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Bob Smith

Not sure about the accuracy of this Wikipedia entry as taking enemy ships, renaming them and using them dates back to time immemorial. I have never heard the term before but perhaps it was used for a long established practice after 1807. (captured enemy ships were not always renamed but usually were before being refitted and pressed into service.)
If it is possible to find out who the author of the wiki article is, they could be asked for sources and references but it’s a new term for me.