Firm-class floating battery
The Firm class was a Royal Navy class of two 16-gun floating batteries built to a design by Sir John Henslow, who took as his model the flat-bottomed Thames barge. Both were launched in late 1794 and were sold in 1803.
|Succeeded by:||Musquito class|
|Tons burthen:||397 6⁄94 (bm)|
|Beam:||31 ft 0 in (9.4 m)|
|Depth of hold:||7 ft 4 in (2.2 m)|
|Armament:||16 × 18-pounder carronades|
- Firm was launched in May 1794 and commissioned in June. She was sold in May 1803.
Citations and references
- Winfield (2008), pp.382–383,
- Winfield, Rif (2008). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793–1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 1-86176-246-1., p. 361.
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