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HMS Castor (1832)

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Type5th rate   
Launched2 May 1832
Builders measure1293 tons
Displacement1808 tons
Ships book
Note1860 t.s.
Snippets concerning this vessels career
2 May 1832
- September 1832
Commanded by Captain Richard Grant, Chatham
September 1832
- November 1836
Commanded by Captain Lord John Hay, frigate (Present at blockade of Dutch ports in "Belgian question" in Dec. Later as Commodore of British fleet intervening in Spanish civil war)
3 April 1837
- 31 July 1841
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain Edward Collier, Mediterranean (including operations on the coast of Syria in 1840)
28 April 1843
- 16 November 1847
Commanded (from commissioning at Chatham until paying off at Chatham) by Captain Charles Graham, East Indies
7 May 1849
- 12 February 1853
Commanded (from commissioning at Chatham until paying off at Chatham) by Commodore Christopher Wyvill, Cape of Good Hope
18 June 1855
- 1 January 1856
Commanded (from commissioning at Chatham) by Lieutenant commander Charles Octavius Wood, to the Cape of Good Hope to serve as Comodore's flagship
1 January 1856
- 1 April 1857
Commanded by Commodore Henry Dundas Trotter, Commander-in-chief, Cape of Good Hope
6 April 1857
- 2 August 1858
Commanded (until paying off at Chatham) by Captain Henry Lyster, Cape of Good Hope
16 January 1860Commanded by Commander John Palmer, training ship, Royal Naval Reserve, Shields
6 July 1867Commanded by Commander Charles Gudgeon Nelson, drill ship for the Royal Naval Reserve, North Shields
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Sa 16 August 1851

Portsmouth, Friday.

The Vulcan screw steam-ship, Master Commander Penn, arrived at Spithead this evening from the Cape of Good Hope, whither she conveyed the 74th Regiment. She left Simon's Bay on Sunday, June 1, taking in tow Her Majesty's brig Pandora to give her an offing for New Zealand, leaving the Commodore's frigate, Castor, 36, and the Dee steam-troop-ship in the bay.

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