Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Phoebe” in entry essex-the of Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History:
...d water, articles which Porter stood greatly in need of at that time.
The exploits of the Essex in the Pacific produced great excitement in the British navy, and the government sent out the frigate Phoebe , with one or two consorts, to attempt her capture.
Porter heard of this from an officer who was sent into the harbor of Valparaiso, Chile, with prizes.
He also learned that the Chilean authoritie...
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