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A list of War of 1812 naval battles. These are famous naval battles from the War of 1812; some are the greatest naval battles in history. Pictures included where possible. Naval battles date back all the way to at least 1260 BC. Originally fought primarily with sailing ships, today's navy battles include battleships, submarines, and aircraft carriers. That said, the tactics and decisive nature sea battles often have on warfare has gone unchanged for millennia. Beyond the oceans, maritime forces have also fought conflicts in lakes, rivers, and even on boats within a flooded Roman Colosseum. From the largest naval battle to the smallest, this list contains plenty of them.

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Capture of USS Argus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Capture of USS Argus St David's Head - Date: 1812

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Capture of HMS Boxer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Capture of HMS Boxer Pemaquid Point Light, Bristol, Maine - Date: 1812

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Capture of HMS Dominica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Capture of HMS Dominica Date: 1812

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Capture of USS Chesapeake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Capture of USS Chesapeake Date: 1812

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Chesapeake Bay Flotilla is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Chesapeake Bay Flotilla Date: 1812

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Capture of HMS Cyane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Capture of HMS Cyane Date: 1812

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Capture of HMS Epervier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Capture of HMS Epervier Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States of America - Date: 1812

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Fort Bowyer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Fort Bowyer Date: 1812

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Capture of HMS Frolic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Capture of HMS Frolic Atlantic Ocean - Date: 1812

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Capture of USS Frolic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Capture of USS Frolic Date: 1812

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Engagements on Lake Huron is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Engagements on Lake Huron Date: 1812

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HMS Java is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
HMS Java Date: 1811

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Battle of Lake Erie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Battle of Lake Erie Lake Erie - Date: 1812

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USS United States vs HMS Maced... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
USS United States vs HMS Macedonian Atlantic Ocean - Date: 1812

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Engagements on Lake Ontario is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Engagements on Lake Ontario Lake Ontario - Date: 1812

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Battle of Fort Oswego is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Battle of Fort Oswego Fort Oswego, New York, United States of America - Date: 1814

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Sinking of HMS Peacock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Sinking of HMS Peacock Atlantic Ocean - Date: 1812

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Capture of HMS Penguin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Capture of HMS Penguin Tristan da Cunha, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha - Date: 1812

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Capture of USS President is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Capture of USS President New York Harbor, New York, United States of America - Date: 1812

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First Battle of Sacket's Harbo... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
First Battle of Sacket's Harbor Date: 1812

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Skirmish at Farnham Church is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Skirmish at Farnham Church Date: 1812

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USS Constitution vs HMS Guerri... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere Atlantic Ocean - Date: 1812

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Action off Madeira is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Action off Madeira Date: 1812

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Action off Kingston is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Action off Kingston Date: 1812

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Action off Brazil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Action off Brazil Date: 1812

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Action in the Demerara River is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Action in the Demerara River Date: 1813

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Battle of Rappahannock River is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Battle of Rappahannock River Date: 1813

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Battle of York is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Battle of York Toronto, Canada - Date: 1813

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Battle of Fort George is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Battle of Fort George Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada - Date: 1813

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Action off James Island is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Action off James Island Date: 1813

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Battle of Boston Harbor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Battle of Boston Harbor Atlantic Ocean - Date: 1813

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Action off Charles Island is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Action off Charles Island Date: 1813

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Action off Bermuda is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Action off Bermuda Date: 1813

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Action off the Niagara is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Action off the Niagara Date: 1813

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Action off St. David's Head is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Action off St. David's Head Date: 1813

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Action off Pemaquid Point is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Action off Pemaquid Point Date: 1813

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Action off the Genesee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Action off the Genesee Date: 1813

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Burlington Races is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Burlington Races Date: 1813

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Action of 13 December 1814 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Action of 13 December 1814 Lake Borgne, New Orleans, Louisiana - Date: 1814

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Battle of Valparaiso is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Battle of Valparaiso Date: 1814

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Action in the Straits of Flori... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Action in the Straits of Florida Date: 1814

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Action off Cape Canaveral is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Action off Cape Canaveral Date: 1814

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Battle of Big Sandy Creek is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Battle of Big Sandy Creek Sandy Creek, New York, United States of America - Date: 1814

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Sinking of HMS Reindeer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Sinking of HMS Reindeer English Channel - Date: 1814

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Action at Nottawasaga is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Action at Nottawasaga Date: 1814

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Sinking of HMS Avon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Sinking of HMS Avon English Channel - Date: 1814

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Capture of the Scorpion and Ti... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Capture of the Scorpion and Tigress Date: 1814

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Battle of Plattsburgh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Battle of Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, New York, United States of America - Date: 1814

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Battle of Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Battle of Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America - Date: 1814

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Battle of Fort Bowyer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Naval Battles of the War of 1812
Battle of Fort Bowyer Fort Bowyer, Gasque, Alabama - Date: 1814