The HMS Crab was a very small schooner with a crew of sixteen. Unusual circumstances once required Rear Admiral Horatio Hornblower hoist his flag in it.


  • Giles, Captain's Steward
  • Harcourt, Lieutenant
  • Jones, Seaman

Behind the ScenesEdit

The smallest-ever real-life Royal Navy schooner was the 52 ton HMS Sultana. In contrast to the Crab's sixteen crew, it had a crew of twenty-five.