Ranger -> 1806 Pigmy

5807
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named29.5.1806BWAS-1793
Acquired5.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1793
ShipyardDartmouth BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn AveryBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeCutter
Wrecked2.3.1807BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck79' 0"Imperial Feet24.0792 
Length of Keel60' 4 ⅞"Imperial Feet18.3102 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen217 1994Tons BM 

Armament


1806Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck14 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
180660EstablishmentBWAS-1793

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1807 - 5.3.1807LieutenantGeorge Montagu HigginsonBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
29.5.1806Renamed PigmyBWAS-1793
6.1806Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Gun-brig
12.6.1806Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
26.9.1806Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
5.3.1807Wrecked off RochefortBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Ron Lysen on Monday 30th of April 2012 17:50

William M'Leod was midshipman on the Pigmy at the point of its being wrecked, under the command of Lt. Higginson RN.
Later he became Commodore (1852) RN.

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