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Type: 5th rate ; Armament 44
Taken from the French by the Indefatigable, off the Lizard, 1796 ;
Disposal date or year : 1827
Displacement : 1066 tons (BM)
Length : 151 feet 3¾ inches on the lower deck : Extreme breadth : 39 feet 10 ins.
20 Apr 1796 capture of the French 40-gun frigate Virginie, discovered off the Lizard, and after a long chase, by the frigates Indefatigable, Amazon, and Concorde.
30 May 1797 arrived in the Downs from Spithead - the after effects of the Mutiny at Spithead rumble on - see p. 524-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1927-3.pdf.
7 Jun 1797 at Cuxhaven - see p. 526->.
14 Jun 1797 off Harwich - see p. 526->.
28 Jun 1797 in the Downs awaiting a court martial on men in the Beaulieu - see p. 526->.
1 Jan 1799, Capt. A. Hunt. In the East Indies.
28 Jan 1799, off Macao, Arrogant, 74, Intrepid, 64, and the frigate Virginie, when the arrival of a small squadron of Spanish and French vessels, including 2 ships of the line, was reported. Very shortly after their arrival, having shown little inclination to hazard an action, the weather forced both squadrons out to sea.
31 Jan 1799, the British Sqadron returned to Macao, but the enemy were not to be seen.
27 Feb 1799, Arrogant and Virginie parted and sailed for Prince of Wales Island. The Virginie then returned and joined the Intrepid again on 8 Mar, and both sailed for Ceylon.
Doubled and sheathed &c.with fir 1½ inch thick from wales downwards.
May 1805 Harwich, repairing in Ordinary
9 Apr 1806 captured the Spanish privateer Vengador, schooner, 14 guns, 82 men, on the Cork station.
28 Sep 1807 captured the Spanish privateer Jesus Maria Josef, lugger, 14 guns, 120 men.
19-20 May 1808 captured the Dutch frigate Guelderland, which, for a few years, served as a cruising 12-pdr 36 gun frigate in the British navy.
16 Jan 1810 Virginie sighted the French frigates Renommée and Clorinde, who disappeared in the night, en route for France.
17 Jan 1810 is reported to have combined forces with the sloop Brisk, which came into sight, but was unable to make contact with the French frigates.