List of ships captured in the 18th century

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During times of war where naval engagements were frequent, many battles were fought that often resulted in the capture of the enemy's ships. The ships were often renamed and used in the service of the capturing country's navy. Merchant ships were also captured and taken into service by their captors.

1701–10[edit]

1702[edit]

  • Assuré ( French Navy): Battle of Vigo Bay, 23 October: The 60-gun ship was captured by the Royal Navy.
  • Bourbon ( French Navy): Battle of Vigo Bay, 23 October: The 68-gun ship was captured by the Royal Netherlands Navy.
  • Espérance d'Angleterre ( French Navy): Battle of Vigo Bay, 23 October: The 70-gun ship was captured by the Royal Navy.
  • Ferme ( French Navy): Battle of Vigo Bay, 23 October: The 70-gun ship was captured by the Royal Navy.
  • HMS Martin ( Royal Navy): The 10-gun ketch was captured by the French Navy.
  • Modéré ( French Navy): Battle of Vigo Bay, 23 October: The 56-gun ship was captured by the Royal Navy.
  • Prompt ( French Navy): Battle of Vigo Bay, 23 October: The 76-gun ship was captured by the Royal Navy.
  • Sirène ( French Navy): Battle of Vigo Bay, 23 October: The 60-gun ship was captured by the Royal Navy and Royal Netherlands Navy.
  • Superbe ( French Navy): Battle of Vigo Bay, 23 October: The 70-gun ship was captured by the Royal Navy and Royal Netherlands Navy.
  • Triton ( French Navy): Battle of Vigo Bay, 23 October: The 44-gun ship was captured by the Royal Navy.
  • Volontaire ( French Navy): Battle of Vigo Bay, 23 October: The 44-gun ship was captured by the Royal Navy and Royal Netherlands Navy.

1703[edit]

1704[edit]

1705[edit]

1706[edit]

1707[edit]

1708[edit]

1709[edit]

1710[edit]

1711–20[edit]

1711[edit]

1712[edit]

1713[edit]

1714[edit]

1717[edit]

1718[edit]

1719[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

1721–30[edit]

1722[edit]

1731–40[edit]

1731[edit]

1739[edit]

1741–50[edit]

1744[edit]

  • Poder ( Spain): The merchant ship was captured in February by the French Navy.

1745[edit]

1746[edit]

1747[edit]

1748[edit]

1751–60[edit]

1755[edit]

1756[edit]

1757[edit]

1758[edit]

1759[edit]

1761–70[edit]

1761[edit]

1762[edit]

1770[edit]

1771–80[edit]

1775[edit]

1776[edit]

1777[edit]

1778[edit]

1779[edit]

1780[edit]

1781–90[edit]

1781[edit]

1782[edit]

1783[edit]

1788[edit]

1789[edit]

1790[edit]

1791–1800[edit]

1793[edit]

1794[edit]

1795[edit]

Pique.

1796[edit]

1797[edit]

1798[edit]

Capture of Furie and Waakzaamheid,
HMS Jason capturing the Seine.

1799[edit]

HMS Sybille and the French frigate Forte.

1800[edit]

USS Boston capturing Berceau