HMS Firebrand (1842)
HMS Firebrand (1842)

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NameFirebrand (1842)Explanation
Type2nd class frigate   
Launched6 September 1842
Builders measure1190 tons
Displacement1960 tons
Ships bookADM 135/174
NoteLaid down as Belzebub
Snippets concerning this vessels career
7 September 1844
- 13 December 1844
Commanded by Captain Armar Lowry Corry, in charge of the 1844 experimental squadron of brigs
13 December 1844
- 17 June 1848
Commanded by Captain James Hope, south-east coast of America, including Anglo-French action in Uruguay
6 October 1849
- 30 April 1851
Commanded by Captain Thomas Owen Knox, Mediterranean (until he died at Malta)
18 December 1852
- 8 July 1854
Commanded by Captain Hyde Parker, Mediterranean (and, 1854, Black Sea during the Russian War, where he was killed)
9 July 1854Commanded by Captain William Houston Stewart, Black Sea during the Russian War
29 July 1854
- 7 July 1855
Commanded by Captain William Moorsom, Black Sea, Moorsom serving ashore with the Naval Brigade, during the Russian War
7 July 1855
- 7 March 1856
Commanded by Captain Edward Augustus Inglefield, Black Sea during the Russian War
7 March 1856Commanded by Captain John Welbore Sunderland Spencer, Black Sea
27 April 1859Commanded by Commander James Minchin Bruce, North America and West Indies
14 May 1859Commanded (from commissioning at Woolwich) by Commander Joseph Dayman, taking soundings for the cable to Gibraltar
27 April 1862
- 9 April 1863
Commanded (until paying off at Woolwich) by Commander Shute Barrington Piers, Mediterranean
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Th 11 May 1848We have intimation of the Firebrand steam-frigate, Captain Hope, being at Rio on the 1st of March, a letter of which date states— "The Inconstant, 36, Captain Shepphard [sic] and the Acheron steam-sloop, Captain Stokes, arrived yesterday. We go to-morrow to the River Plate with Commodore Sir Thomas Herbert, and expect to return here at the end of this month en route to England."

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