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Type: 5th rate ; Frigate ; Armament 36
Taken from the French by the Hannibal 11 April 1795, in the Channel ;
Disposal date or year : 1802
10 April 1795 Rear-admiral John Colpoys, while cruising with a squadron to the westward, gave chase to three French frigates. Colossus, having got within gun-shot of one of them, opened fire, but the frigates took different courses, two pursued by the Robust and Hannibal ; while the frigate Gloire was chased and taken by the Astrĉa. The French 36-gun frigate Gentille was captured on the 11th by the Hannibal, and taken in to the Service under the same name.
1 Jan 1799, a Receiving Ship at Portsmouth.