Pluto (6)

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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 bomb-scow formed part of this flotilla.

During the Seven Years' War, the bomb-scow 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

Technical specifications
Pieces 1 or 2 mortars
4 or 5 cannon
Crew 31
  • 1 captain
  • 30 helmsmen and sailors

19 soldiers (from Garrison Regiment No. I Puttkammer)

  • 1 officer
  • 3 NCOs
  • 15 grenadiers (in fact musketeers designated as grenadiers because of their special role as marines)
Length no information found yet
Width no information found yet
Depth no information found yet
Displacement no information found yet

References

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

N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.