Ranger -> 1782 Pigmy

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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased1779BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Sold21.10.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck80' 11"Imperial Feet24.4094 
Length of Keel55' 3 ⅞"Imperial Feet16.7862 
Breadth26' 1 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Burthen200 7994Tons BM 

Armament


5.1780Broadside Weight = 23 Imperial Pound ( 10.4308 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.178070 BWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.5.1781 - 27.7.1781CommanderAlexander Hood (1758-1798) ADM 6/22/327
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 22.8.1781
BWAS-1714
27.4.1782 - 7.1783CommanderWilliam Mitchell (1746-1816) ADM 6/22/460BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
2.4.1781Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
5.1781Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Sloop
13.2.1782Renamed PigmyBWAS-1714
16.6.1782Sailed for Jamaica with a convoyBWAS-1714
7.1783Returned homeBWAS-1714
21.10.1784Sold for £250BWAS-1714


Sources


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

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