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List of single-ship actions

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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.

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Single-ship actionsEdit

Anglo Spanish WarEdit

Golden Age of PiracyEdit

War of the Austrian SuccessionEdit

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

American Revolutionary WarEdit

French Revolutionary WarsEdit

Quasi-WarEdit

Napoleonic WarsEdit

First Barbary WarEdit

War of 1812Edit

 
HMS Leopard (right) fires upon USS Chesapeake during the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair.

Suppression of the slave tradeEdit

  • 1828, April 2 - HMS Black Joke captures Providentia
  • 1828, May 1 - HMS Black Joke captures Presidenté
  • 1829, February 1 - HMS Black Joke captures Almirante
  • 1829, June 5 - HMS Pickle captures Voladora
  • 1829, June 26 - HMS Monkey captures Midas
  • 1830, September 7 - HMS Primrose captures Veloz Passagera (details)
  • 1832, June 3 - HMS Speedwell captures the slaver Aquila off Cuba

Texas RevolutionEdit

First Schleswig WarEdit

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

Crimean WarEdit

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

American Civil WarEdit

Chincha Islands WarEdit

Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878Edit

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

War of the PacificEdit

Franco-Prussian WarEdit

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

Spanish–American WarEdit

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

Mexican RevolutionEdit

World War IEdit

Russian Civil WarEdit

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

World War IIEdit

Ecuadorian–Peruvian WarEdit

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

Korean WarEdit

Vietnam WarEdit

Sri Lankan Civil WarEdit

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

Anti-piracy in SomaliaEdit

Second Libyan Civil WarEdit

  • 6 April 2017 - A Libyan Coast Guard vessel captures a migrant smuggling vessel after an action off Zawiya.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 16194". The London Gazette. 22 October 1808. pp. 1437–1438. 
  2. ^ "Winona, 1946" (PDF). Cutters, Craft & U.S. Coast Guard Manned Army & Navy Vessels. U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Oakes, Dan (2011-03-26). "Navy takes its first shot at pirates". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  4. ^ http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/4-suspected-people-smugglers-killed-off-libya-20170406