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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 38
Launched : 1780 ; Renamed : 1798
In the beginning of November, 1791, the 38-gun frigate Minerva, Commodore Cornwallis, was accompanied by the 36-gun frigate Phnix, Captain Sir Richard John Strachan, and Perseverance, Captain Isaac Smith, in the road at Tellicherry, a fort and anchorage situated a few leagues to the southward of Mangalore. Action between the French frigate Résolue and the Phnix.
1 Aug 1793 assisted by three Indiamen, blockaded the Port of Pondicherry whilst the army induced the fort to surrender.
19 Apr 1797 the Diamond, Minerva, Cynthia, Camilla, and hired cutter Grand Falconer captured the American ship Favourite.
29 Apr 1797 it is reported that the Diamond and Minerva have been on shore near Cape Barfleur and are so damaged that they must both be docked when they return into Port. See p. 521-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1927-3.pdf.
14-20 May 1798 Involved in expedition to Ostende, supporting the army : armed en flûte.
1798 Renamed Pallas