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

Ready for sea at Devonport on 18 January, 1879,[3] slated to venture first to Sierra Leone to relieve the gun vessel Boxer.[4]

Commissioned at Devonport on 6 May, 1884.[5]

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. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jan 17, 1879; pg. 10; Issue 29467.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Feb 15, 1879; pg. 10; Issue 29492.
  5. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 210.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Dec 10, 1878; pg. 9; Issue 29434.
  7. Macdonald Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/80. f. 830.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Apr 05, 1883; pg. 10; Issue 30786.
  9. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 210.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 220.
  11. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1335.
  12. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1335.
  13. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 224.
  14. Month COULD be May.

Bibliography


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