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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 38
Launched at Deptford 1794 ; Disposal date or year : 1815
7 Aug 1794 Captain Sir J B Warren, K. B., Flora, with the frigates Arethusa, Diamond, Artois, Diana, Captain Jonathan Faulknor, and Santa-Margarita, put to sea from Falmouth in search of cruising French frigates. On the 23d Aug 1794, off the Penmarck rocks, the Diamond, Artois, Santa-Margarita, and Diana reportedly chased and engaged a French frigate, name unknown, but possibly either the Volontaire or the Félicité, and drove her on shore near the Penmarcks where they left her "disabled and irrecoverably lost."
28 Aug 1796 Diana, Cerberus, and Seahorse captured the French privateer Indemnité on the Irish station.
12 Sep 1797 Diana and Cerberus captured the French privateer Neptune on the Irish station.
Oct 1797 captured the French privateer Flibustier on the Irish station.
5 Dec 1797 Diana and Shannon captured the French privateer Mouche on the Irish station.
Circa 26 Aug 1798 off Lough Swilly, Diana, Cerberus, and Shannon informed that three French frigates had landed troops at Killala in the county of Mayo and made all sail in pursuit of them - see p. 58-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1928-1.pdf.
1 Jan 1799, Capt. J. Faulknor. Now at Milford.
31 Mar 1799, Portsmouth, came into harbour to refit.
6 Sep 1799, Portsmouth, sailed with the Calypso, and the West India trade [convoy].
17 May 1800 captured the French privateer Médie on the Leeward Island station.
13 Jul 1800 captured the French privateer Industries on the Leeward Island station.
8 Mar to 2 Sep 1801 Services off the coast of Egypt.
1805 Jamaica Station
18 Feb 1807 captured the French privateer Charlotte on the Home station.
30 Jun 1809 whilst on passage from Rio de Janeiro to England, in lat. 20° 33' S., long. 29° 32' W., observed the island of Trinidada in the South Atlantic ocean, per p. 231, Naval Chronicle, vol 37, 1837.
Portsmouth 15 Jan 1810 Came in from the Eastward.
12 Nov-23 Dec 1810 Diana, Niobe, cruising off the port of Havre, sighted and chased two French frigates, which anchored in the road of Lahougue, under the protection of strong batteries. With the assistance of the 74 gun ships Donegal and Revenge, from Cherbourg, attempts were made to sink the two frigates, one of which, the Amazone, was to escape into Havre, whilst the other, the Eliza, went ashore, and was eventually destroyed by the boats of the Diana.
Portsmouth 21 Jan 1811 Sailed to cruise off Havre.
Portsmouth 31 Jan 1811 Arrived from the coast of France.
Portsmouth 15 Feb 1811 Came in from off Havre.
9 - 11 Mar 1811 Shadowed M. Allemand's Squadron
Plymouth 8 May 1811 Sailed on a cruise.
Plymouth circa 19 Aug 1811 Sent in the American ship Brutus, from Baltimore.
Plymouth 20 Aug 1811 Sent in the Brutus, from Baltimore, for breaching the blockade.
24 Aug 1811 Diana, and Semiramis, in the mouth of the Gironde, re-captured the French (late British) gun-brig Teazer and destroyed the brig-corvette Pluvier, whilst the ships' boats captured their convoy.
Plymouth 10 Sep 1811 Arrived from the coast of France with dispatches from the Semiramis, and Diana, following their recent visit to Rochefort.
Plymouth Dock 15 Sep 1811 Arrived in the sound.
Plymouth 17 Sep 1811 Has arrived from off Bordeaux, and landed a number of French prisoners.
Plymouth 30 Sep 1811 Sailed on a cruise.
Plymouth 12 Nov 1811 Sailed for the French coast.
Plymouth 14 Dec 1811 Sent in a French brig that was cut out a few days ago by the boats of the Diana, and Growler.
Plymouth 24 Dec 1811 Sailed for the coast of France.
Plymouth 25 Dec 1811 Sailed on a cruise off the coast of France.
Plymouth 11 Feb 1812 Sailed for the coast of France.
9 Mar 1812 the Tonnant, Northumberland, Colossus, and Bulwark blockading Lorient, discovered the French squadron had escaped ; sailed in search. French sighted by the Diana on the 9th and on the 10th, when she was joined by the Pompée and by Tremendous and Poictiers, but lost sight of the French in fog on the 11th.