1762 Cptn. John Jervis (later Eart St. Vincent) HMS Gosport (44) escorting convoy to North America repelled a French squadron, under de Ternay, which was on its way to capture Newfoundland.
1780 Fall of Charleston, SC; three Continental Navy frigates, Boston, Providence, andRanger, captured and frigate Queen of France sunk to prevent capture
1806 Capture of Capri by English squadron under Sir Sidney Smith.
1808 HMS Bacchante (22), Cptn. Samuel Hood Inglefield, captured French national brigGriffon (16), Jaques Gautier, near Cape Antonio in Cuba.
1809 HMS Melpomene (38), Cptn. Peter Parker, destroyed a Danish man-of-war cutter at Huilbo, Jutland.
1862 CSS Virginia blown up by Confederates to prevent capture.
Edited by Kevin, 11 May 2013 - 06:39 AM.