HMS Castilian

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Castilian, 1808
Type: Brig-sloop ; Armament 18
Launched : 1808 ; Disposal date or year : 1829

Deal 29 May 1811 arrived in the Downs, driven from station by bad weather.

21 Sep 1811 the Naiad, accompanied by the Rinaldo, Redpole, Castilian and Viper, off Boulogne road, captured the French prame Ville-de-Lyon, flag ship of the squadron, but were unable close the remaining gun vessels due to shaoling water.

Deal 29 Sep 1811 arrived from off Boulogne.

Yarmouth 5 Nov 1811 arrived with a convoy from the Baltic.

Yarmouth 7 Nov 1811 departed on a cruise.

Yarmouth 18 Nov 1811 departed on a cruise.

Yarmouth 28 Nov 1811 departed with convoy.

Deal 1 Mar 1812 departed with convoy for Portsmouth.

3 May 1812 Castilian, Bermuda and Rinaldo departed from Dungeness with a view to helping the Skylark and Apelles, reported to be on shore to the westward of Boulogne where they were joined by the Phipps on the 4th. Finding the Apelles in the hands of the French she was driven on shore and subsequently re-captured by the ships' boats. The crew of the Skylark were also rescued, having set their ship on fire.

Deal 3 Aug 1812 Has detained and sent into the Downs the American brig Mary and Jane, from London, bound to Boston.

Deal 14 Aug 1812 Has detained and sent into the Downs the American ship Mary Ann, from Dunkirk.

Portsmouth 25 Nov 1812 Is appointed convoy for the Downs.

Cork 23 Dec 1812 arrived, on Sunday last, from the Downs.

Cork 3 Mar 1813 arrived Sunday having recaptured a valuable homeward-bound Brazilman, about 35 leagues off the harbour, in a very leaky condition which sank before she could be got into the harbour.

Cove 9 Jul 1813 arrived on Monday after seeing convoy as far as Gibraltar and was put under quarantine.

Plymouth 19 Jul 1813 arrived with a convoy of transports from Cork with militia.

Limerick 24 Sep 1813 departed with a convoy of transports for St. Andero.

Cork 26 Nov 1813 Is getting under weigh with the convoy for St. Andero.

Cork 20 Dec 1813 arrived Friday.

Plymouth 29 Jan 1814 arrived from a cruise with the Swedish brig Apparenan, from Liverpool for Amelia Island, recaptured.

Cork 17 Aug 1814 departed on a cruise.

1 Sep 1814 in lat. 30 N, lon. 11 W. captured by the US ship-sloop Wasp, but was rescued by the Castilian arriving on the scene and chasing the Wasp away. The Avon being in a sinking condition the Castilian returned and removed the crew just in time.

Cork 25 Sep 1814 departed on a cruise.

Cork 10 Dec 1814 departed on a cruise.

Deal 7 Sep 1815 arrived from the westward and departed for the River to be paid off.