Engagement with brig Reindeer
On June 28, the Wasp came upon the 21-gun sloop-of war Reindeer some 226 miles west of Plymouth and brought her to battle. The fight lasted only 19 minutes - but, during that brief span of time, the two ships traded a murderous fire of grape and solid shot. Several times Reindeer's crew tried to board Wasp but the American crew repulsed them on each occasion. In the end, Wasp's own ship's company boarded Reindeer and carried the day. Wasp suffered six hits in her hull, and some of her rigging was shot away, but she remained sailable.