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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.

Argentine War of IndependenceEdit

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

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

Anti-piracy in the Gulf of GuineaEdit

  • 28 August 2012 - Pirated tanker Centurian fights off a Togolese navy patrol vessel and escapes.[5]
  • 19 February 2016 - Nigerian frigate NNS Okpabana captures the pirated tanker Maximus in the Gulf of Guinea in a contested boarding action.[6]

Second Libyan Civil WarEdit

  • 6 April 2017 - A Libyan Coast Guard vessel captures a migrant smuggling vessel after an action off Zawiya.[7]

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