Nominal Guns4BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1806BWAS-1793
First Commissioned8.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardRingmore - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCuckoo ClassBWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas SuttonBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSchooner BWAS-1793
BecomesAmerican Privateer schooner 'Landrail' (1814) (4)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck56' 3 ½"Imperial Feet17.0815 
Length of Keel42' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet12.808 
Breadth18' 3 ½"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Depth in Hold8' 7"Imperial Feet2.6162 
Draught Forward4' 6"Imperial Feet1.3716 
Draught Aft7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286 
Burthen75 3594Tons BM 


1814Broadside Weight = 24 Imperial Pound ( 10.884 kg)NBD1849
Gun Deck4 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.7.181419Actual crew complement?NBD1849

2 Commanding Officers

8.1812 - 6.1814LieutenantJohn HillBWAS-17931814 - 12.7.1814LieutenantRobert Daniel Lancaster (1783-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

3.9.1812 - 12.7.1814Master's MateJames Anderson (d.1846)NL1865

Service History

7.7.1806Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
19.7.1806Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
12.7.1814Taken by Siren (16)


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 13th of May 2012 21:14

1814 Jul. 12 Landrail 4 schooner Robert Daniel Lancaster taken by U.S.S. Siren 16 in the Channel and the U.S.S. Siren 16 then taken by Medway 74 cap Brine and added as a Hospital hulk

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