrong have an inconclusive engagement

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, March 22 – The British letter of marque Lion captures the American privateer Matilda

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, April – The American letter of marque Ned captures the British armed merchantman Malvina

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, April 14 – The American privateer Anaconda captures, plunders, and releases the Falmouth Post Office Packet Service's Express Packet

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, April 13 – The American privateer Yorktown captures the Falmouth packet Ann

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, May 23 – HMS Highflyer vs. Virginia privateer schooner Roger

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, May 23 – The American privateer Young Teazer captures the Falmouth packet Ann

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, May 28 – USS Georgiana captures the whaler Hector

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, June 1 – HMS Shannon captures USS Chesapeake in the Battle of Boston Harbor

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, June 9 – The Falmouth Post Office Packet Service's Duke of Montrose repels an attack by an American privateer

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, June 24 – American privateer Yorktown captures Manchester

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, August 5 – Privateer Decatur captures HMS Dominica

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, August 14 – HMS Pelican captures USS Argus

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, September 5 – USS Enterprise captures HMS Boxer

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, September 23 – USS President captures HMS Highflyer

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, October 22 – US Revenue Cutter Vigilant defeats Canadian privateer Dart

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, December 14 – Sir William Bensley repels an attack by a 20-gun American privateer schooner

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1813, December 25 – HMS Belvidera captures USS Vixen II

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, January 11 – British merchantman Hibernia drives off the American privateer Comet

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, February – HMS Epervier captures American privateer-brig Alfred

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, February 14 – USS Constitution destroys HMS Pictou

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, March 14 – Hannah repels an attack by the American privateer Jacob Johns

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, March 28 – HMS Phoebe captures USS Essex in the Battle of Valparaiso

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, April 19 – The American privateer General Armstrong captures the British letter-of-marque Fanny

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, April 20 – HMS Shelburne, with HMS Orpheus approaching, captures USS Frolic

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, April 29 – USS Peacock captures HMS Epervier

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, May 1 – Falmouth packet Hinchinbrooke repels attack by American privateer Grand Turk

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, June 22 – HMS Leander captures USS Rattlesnake

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, June 28 – USS Wasp captures HMS Reindeer

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, July 12 – American privateer Syren captures HMS Landrail

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, July 12 – HMS Medway captures USS Syren

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, August 17 – The transport Atlas repels an attack by the U.S. privateer York

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, September 1 – USS Wasp sinks HMS Avon

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, October – The packet ship Grace repelled an attach by a U.S. privateer

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, October 11 – HMS Dispatch defeats the US Revenue Cutter Eagle

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1814, October 11 – American privateer Prince de Neufchatel resists HMS Endymion

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1815, January 15 – HMS Endymion defeats USS President

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1815, January 28 – American privateer Surprise captures the British merchantman Star

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1815, February 9 – American privateer Kemp captures the Post Office Packet Service's packet Lady Mary Pelham

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1815, February 11 – Post-office packet ship Walsingham repels an American privateer

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1815, March 15 – American privateer Roger captures the British packet ship Windsor Castle

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1815, March 23 – USS Hornet captures HMS Penguin

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1815, June 15 – USS Peacock captures Nautilus, a brig of the Bombay Marine of the East India Company

    (War of 1812) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1825, January 25 – Buenos Aires privateer Tupac Amaru (ex-US Regent) captures the Spanish merchantman Triton

    (Argentine War of Independence) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1828, April 2 – HMS Black Joke captures Providentia

    (Suppression of the slave trade) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1828, May 1 – HMS Black Joke captures Presidenté

    (Suppression of the slave trade) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1829, February 1 – HMS Black Joke captures Almirante

    (Suppression of the slave trade) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1829, June 5 – HMS Pickle captures Voladora

    (Suppression of the slave trade) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1829, June 26 – HMS Monkey captures Midas

    (Suppression of the slave trade) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1830, September 7 – HMS Primrose captures Veloz Passagera (details)

    (Suppression of the slave trade) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1832, June 3 – HMS Speedwell captures the slaver Aquila off Cuba

    (Suppression of the slave trade) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1835, June 15 – USRC Ingham engages the Mexican schooner Montezuma.

    (Texas Revolution) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1836, March 6 – Texas schooner Liberty captures the Mexican schooner Pelicano

    (Texas Revolution) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1836, April 3 – Texas schooner Invincible sinks the Mexican schooner Montezuma.

    (Texas Revolution) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1837, February 5 – Chilean brig Aquiles, which kept the port of Callao blocked, attacked the Confederate schooner Yanacocha and forced her to return to her anchorage.

    (War of the Confederation) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1838, January 18 – Chilean corvette Libertad captured the Confederate corvette Confederación on the coast of Callao.

    (War of the Confederation) (Single-ship actions)

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

    (First Schleswig War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1853, November 17 – Russian steam frigate Vladimir captures Turkish/Egyptian steam frigate Pervaz Bahri in the Black Sea

    (Crimean War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1861, July 18 – USS St. Lawrence sinks privateer Petrel off Charleston, South Carolina

    (American Civil War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1863, January 11 – CSS Alabama sinks USS Hatteras off Galveston Island, Texas

    (American Civil War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1864, June 19 – USS Kearsarge sinks CSS Alabama off Cherbourg, France

    (American Civil War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1864, October 7 – USS Wachusett captures CSS Florida in Bahia Harbour, Brazil

    (American Civil War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1865, November 26 – Chilean corvette Esmeralda captured the Spanish schooner Virgen de Covadonga. (details)

    (Chincha Islands War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1870, November 7 – French aviso Bouvet fights German gunboat Meteor off Havana. (details)

    (Franco-Prussian War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1877, July 23 – Ottoman central battery ironclad Feth-i Bülend duels inconclusively with Russian auxiliary cruiser Vesta in the Black Sea.

    (Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1879, May 21 – Peruvian ironclad Huáscar sinks Chilean corvette Esmeralda. (details)

    (War of the Pacific) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1879, May 21 – Chilean schooner Virgen de Covadonga, in the midst of the struggle, caused the Peruvian ironclad Independencia to run aground. (details)

    (War of the Pacific) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1879, July 10 – Inconclusive engagement in Iquique between the Chilean corvette Magallanes and the Peruvian ironclad Huáscar.

    (War of the Pacific) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1880, April 4 – Inconclusive engagement in Tocopilla between the small Chilean steamer Taltal and the armed Peruvian transport Oroya.

    (War of the Pacific) (Single-ship actions)

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

    (Spanish–American War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1902, February 7 - Rebel auxiliary cruiser Libertador sinks Venezuelan gunboat General Crespo.

    (Venezuelan Civil War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1914, March 31 – Huertistas gunboat Guerrero sinks Constitutionalist gunboat Tampico at the Third Battle of Topolobampo

    (Mexican Revolution) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1914, June 16 – Huertistas gunboat Guerrero sinks Constitutionalist gunboat Tampico at the Fourth Battle of Topolobampo

    (Mexican Revolution) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1914, August 26 – British cruiser Highflyer defeats German auxiliary cruiser SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in the Battle of Río de Oro

    (World War I) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1914, September 9 – British gunboat HMS Dwarf engages German armed yacht Herzogin Elisabeth in an action in the Wouri River

    (World War I) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1914, September 14 – British armed merchantman HMS Carmania sinks German auxiliary cruiser SMS Cap Trafalgar in an engagement off Trindade Island in the South Atlantic

    (World War I) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1914, September 16 – British gunboat HMS Dwarf sinks German customs cutter Nachtigal in an action in the Wouri River

    (World War I) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1914, September 20 – In the Battle of Zanzibar, the German cruiser SMS Königsberg attacks and sinks the British cruiser HMS Pegasus while it is in harbour for repairs.

    (World War I) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1914, November 9 – Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney defeats German light cruiser SMS Emden in the Battle of Cocos.

    (World War I) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1915, June 2 – - British gunboat HMS Odin damages Ottoman gunboat Marmaris which beaches itself off Amarah in the Tigris River.

    (World War I) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1915, August 8 – German auxiliary cruiser SMS Meteor sinks British Armed Boarding Steamer Ramsey off Fair Isle

    (World War I) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1917, February 26 – British gunboat HMS Mantis damages Ottoman gunboat Doğan which runs aground near Al Aziziyah.

    (World War I) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1917, March 10 – German auxiliary cruiser SMS Möwe sinks New Zealand freighter Otaki but is seriously damaged

    (World War I) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1920, May 3 – Soviet floating battery Krasnaya Zarya engages French sloop Le Scarpe off Ochakov, damaging her and forcing her surrender.

    (Russian Civil War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1940, July 13 - German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis sinks British liner Kemmendine after a short action in the Indian Ocean.

    (World War II) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1940, July 28 - German auxiliary cruiser Thor indecisively engages British auxiliary cruiser HMS Alcantara.

    (World War II) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1940, November 5 – German heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer sinks convoy escort armed merchant cruiser HMS Jervis Bay in the North Atlantic.

    (World War II) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1940, November 9 – The Free French aviso Savorgnan de Brazza sinks her sister ship, Vichy French aviso Bougainville, off Libreville

    (World War II) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1940, December 5 - German auxiliary cruiser Thor drives off and mauls British auxiliary cruiser HMS Carnarvon Castle.

    (World War II) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1941, February 27 – HMNZS Leander sinks Italian auxiliary cruiser Ramb I in a brief engagement off the Maldives

    (World War II) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1941, April 4 – German auxiliary cruiser Thor sinks British armed merchant cruiser HMS Voltaire in an engagement 1,200 kilometres (650 nmi) off the Cape Verde islands. (details)

    (World War II) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1941, May 8 – The British heavy cruiser HMS Cornwall sinks German auxiliary cruiser Pinguin. in an engagement off the Seychelles

    (World War II) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1941, November 19 – The German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran sinks the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney near Western Australia, Kormoran sank a few hours after the battle.

    (World War II) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1942, April 1 - German auxiliary cruiser Thor sinks British freighter Willesden after a brief action.

    (World War II) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1942, June 6 – German auxiliary cruiser Stier sinks the tanker SS Stanvac Calcutta in the South Atlantic.

    (World War II) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1942, July 20 - German auxiliary cruiser Thor sinks British reefer Indus in a brief action.

    (World War II) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1942, September 27 – German auxiliary cruiser Stier and American Liberty ship SS Stephen Hopkins sink each other in the South Atlantic.

    (World War II) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1943, October 31 – November 1 – USS Borie and U-405 engage in a pitched battle ending with Borie ramming the submarine. Both ships are lost.

    (World War II) (Single-ship actions)

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

    (Ecuadorian–Peruvian War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1950, June 25 – ROKS Baekdusan sinks a North Korean troop transport

    (Korean War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1950, September 10 – ROKS PC-703 sinks North Korean minelayer

    (Korean War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 1968, March 1 – USCGC Winona sinks North Vietnamese naval trawler T-A

    (Vietnam War) (Single-ship actions)

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

    (Sri Lankan Civil War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 18 November 2008 – INS Taber sinks the trawler Ekawat Nava 5, which Somali pirates had captured.

    (Anti-piracy off Somalia) (Single-ship actions)

  • 29 March 2009 - German naval tanker Spessart engages and repulses a Somali pirate skiff.

    (Anti-piracy off Somalia) (Single-ship actions)

  • 10 April 2010 – USS Ashland sinks a Somali pirate skiff in a brief action.

    (Anti-piracy off Somalia) (Single-ship actions)

  • 28 January 2011 – INS Cankarso sinks Somali pirate trawler Prantalay 14 off Minicoy Island. (details)

    (Anti-piracy off Somalia) (Single-ship actions)

  • 22 March 2011 – HMAS Stuart destroys a Somali pirate skiff being towed by the pirated MV Sinar Kudus.

    (Anti-piracy off Somalia) (Single-ship actions)

  • 26 March 2011 - Indian off-shore patrol vessel INS Suvarna captures pirated trawler MV Mortaza

    (Anti-piracy off Somalia) (Single-ship actions)

  • 12 May 2011 – USS Stephen W. Groves sinks Somali pirate longliner Jih Chun Tsai 68 in the Indian Ocean off Somalia.

    (Anti-piracy off Somalia) (Single-ship actions)

  • 12 May 2011 – HDMS Esbern Snare sinks Somali pirate dhow FV NN Iran

    (Anti-piracy off Somalia) (Single-ship actions)

  • 22 November 2011 – Italian destroyer Andrea Doria duels inconclusively with a Somali pirate skiff.

    (Anti-piracy off Somalia) (Single-ship actions)

  • 12 January 2012 – Patiño captures a Somali pirate skiff

    (Anti-piracy off Somalia) (Single-ship actions)

  • 28 August 2012 – Pirated tanker Energy Centurian fights off a Togolese navy patrol vessel and escapes.

    (Anti-piracy in the Gulf of Guinea) (Single-ship actions)

  • 19 February 2016 – Nigerian frigate NNS Okpabana captures the pirated tanker Elvis-3 in the Gulf of Guinea in a contested boarding action.

    (Anti-piracy in the Gulf of Guinea) (Single-ship actions)

  • 6 April 2017 – A Libyan Coast Guard vessel captures a migrant smuggling vessel after an action off Zawiya.

    (Second Libyan Civil War) (Single-ship actions)

  • 30 March 2020 – Cruise-liner RCGS Resolute inadvertently sinks Venezuelan Patrol Boat Naiguatá after being attacked by Naiguatá in international waters.

    (Anti-piracy off Venezuela) (Single-ship actions)

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