Pigmy -> 1783 Lurcher -> 1783 Pigmy

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench cutter 'Le Pigmy' (1781) (10)
Captured22.7.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.1783
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders NNF-1774
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter
Captured16.12.1793BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck69' 4"Imperial Feet21.0425 
Length of Keel52' 0"Imperial Feet15.8496 
Breadth25' 7"Imperial Feet7.6556 
Depth in Hold10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen181 394Tons BM 

Armament


22.7.1782Broadside Weight = 87 Imperial Pound ( 39.4548 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
14.12.177660Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1783 - 1786LieutenantJohn DouglasBWAS-17146.1786 - 1790LieutenantJohn OakesBWAS-17143.1792 - 1793LieutenantHenry Inman (1762-1809)BWAS-17141793 - 16.12.1793LieutenantAbraham Pullibank (d.1793)N-GAZ

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1792MidshipmanWilliam Pardoe (d.1861)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
31.5.1783Renamed LurcherBWAS-1714
7.1783Renamed PigmyBWAS-1714
7.7.1783Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
23.10.1783Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £2059.14.5dBWAS-1714
1784Damaged in a galeBWAS-1714
2.1785repairs at Liverpool at a cost of £150.12.6dBWAS-1714
1786Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1786RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1790Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
16.12.1793Wrecked on the Motherbank, all hands lostBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
N-GAZThe Naval gazetteer, Biographer and ChronologistJ W NorieBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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