The Battle of Havana on 9 November 1870 was a single ship action between the German gunboat Meteor and the French aviso Bouvet off the coast of Havana, Cuba during the Franco-Prussian War. At 8 a.m. on November 7 the Meteor arrived in Havana harbour after leaving Nassau some days before. An hour later the French aviso Bouvet arrived from Martinique, steaming in from the opposite direction. The next day the French mail steamer SS Nouveau Monde left the harbour for Veracruz but was forced to return a few hours later due to fears that she would be captured by the Prussian gunboat. Later that day the Meteor's captain, issued a formal challenge to the captain of the Bouvet to fight a battle the next day. The Bouvet accepted and steamed out of the harbour to wait for the Meteor. The Meteor had t

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  • Le combat du Bouvet et du Meteor est une bataille navale livrée le 9 novembre 1870 au large de la Havane, durant la guerre franco-allemande de 1870-1871. (fr)
  • La battaglia dell'Avana fu combattuta nel contesto della guerra franco-prussiana il 9 novembre 1870, a largo delle acque di L'Avana tra la cannoniera prussiana Meteor e la nave francese Bouvet. (it)
  • Bitwa pod Hawaną – niewielkie morskie starcie pomiędzy francuskim okrętem klasy awizo a pruską kanonierką, w czasie wojny francusko-pruskiej w 1870. (pl)
  • Бой у Гаваны — единственное морское боевое столкновение франко-прусской войны. Произошло 9 ноября 1870 года у побережья Кубы между французским авизо «Буве» и прусской канонерской лодкой «Метеор». Малорезультативный бой окончился бегством французского корабля. (ru)
  • The Battle of Havana on 9 November 1870 was a single ship action between the German gunboat Meteor and the French aviso Bouvet off the coast of Havana, Cuba during the Franco-Prussian War. At 8 a.m. on November 7 the Meteor arrived in Havana harbour after leaving Nassau some days before. An hour later the French aviso Bouvet arrived from Martinique, steaming in from the opposite direction. The next day the French mail steamer SS Nouveau Monde left the harbour for Veracruz but was forced to return a few hours later due to fears that she would be captured by the Prussian gunboat. Later that day the Meteor's captain, issued a formal challenge to the captain of the Bouvet to fight a battle the next day. The Bouvet accepted and steamed out of the harbour to wait for the Meteor. The Meteor had to wait 24 hours before it could meet the French vessel due to neutrality laws, since Spain was a neutral country during the conflict. Upon the end of the 24-hour waiting period, the Meteor steamed out to meet the Bouvet which had been waiting 10 miles (16 km) off the border of the Cuban territorial sea. As soon as Meteor had passed the border line, Bouvet opened fire on the German gunboat. The battle came to an inconclusive end when the Bouvet, which had closed the range in an attempt to board the Meteor, suffered damage to a steam pipe which knocked out her propulsion and was forced to retreat into neutral waters under sail, whereupon she came under the protection of Spain once again. Neither ship was permanently disabled, mostly suffering damage to masts and rigging (the Bouvet's boilers and machinery remaining intact and functioning) and very few killed and injured on either side. The battle was not considered significant by commentators of the day. (en)
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  • 1 gunboat damaged
  • 1 wounded
  • 2 killed
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  • France
  • North German Confederation
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  • 1870-11-09 (xsd:date)
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  • Indecisive
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  • 1gunboat
  • 80 men
  • 60 men
  • 1aviso
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  • Portrayals of the battle by a German artist and a French one
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  • 1 (xsd:integer)
  • 3 (xsd:integer)
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  • Le combat du Bouvet et du Meteor est une bataille navale livrée le 9 novembre 1870 au large de la Havane, durant la guerre franco-allemande de 1870-1871. (fr)
  • La battaglia dell'Avana fu combattuta nel contesto della guerra franco-prussiana il 9 novembre 1870, a largo delle acque di L'Avana tra la cannoniera prussiana Meteor e la nave francese Bouvet. (it)
  • Bitwa pod Hawaną – niewielkie morskie starcie pomiędzy francuskim okrętem klasy awizo a pruską kanonierką, w czasie wojny francusko-pruskiej w 1870. (pl)
  • Бой у Гаваны — единственное морское боевое столкновение франко-прусской войны. Произошло 9 ноября 1870 года у побережья Кубы между французским авизо «Буве» и прусской канонерской лодкой «Метеор». Малорезультативный бой окончился бегством французского корабля. (ru)
  • The Battle of Havana on 9 November 1870 was a single ship action between the German gunboat Meteor and the French aviso Bouvet off the coast of Havana, Cuba during the Franco-Prussian War. At 8 a.m. on November 7 the Meteor arrived in Havana harbour after leaving Nassau some days before. An hour later the French aviso Bouvet arrived from Martinique, steaming in from the opposite direction. The next day the French mail steamer SS Nouveau Monde left the harbour for Veracruz but was forced to return a few hours later due to fears that she would be captured by the Prussian gunboat. Later that day the Meteor's captain, issued a formal challenge to the captain of the Bouvet to fight a battle the next day. The Bouvet accepted and steamed out of the harbour to wait for the Meteor. The Meteor had t (en)
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  • Combat du Bouvet et du Meteor (fr)
  • Battaglia dell'Avana (1870) (it)
  • Bitwa pod Hawaną (pl)
  • Battle of Havana (1870) (en)
  • Бой у Гаваны (1870) (ru)
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