Pigmy

7783
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.10.1809BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down11.1809BWAS-1793
Launched24.2.1810BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardUpnor BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPygmy Class
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn King (1769-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeCutter
Sold21.5.1823BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck82' 10"Imperial Feet24.9936 
Length of Keel70' 8"Imperial Feet21.5392 
Breadth22' 11"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold10' 1"Imperial Feet3.0734 
Draught Forward5' 0"Imperial Feet1.524 
Draught Aft8' 3"Imperial Feet2.5146 
Burthen197 3894Tons BM 

Armament


24.2.1810Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
180960Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1810 - 1812LieutenantEdward MooreBWAS-17931812 - 1814LieutenantWilliam HutchinsonBWAS-17931814LieutenantRichard Crossman (d.1818)BWAS-17931814 - 1815LieutenantJohn LittleBWAS-17938.1817 - 1820LieutenantWentworth Parsons CrokeBWAS-17936.1820 - 1823LieutenantThomas HillsBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
24.2.1810Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
25.6.1810Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
26.7.1811

In compagny of the Decoy Cutter, run and destroy a French Lugger Privateer, between Gravelines and Dunkirk .

BG
11.1811Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
12.1811Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Schooner
12.1811Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
1813Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1793
3.1817fitting at UnknownBWAS-1793
1819Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Cutter
21.5.1823Sold at Plymouth to Joshua Crystall for £510BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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