HMS Nimble (1860)
Nimble's sister ship Jeanette (ex-HMS Pandora) at Le Havre in 1878
|Ordered:||27 March 1858|
|Builder:||Pembroke Dockyard, Wales|
|Laid down:||30 October 1859|
|Launched:||15 September 1860|
|Commissioned:||8 April 1861|
|Beam:||25 ft 4 in (7.7 m) |
|Depth of hold:||13 ft (3.96 m)|
|Installed power:||334 ihp (249 kW)|
|Speed:||9.9 knots (18 km/h)|
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.
- Winfield (2004) p.221
- Winfield, Rif & Lyon, David (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815–1889. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-032-6. OCLC 52620555.
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