|HMS Panther (1778)|
|Fate:||Sold in 1814|
|Tons burthen:||181 tons|
|Length:||82 ft (25 m)|
|Beam:||21 ft (6.4 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
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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