HMS Capelin and HMS Capetown

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Capelin, 1804
Type: Schooner ; Armament 4
Launched : 1804 ; Disposal date or year : 30 Jun 1808
Disposal Details : Wrecked on a sunken rock off the entrance of Brest harbour : crew saved. Lieut Joseph Bray

1804 Built at Bermuda of the pencil cedar, measure, BOM, from 75 to 78 tons ; mount four 12-pounder carronades, with a crew of 20 men and boys.

May 1805 Halifax Station

1808 a less than complimentary comment on this type of vessel, which, although built in 1804, 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.