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Type: Cutter / Schooner ; Armament 14
Disposal date or year : Aug 1805
Disposal Details : Wrecked in St Aubin's bay, Jersey: crew saved. Lieut William Smith
8 Jan 1799 Darlstone Head bearing N. W. two miles, observed a cutter and two brigs off St. Aldan's, standing to the southward, and gave chace. At forty minutes past one came up, and retook the brig Lark, Francis Attis, master, from Cardiff to London, laden with bar iron ; and the brig Dion, Esdras Best, master, from Cardiff to London, laden with the same. Continued the chace and at four captured the French cutter privateer, La Rancune, commanded by Ant. Fran. Vic. Jos. Panpeville, manned with 21 men, and carrying two swivel guns, small arms, &c. from Cherbourg 26 hours ; had made no other capture than the two she had taken that morning. W. Shepheard.
9 Jan 1799 in Portland Roads.
31 Mar 1799, Portsmouth, sailed the Fly, sloop, and Pigmy cutter, on a cruise.
Circa Jul 1799 prize money arising from the capture of the Rancune due for payment.
26 Dec 1799 - 22 Jan 1800 the Boadicea and Severn, and the Pigmy and Telemachus Hired Cutters, in Company of the Anson and Sheerness, captured Le Saint Francois, Saint Pierre de Carnac, Brig, Name-unknown, and the Sloop Anna Louisa. See the London Gazette www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/15322/pages/1444
Apr-5 Jun 1800 blockade of Genoa and cutting out of the Prima galley.
26 Aug 1800, a punitive expedition made against the town of Cesenatico, when all the vessels in the harbour were either set on fire or sunk and the 2 piers burnt.
6 Sep 1800 capture of La Bataglia di Marengo, a French privateer [head-money per London Gazette of 14 Dec 1827].
2 Jan 1801 prize monies resulting from the captures made during the period 26 Dec 1799 - 22 Jan 1800 are ready to be paid.
18 Feb 1801 captured the French privateer Adelaide off the Isle Lafrina, in the Mediterranean.
Appeared in the London Gazette for 31 March 1801 :.
Pigmy Cutter, off the Isle Lafrina, 18th February 1801.
Sir, I Beg Leave to inform you, that this Day, at Two P. M. after a short Chace, I captured off this Island, the French Trabacolo Privateer L'Adelaide, mounting Two Twelve-Pounders, and One Six-Pounder, small Arms, &c. commanded by Dominique Cannilla, with Fifty-one Men ; Seven Days from Ancona, had taken one small Prize, and was herself formerly an Ancona Fishing Vessel. I am, &c. &c. &c..
(Signed) W. Shepheard. To : W. Ricketts, Esq; Captain of His Majesty's Sloop El Corso.
15 Mar 1801 Pigmy and Corso captured the French privateer Achille in the Mediterranean.
8 Mar to 2 Sep 1801 Off the coast of Egypt.
19 Sep 1801 captured the Ottoman Polacre St. Michele. William Shepheard, Commander.
1 Dec 1801 prize money on the proceeds of the cargo and Ottoman Polacre St. Michele due to be paid.
May 1805 Spithead Lieut. William Smith