H.M.S. Firefly (1877)

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H.M.S. Firefly (1877)
Builder: Thomson[1]
Launched: 28 Jun, 1877[Citation needed]
Sold: 1931[2]
H.M.S. Firefly was one of twelve Forester Class gunboats completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

She was working in boom defence in 1904.

On 1 December, 1915, "Firefly" was exchanging fire with Turkish shore batteries on the Tigris when she received a hit in her boiler and lost power. She had to be abandoned, and the Turks took her and used her in their own efforts in the war. On 26 February, 1917, the Turks accidentally ran her aground near where they had captured her. She was, in turn, abandoned by them and re-captured by the gunboatTarantula. Lieutenant Eddis resumed command of his former gunboat, finding most of his books and papers still in his cabin![3]

Renamed Egmont in 1914 or so (?) and finally renamed Firefly 1 in March, 1923.

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. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 47.
  4. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 210.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 208.
  6. The Navy List. (March, 1891). p. 220.
  7. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/242. f. 242.
  8. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 220.
  9. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/242. f. 242.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 221.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 394b.
  12. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 47.
  13. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 47.

Bibliography


Forester Class Gunboat
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