French frigate Diane (1796)
The "Diane" was a 38-gun frigate of the
She took part in the
Battle of the Nile, managing to escape to Malta with the "Justice".
She was recommissioned in the
Royal Navyas HMS "Niobe".
On 16 July 1806, "Niobe" captured the 16-gun Néarque off
On 23 December 1810, off
Le Havrealong with "Diana", "Niobe" sighted the 40-gun "Amazone" and the 44-gun "Elisa". HMS "Donegal" and HMS "Revenge" joined the chase. Eventually, the "Elisa" was wrecked near La Hougue, while the "Amazone" escaped to Le Havre.
On 24 March 1811, she sailed with a squadron comprising HMS "Berwick", "Amelia", "Goshawk" and HMS "Hawk" again chased the "Amazone", which was trapped near Barfleur and scuttled herself to avoid capture.
HMS "Niobe" was eventually sold on 31 July 1816.
* [http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/N/03263.html Naval Database]
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