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HMS Panther (1778)
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Panther
Builder: Bombay Dockyard
Launched: 1778
Fate: Sold in 1814
General characteristics
Type: Sloop
Tons burthen: 181 tons
Length: 82 ft (25 m)
Beam: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 14 guns

HMS Panther was a 14-gun sloop of war of the Royal Navy, launched in 1778 in India.

She served during the Siege of Negapatam in 1781. On 22 July 1782, she captured the French cutter Le Pigmy, in conjunction with HMS Crown. Converted to a survey vessel, she sailed to survey the Torres Strait and south east coast of New Guinea in 1792 under the command of Lieutenant John McCluer, with the tender Endeavour.

Panther appears to have been sold in 1814.


  • "Fair winds to Australia : 200 years of sail on the Australia station". Reed. 1988. ISBN 978-0-7301-0216-8. 

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