Pigmy

5806
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.4.1780BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1780BWAS-1714
Named15.6.1780BWAS-1714
Launched5.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAlert Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas King (1739-1815)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter
Captured27.12.1781BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench cutter 'Le Pigmy' (1781) (10)

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


5.1781Broadside 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

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1781 - 27.12.1781LieutenantWilliam Fulke GrevilleBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1781building at Dover - New Hampshire at a cost of £1655.11.8dBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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