Pioneer

5821
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.10.1809BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down12.1809BWAS-1793
Launched10.3.1810BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardUpnor - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPygmy ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn King (1769-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1793
Transfered4.1824BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish cutter 'Pioneer' (1824) (10)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck82' 6"Imperial Feet25.0698 
Length of Keel70' 6"Imperial Feet21.4884 
Breadth22' 8"Imperial Feet6.8072 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen192 6294Tons BM 

Armament


10.3.1810Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
180960Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1810 - 15.6.1814LieutenantJohn Rowe MorrisBWAS-179315.6.1814 - 4.1815LieutenantJohn HillBWAS-17934.1815 - 12.1818LieutenantJohn Wood Rouse (d.1857)BWAS-179312.1818 - 1819LieutenantWilliam OldreyBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1811Began refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
11.1811Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Schooner
11.1811Completed refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1819Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Cutter
1.1823Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1824Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793


Sources


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

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