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HMS Nymphe (1888)

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History
Name: HMS Nymphe
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard.
Cost: £42,400 (hull) & £15,200 (machinery)[1]
Laid down: 5 July 1887[1]
Launched: 1 May 1888[1]
Commissioned: 3 July 1889[1]
Fate: Sold, February 1920[2]
General characteristics [3]
Displacement: 1,140 long tons (1,160 t)
Length: 195 ft (59.4 m)
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Draught: 12 ft 6 in (3.8 m)
Propulsion:
Sail plan: Schooner-rigged
Speed: 14.5 kn (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)
Endurance: 3,000 nmi (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 138
Armament:

HMS Nymphe was a Nymphe-class composite screw sloop and the fifth ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name. She was renamed HMS Wildfire in 1906, HMS Gannet in 1916, and finally HMS Pembroke in 1917,[1] before she was sold in 1920.[2]

Construction and service history

Developed and constructed for the Royal Navy on a design by William Henry White, Director of Naval Construction, she was launched at Sheerness Dockyard on 1 May 1888.[2]

Commander Richard Bowles Farquhar was in command until 16 February 1900, when she paid off at Portsmouth for repairs.[5]

Fate

From August 1914 she was a shore training ship at Sheerness, was later renamed Wildfire[6] and was sold to Ward of Milford Haven for breaking in February 1920.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Winfield (2004)
  2. ^ a b c "Naval Sloops at battleships-cruisers.co.uk". Retrieved 8 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Chesneau and Kolesnik 1979, pp. 58.
  4. ^ Preston (2007) p.182
  5. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36068). London. 17 February 1900. p. 11.
  6. ^ "HMS Nymphe at Naval Database website". Retrieved 8 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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