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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 32
Taken : from the French : 1782 ; Disposal date or year : 1814
Displacement : 782 tons (BM)
circa Apr 1793 Aimable and Juno captured the French privateer Laborieux in the Channel.
26 May 1793 Aimable and Circe captured the French privateer Courier in the Channel.
22 Jul 1796 off the island of Guadeloupe, the frigate Aimable, Captain Jemmet Mainwaring, pursued and exchanged broadsides with the French frigate Pensée, which eventually out-sailed the Aimable and made for St.-Thomas's, where, for a short time, she was blockaded by the 12-pounder 32-gun frigate Mermaid.
15 Sep 1796 captured the French privateer Iris.
6 Apr 1797 captured the French privateer Chasseur.
6 Apr 1798 Aimable and Scourge captured the French privateer Triumph off Porto Rico.
8 Apr 1798 captured the French privateer Chasseur off Porto Rico.
20 Apr 1798 captured the French privateer Espiegle.
1 Jan 1799 fitting at Deptford.
16 Jun 1799 the Caesar and Aimable sent into the Tagus to bring out the French prizes taken at the Battle of the Nile and departed the mouth of the Tagus on 22nd with troops for England for a Secret Expedition.
14 Jul 1799 Aimable and a sloop escorted the trade to Liverpool, &c.
17 Dec 1799 the meeting of the frigates Glenmore and Aimable, and the French frigate Sirène, and 18-gun corvette Bergère.
12 Jan 1800, Plymouth, arrived last night the Calcutta extra East Indiaman, Capt. Haggay, captured by La Syrene, 44 guns, and La Lergere, 18 guns, bound to Old France, from Cayenne, having Victor Hugues on board, re-captured by the Glenmore, 44, whilst the Aimable, 32, Capt. Raper, pursued the Frenchmen, and brought them to action for 35 minutes, when they made off, though so much superior to the Aimable ; the Glenmore, taking care of her recapture and her valuable convoy to leeward, could not get into action.
15-16 May 1804 action with a division of the Flushing flotilla.
May 1805 North Sea
11 Nov 1807 captured the French privateer Decidé on the Home station.
2 Jan 1809 off the Welbank near the Texel, chased and captured the French ship-corvette Iris, bound to Martinique : added to the British navy by the name of Rainbow.
Yarmouth Jan 19 1811 Sailed for the Nore.