Pallas (10)

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Origin and History

After the disastrous Combat of Neuwarp in September 1759, when the Prussian flotilla was all but annihilated. A new flotilla was gradually assembled at Stettin to protect the Pomeranian Coast against the Swedish Navy.

By the Autumn of 1761, this galliot formed part of this flotilla.

During the Seven Years' War, the galliot was under the command of:

  • since 1760/61: unknown

The Prussian flotilla of the Lagoon of Stettin was disbanded on May 29 1762 and each vessel returned to its former role as merchant or fishing ship.

Service during the War

no information found yet

Characteristics

Galliots were small two-masted coastal vessels with gaff rigged sails and square sails at the main-mast and a gaff rigged sail at the mizzen-mast. They often had three jibs between the main-mast and the bowsprit. Since they usually served to transport wood, they had a wide and sturdy hull. For their military role, they were equipped with oars to increase their mobility.

Technical specifications
Guns 10
Crew 37
  • 2 captains
  • 35 helmsmen and sailors

29 soldiers (from Garrison Regiment No. I Puttkammer)

  • 1 officer
  • 3 NCOs
  • 25 soldiers
Length between 13 and 22 m.
Width between 3.5 and 5.5 m.
Depth between 2.5 and 3 m.
Displacement no information found

References

Cremer, Peter: Die preussischen Landregimenter & -milizen, die Stettiner Haff-Flotille und das Verpflegungswesen der Armee 1756-1753, KLIO-Arbeitgruppe, Heimbach, 1987