Charles Austen's Family
CHARLES JOHN AUSTEN. 
[The biography of Charles John Austen, from pages 178 to 183, is transcribed in full on a separate page.]
For his conduct in the 'Endymion', in driving into Helvoetsluys the 'Brutus', a Dutch line-of-battle ship, he was promoted to a Lieutenancy, December 13th 1797, in the 'Scorpion' of 16 guns – Capt. John Tremayne Rodd.After assisting at the capture of the Dutch brig 'Courier', carrying six guns and several swivels, Mr. Austen removed, in December 1798, to the 'Tamar' frigate – Capt. Thos. Western.
On February 16th 1799 he was re-appointed to the 'Endymion'; in which frigate, commanded successively by Capts. Sir Thos. Williams, Phillip Chas. Durham, Henry Garrett and John Fermour, he came into frequent contact with the enemy's gunboats off Algeciras and assisted in making prizes of several privateers.
On the occasion particularly of the capture of the 'Scipio' of 18 guns and 140 men, which surrendered during a violent gale – he very intrepidly put off in a boat with only four ...
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