HMS Didon (1805)

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Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Didon
Builder: Saint Malo
Laid down: September 1796
Launched: 1 August 1799
Captured: on 10 August 1805
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Didon
In service: Captured on 10 August 1805
Fate: Broken up August 1811
General characteristics
Class and type: Virginie class frigate
Tons burthen: 1,091 tons
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 38 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Didon was a 38-gun fifth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. She was originally the Didon, a 44-gun Virginie-class frigate of the French Navy.

The Didon was captured on 10 August 1805 off Cape Finisterre by HMS Phoenix and taken into the Navy. She has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear this name.

Didon was broken up in August 1811.