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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, departed the Fly, sloop, and Pigmy cutter, on a cruise.
Circa Jul 1799 prize money arising from the capture of the Rancune due for payment.
9 Nov 1799 departed Spithead the San Fiorenzo with the Anson, Severn, and Pigmy, on a cruise.
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.
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 the French trebaccolo La Batagliadi Marengo, privateer, from Ravannahon a cruise ; taken by the Pigmy cutter on the Mediterranean Station.
17 Sep 1800 the Imperial trebaccolo Divine Providence, from Cesenatiro bound to France, laden with rope, &c ; taken by the Pigmy on the Mediterranean Station.
10 Oct 1800 the Imperial trebaccolo Divine Providence, from Monopoli bound to Milan, laden with oil ; taken by the Pigmy cutter on the Mediterranean Station.
16 Nov 1800 a Cisalpine trebaccolo, from Ravenna bound to Pesaro, in ballast, taken by El Corso and Pigmy on the Mediterranean Station.
2 Jan 1801 prize monies resulting from the captures made during the period 26 Dec 1799 - 22 Jan 1800 are ready to be paid.
17 Jan 1801 the Russian polacre ship Madona Turgliana, from the Morea, bound to Trieste, laden with leather ; taken by the El Corso and Pigmy on the Mediterranean Station.
13 Feb 1801 the Danish ship Adonis, from Copenhagen bound to Trieste, laden with stockfish ; detained by El Corso and Pigmy on the Mediterranean Station.
16 Feb 1801 the Danish brig Madellina Christiana, from Venice bound to Zante, laden with plank, &c. detained by the El Corso and Pigmy on the Mediterranean Station.
18 Feb 1801 off the Isle Lafrina, in the Mediterranean, captured the French trabacolo privateer Adelaide, mounting 2 x 12-pdrs., 1 x 6-pdr., and small arms, &c. commanded by Dominique Cannilla, with 51 men ; seven days from Ancona, and had taken one small prize, was herself formerly an Ancona fishing vessel.
27 Feb 1801 the Imperial Trebaccolo Madona del Annunciade, from Trieste bound to Fiume, laden with hemp ; retaken by El Corso and Pigmy, from a French privateer on the Mediterranean Station.
8 Mar to 2 Sep 1801 Off the coast of Egypt.
15 Mar 1801 at half past six this morning the Pigmy and Corso chased the French privateer trabaccolo Achille, commanded by Francisco Bruni, mounting 4 x 9-pounders, and 2 x 6 pounders, brass cannon, with 44 men, from Ancona one day, and had made no capture, off the north end of the Isle Lonzo until she anchored near the Isle Molata at half past eight, hoisted French colours, and struck them on my firing one shot.
8 Jun 1801 the French brig La Prudente, of two guns and thirty-six men, from Toulon bound to Alexandria, laden with ammunition, artificers' tools, and Comedians ; taken by the Pigmy cutter, Lieutenant W. Shepherd.
19 Sep 1801 captured the Ottoman Polacre St. Michele. William Shepheard, Commander.
20 Sep 1800 the Neapolitan polacre brig Madona de Laure, from Trepano bound to Ponto Gai, laden with salt ; taken by Pigmy on the Mediterranean Station.
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