The third BOSTON, a 28-gun frigate, was launched 20 May 1799
at Boston, Massachusetts and commissioned soon after, with
Captain G. Little in command.
BOSTON cruised extensively in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and
Mediterranean protecting American commerce against privateers,
capturing numerous prizes. On 12 October 1800 she captured the
French LE BERCEAU, and towed her prize to Boston.
During the winter of 1801 BOSTON carried Minister Livingston to
France. She fought Tripolitan gunboats with the Mediterranean
Squadron in 1802.
BOSTON returned to Boston, then proceeded to Washington where
she was laid up. She remained there until 24 August 1814, when she
was burned to prevent her falling into British hands.