HMS Nimble (1860)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jeanette
Nimble's sister ship Jeanette (ex-HMS Pandora) at Le Havre in 1878
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Nimble
Ordered: 27 March 1858
Builder: Pembroke Dockyard, Wales
Laid down: 30 October 1859
Launched: 15 September 1860[1]
Commissioned: 8 April 1861[1]
Fate: Harbour service 1879
RNR training ship at Hull 1885
Sold to W R James on 10 July 1906[1]
General characteristics
Displacement: 570 tons
Length: 145 ft (44.2 m) oa
127 ft 10.25 in (39.0 m) pp
Beam: 25 ft 4 in (7.7 m) [1]
Depth of hold: 13 ft (3.96 m)
Installed power: 334 ihp (249 kW)[1]
Propulsion:
  • Single 2-cyl. horizontal single-expansion steam engine by A & J Inglis
  • Single screw
Speed: 9.9 knots (18 km/h)[1]
Complement: 60
Armament:
  • One 68-pdr muzzle-loading smooth-bore gun
  • Two 24-pdr howitzers
  • Two 20-pdr breech-loading guns[1]

HMS Nimble was a wooden Philomel-class gunvessel of the Royal Navy. She was equipped with 5 guns. She became a drill ship for the Royal Naval Reserve at Hull in 1885 and was disposed of in 1906.

History[edit]

HMS Nimble was launched on 15 September 1860 from the Pembroke Dockyard. In 1861 she was commanded by Lieutenant John D'Arcy on the North America and West Indies Station as a tender to HMS Nile. Commander Frederick William Lee was in command of Nimble from 19 October 1870 to 4 December 1871 and employed at Zanzibar in the suppression of the slave trade. She was placed in harbour service in 1879, and became a Royal Naval Reserve training ship at Hull in 1885.

She was sold to W. R. James on 10 July 1906.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Winfield (2004) p.221

External links[edit]