Nymphe Class Sloop (1885)

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Four Nymphe class sloops, originally rated as gun vessels, were built for the Royal Navy between 1885 and 1902. They were the last composite hull sloops to be built for the Royal Navy and the first sloops to be designed under Sir William White.

Overview of 4 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Nymphe Portsmouth Royal Dockyard 5 Jul, 1887 1 May, 1888 Sold 1920
Buzzard Sheerness Royal Dockyard 1 May, 1886 10 May, 1887 Sold 1921
Daphne Sheerness Royal Dockyard 20 Jun, 1887 29 May, 1888 Sold 1904
Swallow Sheerness Royal Dockyard 1 Jan, 1885 27 Oct, 1885 Sold 1904

Design & Construction

Performance

Armament

See Also

Footnotes

Bibliography

  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


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