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Type: Schooner ; Armament 14
Taken : Mar 1813 ; Disposal date or year : 1817
Mar 1813 the armed US schooners Arab, Lynx, Racer and Dolphin escaped into the river Rappahannock on sighting a British squadron. The ships' boats were sent in, resulting in the capture of all 4. The Racer and Lynx, as Shelburne and Musquedobit, were afterwards added to the Navy List.
28 Apr 1813 the brigs Fantome and Mohawk, and the tenders Dolphin, Racer, and Highflyer sent up the river Elk to Frenchtown with Royal Marines who destroyed military supplies and provisions stored there and else where in the area, and also purchased provisions for the squadron from the locals.
23 Aug 1813 departed Halifax for the West Indies with 2 schooners.
26 Aug 1813 Shelburne re-captured the Brig Elizabeth, from the Brazils for Liverpool, England, with cotton etc., captured by an American privateer. 2 Sep 1813 arrived Halifax from a cruise....well that's what it says in the Acadian Recorder, although I guess one might surmise that she escorted the 2 schooners to a pre-determined position, and then left them to complete their passage, whilst she fulfilled her brief ?
4 Dec 1813, arrived Shelburne, N.B., Friday last, with the Swedish schooner Venus, from Boston, to St. Bartholomews in tow.
19 Jan 1814, the Raleigh arrived Halifax, N.S., from Quoddy, reporting that the Martin, Curlew and Shelburne, were left in Quoddy Bay, per Acadian Recorder 22 January 1814 Vol. 2 No. 4.
3 Mar 1814 Epervier and Shelburne sailed with a small convoy for Bermuda and the West Indies.
20 Apr 1814 the schooner Shelburne, with the frigate Orpheus closing captured the US sloop Frolic, 18, in lat. 24° 12' N., lon. 81° 25' W. The Frolic, or Florida, as she was newly named, was added to the Navy List.
14 Dec 1814, distribution of head-money arising from the capture of American gun-boats and sundry bales of cotton, [per London Gazette of 26 Jun 1821].
18 Jul 1815, is reported to have departed Nassau, for Havana, with passengers.