The Panther Fierce
The Panther, wrought at Fierce Yards, Rotterdam, of largely English oak salvaged from shattered hulks, is classed in English parlance as a Full-Rigged Pinnace, the smallest type of barque capable of sustained blue water operations. She is an exceptionally able sailor. The Dutch are classing her sisters Jachtschiffen-hunting vessels. She has eight gun ports along her below-deck. Presently, only four are occupied; mounting Danish-built breech-loading long chained rifles. She also presently mounts swivel guns, two at her weather-deck waist, one at her fore and mainmast tops.