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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.

Single-ship actions

Anglo-Spanish War

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

French Revolutionary Wars

Quasi-War

Napoleonic Wars

First Barbary War

War of 1812

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

Argentine War of Independence

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

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
  • 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 Revolution

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

Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878

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

War of the Pacific

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

Russian Civil War

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

World War II

Ecuadorian–Peruvian War

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

Korean War

Vietnam War

Sri Lankan Civil War

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

Anti-piracy in Somalia

Anti-piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

  • 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 War

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

See also

References

  1. ^ "No. 16194". The London Gazette. 22 October 1808. pp. 1437–1438.
  2. ^ https://www.google.com/search?safe=off&ei=ZJuSW4LiFIP85gKNgYTIDg&q=Herzogin+Elisabeth+dwarf&oq=Herzogin+Elisabeth+dwarf&gs_l=psy-ab.3...2324.3409..3695...0.0..0.104.477.5j1......0....1..gws-wiz.......0j0i22i30j33i21j33i160.1xagOc5NuMI
  3. ^ "Winona, 1946" (PDF). Cutters, Craft & U.S. Coast Guard Manned Army & Navy Vessels. U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  4. ^ Oakes, Dan (2011-03-26). "Navy takes its first shot at pirates". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  5. ^ https://www.cnn.com/2012/08/28/world/africa/togo-ship-hijacked/index.html
  6. ^ http://cimsec.org/coming-of-age-of-the-west-african-navies/22919
  7. ^ http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/4-suspected-people-smugglers-killed-off-libya-20170406
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