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NEWCASTLE (60) Built in 1813, Blackwall.
Hospital ship in 1824.

  • 1814 fitting out at Woolwich Capt. Lord George STUART, Portsmouth for North America.
    The large American frigate CONSTITUTION succeeded in putting to sea when LEANDER, Capt. Sir George COLLIER, which had been watching her in Boston, had to return to Halifax for water and provisions.
    Capt. STUART expressed the belief that she had gone on a cruise with two other frigates and that they were intending to rendezvous with the US
    sloop HORNET.
  • LEANDER, NEWCASTLE and ACASTA (Her captain, Alex.
    KERR, pleaded to deviate from his instructions to return to port for a refit) sailed in pursuit of the enemy, Sir George imagining that their first object would be the interception of the homebound trade off the Western Islands (The Azores).
    When they drew a blank there the search moved to the southward around Cape Verde.
    On 11 March 1815 three frigates were seen getting under weigh from Porto Praya so the three British ships, tacked towards them, with NEWCASTLE about two miles ahead of LEANDER and one mile on the lee-bow of ACASTA.
    Because of the thick and hazy weather signals were either not seen or misunderstood and the Americans escaped.
    The captured English sloop LEVANT (20) was retaken by ACASTA.
    From St. Jago the British squadron hasten back across the Atlantic to try and intercept the Americans.
    NEWCASTLE and ACASTA were left to the windward of Barbados while LEANDER cruised off the north end Cayenne.
  • After four days there Sir George learnt of Peace between the two countries and rejoined the other two.
    Two days after he left that spot the CONSTITUTION made Cayenne on her way home.
  • 1816 Capt. Henry MEYNELL, who was posted into NEWCASTLE, the flagship of Sir Pulteney MALCOLM, on 10 April 1816.
    Spithead for Newfoundland.
    Capt. Arthur FANSHAWE, 11/1818, flagship of Rear Ad GRIFFITH, now COLPOYS, on the Halifax station.
    He married the Rear Admiral's daughter-in-law in 1820.
    NEWCASTLE was put out of commission in January 1822.

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