Firebrand

4257
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named12.1739BWAS-1714
Purchased14.9.1739BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.3.1739/40BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714
Sold19.12.1743BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck87' 3"Imperial Feet26.5285 
Length of Keel69' 7"Imperial Feet21.051 
Breadth24' 3 ½"Imperial Feet7.3279 
Depth in Hold11' 7"Imperial Feet3.5306 
Burthen221 1494Tons BM 

Armament


5.1740Broadside Weight = 26 Imperial Pound ( 11.7912 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.174045 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.3.1739/40 - 4.5.1742CommanderIsaac Barnard (d.1758) ADM 6/15/252BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
14.9.1739Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £996.18.8dBWAS-1714
18.9.1739Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
19.4.1740Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1962.10.9dBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
4.5.1742Paid offADM33
4.10.1743Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
19.12.1743Sold at Plymouth for £351BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile Charming Jenny purchased from Mr Horrocks

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM33ADM 33 - Navy Board: Navy Pay Office: Ships' Pay Books (Series I) Archive
 

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