HMS Nymphe (1866)
HMS Nymphe (1866)

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NameNymphe (1866)Explanation
Launched24 November 1866   
HullWooden Length187 feet
PropulsionScrew Men150
Builders measure1084 tons   
Displacement1570 tons   
Fate1884 Last in commission1879
Ships bookADM 135/331   
24 November 1866Launched at Deptford Dockyard.
13 June 1867Commanded (from commissioning at Woolich) by Commander Thomas Barnardiston, East Indies
- 21 January 1870
Commanded by Commander Edward Spencer Meara, East Indies (until Meara invalided)
21 January 1870Commanded by Commander John Campion Wells, East Indies
1 October 1870
- 14 August 1871
Commanded (until paying off) by Commander Richard Adams, East Indies
5 January 1875Commanded by Commander Francis Grant Suttie, Australia
- 10 May 1879
Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain Samuel Philip Townsend, Australia
December 1884Sold for breaking up.
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Tu 25 July 1871The following vessels of war are now on their passage home for the purpose of being put out of commission and their crew paid off: - The Forte, 24, 2,364 tons, 400-horse power, Capt. H. Fairfax, flagship of Rear-Admiral J.H. Cockburn, commanding the East India squadron, and the Nymph, 4, 1,084 tons, 300-horse power, Commander R. Adams, from the East Indies; the Charybdis, 17, 1,506 tons, 400-horse power, Capt. A.M'L. Lyons, from the Pacific; the Virago, 6, 1,053 tons, 200-horse power, paddlewheel steamer, Commander H.S. Sandys, from Australia; the Jaseur, 5, 427 tons, 80-horse power, Commander C.F. Hotham, and the Lee, 5, 431 tons, 80-horse power, Commander C. S. Fitton, from the Mediterranean; and the Vestal, 4, 1,081 tons, 300-horse power, Commander W.R. Kennedy, and the Myrmidon, 4, 695 tons, 200-horse power, Commander H.L. Holder, for North America and the West Indies. The Dryad, 4, 1,086 tons, 300-horse power, Commander G. Parsons, is to be paid off and re-commissioned at Bombay, and the Rapid, 3, 672 tons, 150-horse power, Commander the Hon. F.L. Wood, at Malta.

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