Capt. Melancton Smith, USN
Cdr. J.W. Cooke, CSN
9 US gunboats; 1 Confederate ram
Total casualties were under 100.
On May 5, CSS Albemarle fought seven blockading Union ships to a draw at the mouth of the Roanoke River. Federals recaptured the converted steamer Bombshell. The USS Sassacus was badly damaged.