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HMS Black Eagle

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Owner  Royal Navy
Cost  £19,964
Commissioned  11 July 1831
Launched  11 July 1831
Builder  Limehouse
Ordered  28 January 1831
Laid down  April 1831
Construction started  April 1831
Displacement  510,000 kg
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Name  HMS Firebrand (1831-1843) HMS Black Eagle (1843-1876)

HMS Firebrand was a wooden paddle vessel launched in 1831. She was rebuilt in 1843, renamed HMS Black Eagle and employed as an Admiralty steam yacht. She was broken up in 1876.


Construction and rebuild

Built at Merchant's Yard, Limehouse as a wooden paddle vessel, Firebrand was launched on 11 July 1831. In 1832 her original Butterley side lever steam engine was removed and replaced in 1833 by a Maudsley, and Morgan's paddlewheels were fitted. She was rebuilt in 1843, gaining 13 feet (4.0 m) in length, and receiving a oscillating engine manufactured by John Penn and Sons. Notably, Penn doubled the power output without increasing either the weight or space occupied. Firebrand was renamed Black Eagle on 5 February 1842.

Royal Yacht

She was based at Woolwich in south-east London and was part of the Royal Squadron alongside the Royal Yacht. The Black Eagle was eventually broken up at Portsmouth in March 1876. A model of the vessel is in the collection of the National Maritime Museum.


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