HMS Cuckoo

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Cuckoo, 1806
Type: Schooner / Described as a Cutter when lost. ; Armament 4
Launched : 1806 ; Disposal date or year : 4 Apr 1810
Disposal Details : Wrecked at Calantzoog, near Haerlem : crew saved, but made prisoners Lieut S. Hiscutt Paddon

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.

22 Mar 1808 action between a British squadron and the two French frigates Italienne and Seine, off the port of Lorient.