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HMS Quail (1806)

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Name  HMS Quail
Laid down  February 1806
Construction started  February 1806
Ordered  11 December 1805
Class and type  Cuckoo-class schooner
Launched  26 April 1806
Builder  Custance & Stone, Great Yarmouth
Fate  Wrecked 26 October 1808

HMS Quail was a Royal Navy Cuckoo-class schooner of four 12-pounder carronades and a crew of 20. Custance & Stone built her at Great Yarmouth and launched her in 1806. Her decade-long career appears to have been relatively uneventful. She was sold in 1816.



She was commissioned in June 1806 under Lieutenant Patrick Lowe for the Channel. In 1807 she was under Lieutenant Isaac Charles Smith Collett for the North Sea. On 6 July Quail captured the Drie Gebroders. She also was at the surrender of the Danish Fleet after the Battle of Copenhagen on 7 September. Quail also shared, with many other ships in the British fleet at Copenhagen, in the prize money for several captures in August: Hans and Jacob (17 August), Die Twee Gebroders (21 August), and Aurora, Paulina, and Ceres (30 and 31 August).

In 1809 Lieutenant John Osborn took command. On 19 May 1809 he captured the Jonge Jacob, P. Hansen, master. On 25 July Quail was in company Strenuous and the hired armed cutter Albion when Albion captured the Maria Catherina. Osborn sailed Quail for the Mediterranean on 11 September 1811.


In April 1814 Quail was under the command of Lieutenant Alexander Stewart. Quail was paid off into ordinary in October 1815, and put up for sale on 30 November. She was sold at Yarmouth on 11 January 1816 for £260.


HMS Quail (1806) Wikipedia

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