H.M.S. Firebrand (1877)

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H.M.S. Firebrand (1877)
Builder: J. & G. Thomson[1]
Launched: 30 Apr, 1877[Citation needed]
Sold: 1905[2]
H.M.S. Firebrand was one of twelve Forester Class gunboats completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Firebrand was commissioned at Devonport on 9 December, 1878.[3] Ready for sea at Devonport on 18 January, 1879,[4] she was slated to venture first to Sierra Leone to relieve the gun vessel Boxer.[5]

She next went to relieve Forester on the North America and West Indies Station.[6]

Commissioned at Devonport on 6 May, 1884.[7]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 112.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 112.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1881). p. 211.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jan 17, 1879; pg. 10; Issue 29467.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Feb 15, 1879; pg. 10; Issue 29492.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1881). p. 211.
  7. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 210.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1881). p. 211.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Dec 10, 1878; pg. 9; Issue 29434.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1883). p. 211.
  11. Macdonald Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/80. f. 830.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Apr 05, 1883; pg. 10; Issue 30786.
  13. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 210.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 220.
  15. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1335.
  16. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1335.
  17. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 224.
  18. Month COULD be May.

Bibliography


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