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Type: Schooner ; Armament 4
Launched : 1806 ; Disposal date or year : 1816
1806 Built in England of the pencil cedar, measure, BOM, from 75 to 78 tons ; mount four 12-pounder carronades, with a crew of 20 men and boys.
1808 a less than complimentary comment on this type of vessel, which, although built in 1806, is included by William James in the volume for 1808, presumably in the light of the experiences of those who had departed them, and the results achieved or otherwise.
Falmouth 3 Jan 1812 arrived from Scilly.
18-19 Dec 1812 Albacore, Pickle, Borer and the cutter Landrail chase the French frigate Gloire.
Plymouth 11 Jan 1813 Remains.
Yarmouth 20 Apr 1813 Has arrived and will sail shortly with a convoy bound for the Baltic.
Yarmouth 27 Apr 1813 departed with dispatches for Heligoland.
Islands of Scilly 6 Jan 1814 arrived and put under quarantine, having brought in the ship Duck, from Newfoundland, bound to Portugal, with the crews of a number of merchant vessels captured by 2 French frigates.
Falmouth 22 Mar 1814 arrived from Bordeaux with a French officer with dispatches.
12 Jul 1814 Taken by the US privateer Syren in the English Channel.
28 Aug 1814 The Landrail was recaptured on her way to the United States, and carried into Halifax, N.S.
2 Sep 1814 arrived Halifax, having been re-captured by the Wasp off Cape Sable.
3 Jan 1815, Pelter arrived St. John's, N.B., with the escort Landrail, and a convoy from Castine.
3 Jan 1815, it is reported that the Landrail was one of the last vessels that took part in the last convoy to Castine and fell in with 5 American privateers, but after 2 hours succeeded in beating them off with only one man being wounded, in the shoulder. A report can be found in the Acadian Recorder for 28 Jan 1815. www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/newspapers
1 Jul 1815, arrived Halifax, the cutter Landrail, Lt. Rochefort, from Bermuda.