::::  Napoleonic Ships & American War of Independence - MERCHANT SHIPS
Lugger x 2
Code - NPM05
Description - LUGGER x 2 101 TON COASTAL MERCHANTMAN Small merchantman widely used in coastal trade. Many were taken up for use by the Royal Navy in time of war, but only one, H.M.S. Experiment of 1792 was actually built for the navy. The armamen t varied but Experiment carried 10 x 12 pdr carronades and 12 swivels. Other luggers taken up included Dart (ex French Le Dart), General Concleux (ex French Le General Concleux), Violet,Alarm and Diligent. Dimensions 72 x 18 x 9 Crew when used by the Navy c. 45.