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Built by:Wigram's & Green at Blackwall.
Yard No.193
Launched:8th November 1824
Tonnage:1,223 66/94
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Built for:Johnson & Meaburn.
Other info:Lengthened at some time by 11 feet.
History:1825. Sold to Bassett & Co., London, and resold to the Mexican Navy as a frigate. Renamed ‘Libertador’. (44 guns)
25th June 1825. Entered out at Custom House (‘Surat Castle’) for Rio Janero and Teneriffe. Captain Dowton.
14th July 1825. Arrived at Deal from the River, Captain Dowton, for Rio.
23rd July 1825. Passed Portsmouth, the ‘Surat Castle’, Mexican frigate of 56 guns, Captain C. T. Smith, for Vera Cruz, being one of a squadron of frigates preparing for the Mexican Government, with a view to commence offensive hostilities on the island of Cuba, and the Spanish naval force in that quarter.
17th December 1825. The Mexican squadron consisted off the ‘Libertado’ frigate (formerly the ‘Surat Castle’) a brig and five schooners were off the castle of St. Juan d’Ulloa, and were hourly expected to engage the Spanish squadron.
(Renamed and lengthened?)
December 1826. Captain Norton put in command of the ‘Donna Paula’ (formerly the ‘Surat Castle’, Indiaman), one of their finest and fastest sailing frigates.
10th January 1827. At Patagonia, the ‘Poula’ frigate run aground off Cape Frio after a pursuit of an Argentine privateer.

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