Rank(s): Able Seaman
Dates of Service: 6/6/1811 - 9/20/1812
Larrabee is a common name in Maine, and it is known that he lived in or near Augusta around 1820.
Seaman Samuel Larrabee reported to Constitution on June 6, 1811. He was demoted for some unknown reason to ordinary seaman on July 1, 1812. Larrabee clearly harbored some animosity, because he deserted at Boston on September 20, 1812.
Battles and Engagements
Larrabee fought in the battle against HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812, but because he deserted a month later, he forfeited his share of the prize money.
In October 1820, one Robert C. Vose of Augusta, Maine wrote to the Secretary of the Navy requesting any wages due to Larrabee. It is not known if this request was made because Larrabee was dead or if he was simply trying to recover his lost wages and prize money.