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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 38
Taken : 24 Aug 1800 ; Disposal date or year : 1816
B.M.: 1142 tons
C 15 Aug 1803 Capt Scott apptd to the Diana.
24 Aug 1800 Success captured the 40-gun French frigate, Diane, off Malta, added to the British navy under the name of Niobe.
16 Sep 1803 at Plymouth, the ship's company of the Victorieuse, 18, Capt Richards, were drafted to the Fisgard, 48, Capt Lord M Kerr, in Cawsand Bay, and to the Niobe, 44, Capt Scott, fitting for sea in Hamoaze.
27 Sep 1803 the Niobe, Capt Scott, fitting for sea in Hamoaze, at Plymouth, and is almost ready, except for her want of men to man her.
Note : Some confusion appears to have arrisen circa Sep-Nov between the frigates Diana and Niobe, the Niobe previously being the French prize Diana and Capt Scott having been appointed in command of the Diana, see above, whereas he shouold have been appointed to the Niobe, the Diana, then in commission being commanded by Capt Maling, which has the effect of having the Diana in 2 places at the same time. I've attempted to make suitable adjustments, but can't be 100% sure that what I've ended up with is entirely correct.
4 Oct 1803 departed Plymouth with a convoy for the Downs.
10 Oct 1803 arrived in the Downs with a convoy from Plymouth.
31 Oct 1803 departed Plymouth with 4 troop transports with the 28th regt embarked, supposed for Cork.
17 Nov 1803 departed Plymouth Sound for the Eastward.
17 Nov 1803 arrived Spithead, the Niobe, Capt Scott, from Plymouth.
23 Nov 1803 departed Plymouth with a convoy for the Downs. Wind NNW.
24 Nov 1803 arrived Spithead, from Plymouth, the Niobe, Capt Scott.
26 Nov 1803 departed Spithead on a cruise.
29 Nov 1803 arrived off Brixham, Torbay, the Niobe (late Diana), from Plymouth, and remains.
30 Nov 1803 departed on her cruise in a "fine gale at NNE."
1 Dec 1803 arrived Plymouth from a cruise off the coast of France, the Niobe, Capt Scott.
3 Dec 1803 R.-Adm Dacre struck his flag as second in command at Plymouth, on board the Prince, and re-hoisted it at the mizen of the Niobe, Capt Scott, lying in Plymouth Sound, as second in command of the Jamaica station under V.-Adm Duckworth, with the usual salutes being made by the various flag ships in harbour.
3 Dec 1803 later in the day departed Plymouth to transfer R.-Adm Dacres to the Courageux at Spithead.
4 Dec 1803 arrived Spithead with R.-Adm Dacres, this morning, from Plymouth. Adm Dacres will shift his flag from the Niobe to the Courageux, Capt T Bertie, and depart in a few days to succeed Sir J T Duckworth, at Jamaica.
5 Dec 1803 departed Spithead on a cruise.
9 Jan 1804 remains in Plymouth Sound.
2 Feb 1804 called in at Torbay for dispatches and departed on the return of the ship's boat.
1 Apr 1804 departed the Channel Squadron.
4 Apr 1804 arrived Plymouth from the Channel Squadron.
1 May 1804 departed Plymouth with several captains and lieutenants for off Ferrol.
7 May 1804 arrived Plymouth from a cruise.
15 May 1804 arrived last night from the Squadron off Ferrol, from which she departed last Thursday, R.-Adm Cochrane having hoisted his flag, vice R.-Adm Pellew, who returned in the Niobe, and is understood to have been given the command of the East Indies station.
17 May 1804 departed Plymouth on a cruise.
22 May 1804 remains in Plymouth Sound.
24 May 1804 departed Plymouth with dispatches for the fleet.
4 Jun 1804 arrived Plymouth from the fleet off Brest, from which she departed on 2 Jun.
12 Jun 1804 departed Plymouth the Niobe, frigate, with dispatches for the Fleet off Brest.
15 Jun 1804 this evening arrived Falmouth from a cruise to get a supply of provisions.
24 Jun 1804 departed Plymouth on a cruise.
21 Jul 1804 arrived Plymouth from a cruise.
30 Jul 1804 arrived Plymouth from the Westward, last from Falmouth, to refit, victual, and take in some necessary stores.
21 Aug 1804 arrived Plymouth from a cruise, the Niobe, Capt Scott, having been sailing to the west.
23 Aug 1804 arrived the frigate Niobe at Plymouth from the Westward having been involved establishing new and additional signals for all the telegraphs to the west of Plymouth, particularly to signal our cruisers of an enemy cruiser appearing in sight, and what course she is steering and on what quarter she is observed to be standing or laying to, a most useful signal at this period of the war when invasion is apprehended.
27 Aug 1804 this morning, the weather being calm, by means of shears erected on board the Niobe, whilst lying in the Sound, her mast was got out and dropped along side of her, preparatory to a new mast being brought down from Hamoaze.
3 Sep 1804 a new mast was brought down by yard lighters from the harbour, and will be got in when the weather permits.
15 Sep 1804 departed Plymouth for Jersey to join R.-Adm Saumarez's squadron.
2 Nov 1804 departed Spithead, the Niobe, Capt Scott, on a cruise.
17 Nov 1804 arrived at Spithead from off Cherbourg, where, under a flag of truce, Sir George Rumbold was embarked, for passage to Portsmouth, having effectively been a prisoner of the regime. Once ashore he departed for London.
20 Nov 1804 departed Spithead on a cruise, the Niobe, Capt Scott.
Circa 19 Dec 1804 whilst lying in Guernsey Roads the weather was so bad the Niobe had to cut away her main and fore-masts and mizen top, and the Thisbe and Sylph were totally dismasted by the weather and in danger of driving on the rocks ; the Pigmy cutter parted her cables and drove on shore at the back of the South Pier, but has since got off. The Niobe has since arrived at Plymouth. The Severn, despite every effort, ran on shore in Granville Bay, Jersey and was lost. The Alcmene was similarly threatened but managed to ride out the gale.
26 Dec 1804 arrived Plymouth, the Niobe, from the Channel Isles under jury masts and rigging, apparently much damaged in the recent gales, which has gone up into Hamoaze to make good damage and to refit. See also Thisbe, Sylph and Pigmy damaged in the same gales.
31 Dec 1804 had her jury masts removed and new lower masts put in alongside the Yarmouth sheer-hulk. She has now been hauled off the hulk to refit, in order that the Thisbe can be similarly refitted.
24 Jan 1805 at Plymouth, having made good repairs, when attempting to drop down from Hamoaze into the Sound it blew a hurricane and under the circumstances was unable to move.
3 Feb 1805 departed Plymouth Sound the Niobe on a cruise to the Westward.
23 Feb 1805 arrived Plymouth the Ann, from London to Limerick, captured by the French privateer General Perignon and retaken by the Niobe.
May 1805 Cruising, Channel
12 Aug 1805 joined from the Channel fleet.
20 Aug 1805 reconnoitered the Brest harbour and observed the French getting under way.
Circa 20 Jul 1805 detached from the Channel fleet to join Sir Robert Calder, cruising off Cape Finisterre.
5 Aug 1805 chased a strange vessel for three days and nights, which escaped.
14-16 Jul 1806 captured the French brig corvette Néarque, a part of a French Squadron heading for the Arctic.
9 Jan 1810 reportedly parted from a convoy she was bringing to England from the West Indies.
20 Oct 1810 captured the French privateer Hirondelle at sea.
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.
4 Feb 1811 has made the signal to go out of Portsmouth harbour.
4 Mar 1811 captured the French privateer Loup Marin in the Channel.
6 Mar 1811 arrived Spithead from a cruise with a lugger privateer, her prize.
24 Mar 1811 Berwick, Amelia, Niobe, Goshawk and Hawk, off Barfleur lighthouse, involved in the destruction of the French 40-gun frigate Amazone.
29 Apr 1811 arrived Spithead from off Cherbourg.
8 Sep 1811 arrived in the Downs from the Nore.
16 Sep 1811 departed the Downs to cruise off the French coast.
12 Oct 1811 departed the Downs for off the French coast.
13 Oct 1811 arrived in the Downs from off the French coast.
8 Dec 1811 arrived in Yarmouth Roads from a cruise.
9 Dec 1811 remains in Yarmouth Roads.
14 Dec 1811 departed Yarmouth Roads for off Flushing.
24 Dec 1811 arrived Spithead from North Yarmouth.
27 Jan 1812 departed Spithead to join the Malta convoy, in Yarmouth (IoW) Roads.
24 Jul 1812 arrived Spithead from Oporto.
3 Sep 1812 arrived Plymouth from Oporto.
28 Sep 1812 arrived Spithead from Plymouth.
7 Oct 1812 arrived Spithead from off Cherbourg.
26 Oct 1812 arrived Spithead from Cherbourg.
17 Nov 1812 departed Spithead for off Cherbourg.
6 Dec 1812 departed Spithead yesterday to resume their station off Cherbourg.
29 Dec 1812 departed Plymouth with a convoy, homeward-bound from the Mediterranean.
7 Jan 1813 arrived Spithead from off Cherbourgh.
21 Jun 1813 under orders at Quebec to sail for England with a convoy.
3 Jul 1813 departed Quebec with convoy for England.
3 Aug 1813 arrived Plymouth from Quebec with a convoy.
4 Aug 1813 arrived Spithead from Quebec with a convoy.
5 Aug 1813 arrived in the Downs last evening with a convoy from Quebec, which has departed for the River.
25 May 1814 arrived Spithead from Lisbon.
2 Jul 1814 departed Spithead for the coast of France.
4 Jul 1814 arrived in the Downs from Spithead.
30 Aug 1814 departed the Downs for Sheerness.
12 Sep 1814 arrived Plymouth from the eastward.
17 Sep 1814 Has embarked troops at Plymouth and sails for America tomorrow.
22 Nov 1814 arrived Spithead from Plymouth.
6 Dec 1814 has completed her stores at Spithead.
21 Dec 1814 embarking passengers at Spithead.
22 Dec 1814 departed Spithead for Halifax.
29 Jan 1815, arrived Halifax, from Portsmouth with officers and men for the campaign in North America.
Circa 13 Feb 1815, departed Halifax, with a convoy for the West Indies.
28 Aug 1816 lying at Deptford ; offered for sale.