HMS Nymphe (1812)
HMS Nymphe (1812)


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NameNymphe (1812)Explanation
TypeFifth rate   
Launched12 April 1812
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure1087 tons
Displacement 
Guns38
Fate1875
Class 
Ships book
NoteLaid down as Nereide.
1836 h.s.
1871 = Handy
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
1814
- November 1815
Commanded by Captain Hugh Pigot
(January 1840)Receiving ship at Sheerness
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Th 5 April 1866The Ætna, one of the old class of iron floating batteries, built during the late war with Russia, and since laid up in the Chatham Steam Reserve, has been stripped of the whole of her internal fittings, bulkheads, &c, and her machinery taken out, in order that she may be fitted as a floating residence for the married officers of the metropolitan police doing duty at the dockyard, who have hitherto been accommodated on board the Nymph, 42. The Ætna has been completely fitted for the service for which she is intended, and in the course of a few days will be taken possession of by the members of the police force. The Nymph is to be fitted and used exclusively as a Roman Catholic floating chapel for the officers and men of the fleet.


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