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Type: Brig sloop ; Armament 10 (8 * 18 pdr carronades and 2 * long sixes.
Launched : 1808 ; Disposal date or year : 1835
Complement : 65 officers and men.
Interesting to see how the same event appears to have been recounted by two different authors :
7 Dec 1809, captured off Dungeness, after some resistance, the French privateer le Maraudeur, 14 guns and 66 men, 5 of whom were wounded. per Marshall.
7 Dec 1810 whilst cruising off Dover, chased two large French armed luggers, capturing the Maraudeur, whilst the other escaped. James.
17 Dec 1810 whilst on her way from Spithead to her station off Dover, lured 4 armed French luggers to attack her, sinking the Vieille-Josephine, of 16 guns, whilst the other 3 escaped.
Deal 15 Mar 1811 Arrived from a cruise.
Deal 4 Jun 1811 Sailed.
Portsmouth 5 Jun 1811 Arrived from a cruise.
Portsmouth 12 Jun 1811 Sailed on a cruise.
Deal 24 Aug 1811 Sailed on a cruise.
3 Sep 1811 in Boulogne bay, the Rinaldo and Redpole observed and attacked a number of French gun vessels manoeuvring off the coast.
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 25 Sep 1811 Arrived having been driven off her station by a gale.
Deal 26 Sep 1811 Sailed to resume her station off the French coast.
Deal 14 Oct 1811 Sailed to resume her station cruising off the French coast.
Deal 13 Jan 1812 Arrived from the Nore.
3 May 1812 Castilian, Bermuda and Rinaldo sailed 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.
Portsmouth 18 May 1812 Sailed with the Quebec convoy.
Deal 11 Jul 1812 Sailed for the French coast.
Portsmouth 25 Nov 1812 Arrived from the Downs.
Portsmouth 27 Apr 1813 Is appointed convoy for the Downs.
Deal 29 Jun 1813 Sailed for off Flushing.
Deal 7 Sep 1813 Arrived, driven in yesterday from their cruising ground off the French cost by the strong south wind.
Portsmouth 30 Sep 1813 Arrived with a convoy from the Downs.
Dover 1 Nov 1813 Has sent in the Britannia brig, from Dublin, bound to London, which was taken last night of Beachy Head by a French lugger, and was subsequently retaken.
Deal 30 Nov 1813 Arrived from Admiral Young's squadron.
Deal 12 Dec 1813 Sailed with a convoy of transports, with troops, stores and baggage for Holland.
Portsmouth 22 Jan 1814 Sailed with a convoy for the Downs.
Portsmouth 25 Jan 1814 Put back to St. Helen's with a convoy bound to the River.
Portsmouth 27 Jan 1814 Sailed with a convoy for the Downs.
Portsmouth 5 Apr 1814 Arrived from the eastward and will sail tomorrow morning for North America.
Portsmouth 13 Apr 1814 Is appointed convoy for the Downs.
Portsmouth 13 Apr 1814 Sailed to the eastward.
Portsmouth 14 Apr 1814 Arrived from a cruise.
Deal 21 Apr 1814 Arrived from the French coast.
Deal 23 May 1814 Remains.
Deal 1 Jun 1814 Arrived in the Roads with VIPs who have been landed, for London.
Portsmouth 9 Jun 1814 Arrived from the Downs.
Portsmouth 24 Aug 1814 Sailed with a convoy for the West Indies.
Portsmouth 1 Sep 1814 Sailed from St. Helen's with the convoy for the West Indies.
Cork 4 Sep 1814 Arrived with the outward bound West India Fleet from Spithead.
Portsmouth 25 Sep 1815 Arrived from Cork.
Portsmouth 8 Oct 1816 At Spithead or in harbour.
Dec 1827 packet based on the Falmouth station : Commanding officer: Lt. John A. Moore.
Buenos Ayres 13 Sep 1829 Sailed to Monte Video.
Monte Video 17 Sep 1829 Sailed to Falmouth.
Falmouth 10 Nov 1829 Arrived from Buenos Ayres.
Jul 1830 Falmouth, Sloop of war fitted as a packet.
Rio Janeiro 25 Jan 1833 Arrived from Falmouth.
At sea 15 Apr 1833 Spoke with the Charles, from Cherbourg, 28 Mar in lat. 20.35., N., long. 33.30. W., ; the John Barry, of Liverpool, 3 Apr in lat. 25.30., N., long. 34. W., ; the Medora, of Shields, the 15th in lat. 46.45. N., long 13.20., W.
Rio de Janeiro 17 Jul 1833 Arrived from Falmouth.
1 Jan 1834 Employed as a Packet.
Plymouth 21 Aug 1834 Paid off into ordinary.
6 Aug 1835 sold by Dutch auction for £610, having started at £1500.