H.M.S. Nile (1888)

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H.M.S. Nile (1888)
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 8 Apr, 1886[2]
Launched: 27 Mar, 1888[3]
Completed: Jul, 1891[4]
Commissioned: 10 Jul, 1891[5]
Sold: 9 Jul, 1912
Fate: Scrapped

H.M.S. Nile was one of two Trafalgar class battleships completed in 1890 and 1891.

Service

Nile was commissioned by Captain Gerard H. U. Noel at Portsmouth on 30 June, 1891.[6]

On 25 October 1901, she collided with Trafalgar and Captain Rolleston was told that the Admiralty observed "with surprise and regret that he did not consider his immediate attendance on deck necessary during the performance of a Fleet Evolution, especially in view of the fact that the movement in question was ordered for the purpose of taking the squadron into narrow waters."[7]

On 9 July, 1912, she was sold at auction for £34,900 to T. W. Ward of Sheffield.[8]

Radio

In 1901, while serving as a Port Guard ship, she had or was slated to receive a "1 to 52" W/T set.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 31.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 31.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 31.
  4. Burt. British Battleships: 1889-1904. p. 48.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 31.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 1 July, 1891. Issue 33365, col F, p. 10.
  7. Rolleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/365. ff. 1118, 1121.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 10 July, 1912. Issue 39447, col D, p. 6.
  9. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1901. p. 111.
  10. Noel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 956.
  11. Noel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 956.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 28 October, 1893. Issue 34094, col B, p. 7.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 28 January, 1896. Issue 34798, col D, p. 10.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 274.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 284.
  16. Rolleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/365. ff. 1118, 1121.
  17. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 284.
  18. Rolleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/365. ff. 1118, 1121.
  19. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  20. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  21. Lewes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 300.
  22. Lewes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 300.
  23. Kelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 312.
  24. Kelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 312.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 349.
  26. Christian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/403. f. 482.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 350.
  28. Christian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/403. f. 482.

Bibliography


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