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Type: 5th rate ;frigate ; Armament 36
Taken : 28 Jan 1801 ; Disposal date or year : 1823
BM: 897 tons
26-28 Jan 1801 the frigates Oiseau, Sirius and Amethyst chase and capture of the French 36-gun frigate Dédaigneuse, afterwards added to the British navy under the same name.
5 Jul 1803 with France attempting to recover her war-time losses in the East Indies news that a renewal of the war was imminent brought about a number of manoeuvres and events between the French and British ships-of-war on the station.
Dec 1803 captured the French privateer Espiegle.
May 1805 East Indies
Sep 1806 Sceptre, Cornwallis, and Dédaigneuse cruising off the Isle of France.
21 Nov 1806 sighted the Sémillante and her valuable convoy under sail, but due to the light winds and poor sailing of the ship had to abandon the chase, which lead to a court martial, at which Captain Proctor was exonerated from all blame.
After losing the Sémillante she cruised off the Isle of France until her water and provisions were nearly expended, and then sailed for St. Mary's, Madagascar, before proceeding to Bombay.
30 Apr 1823 notice of sale of His Majesty's ships and vessels, [per London Gazette of 17 May 1823].