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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 38 (26 long 18-pounders on the main deck and 18 long 8-pounders on the quarterdeck and forecastle)
Taken : 19 Feb 1801 ; Disposal date or year : 1816
B.M.: 1085 tons
19 Feb 1801 Phoebe captured the French frigate Africaine, taken into the Service under her French name.
May 1805 Irish Station
5 Jul 1807 sailed from England with Lord Cathcart, C-in-C of the land-forces for the forthcoming siege and bombardment of Copenhagen. Arrived from Put bay in the island of Rugen on 12 Aug, for an operation which was to last from 15 Aug - 20 Oct 1807.
24 Dec 1807 occupation of the island of Madeira.
23 Jan 1807 Preparing at Sheerness, to convoy Lord Cathcart to the Continent.
11 Jan 1808 captured the Spanish felucca Paloma.
May - Oct 1808 in the Baltic with a fleet under V.-adm Sir J Saumarez.
Spring 1810 Africaine had returned to Plymouth from Annapolis ; whither she had conveyed Mr. Jackson, the British ambassador to the United States.
Spring 1810 problems with the crew resolved, following a change of commanding officer.
9 Sep 1810 on her way from England to Madras, touched at the island of Rodriguez to replenish her water, but on hearing of the state of affairs in that quarter sailed for the Isle of France.
11 Sep 1810 arrived off the Isle of France and sent the ship's boats in shore to find a passage through the reef with a view to capturing a French schooner, which turned into a bit of a disaster for the boat's crews. Sailed for the Isle of Bourbon, arriving the following day.
12-13 Sep 1810 Africaine sighted the French frigates Iphigénie and Astrée and sailed in chase with the Boadicea, Otter, and Staunch some distance behind. Action between the Africaine and French ships commenced resulting in the Africaine hauling down her colours. 23 Apr 1811 surviving officers and crew of the Africaine tried by a court-martial for the loss of their ship, and most honourably acquitted.
13 Sep 1810 Africaine recaptured by the Boadicea, Otter, and Staunch.
28 Nov 1810 Arrived off the Isle of France (Mauritius), in company with other vessels, including a fleet of transports, to take the island from the French Master of the Africaine, with others, surveys beach for landing.
3 Dec 1810 Isle of France surrendered British fleet. See "Illustrious" for detail
Portsmouth Mar 21 1811 Arrived with Vice Admiral Bertie, from the Isle of France, last from the Cape of Good Hope in 8 weeks.
Portsmouth Oct 8 1811 Went out of the harbour.
Portsmouth Nov 26 1811 (Captain Rodney), having Gen. Brownrigg on board, sailed for the East Indies.
9 Dec 1814 It is reported from the East Indies that the Africaine was to cruize off Dondra Head.
Portsmouth Dec 6 1815, arrived from the East Indies,
1 Feb 1816 Four seamen executed on board at Portsmouth, for a detestable crime.
28 Aug 1816 lying at Deptford ; offered for sale.