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Six ships of Brtain's Royal Navy have been called HMS Nymphe (and one HMS Nymph), after the female nature spirits of Greek Mythology. Great Britain lies between Ireland and continental Europe. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse In Greek mythology, a nymph is any member of a large class of female nature spirits, sometimes bound to a particular location or landform. ... Greek mythology comprises the collected narratives of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition. ...

  • Nymph was a sloop of 14 guns launched in 1778 at Chatham Dockyard and destroyed in a fire in 1783 at Tortila in the West Indies.
  • The first Nymphe was a fifth rate of 36 guns captured from the French in 1780 but wrecked in December 1810 in the Firth of Forth.
  • The second Nymphe was was another fifth rate, with 38 guns. She was launched in 1812, having been renamed from Nereide before her launch, and renamed HMS Handy in 1871 before being broken up in 1875.
  • The third Nymphe was a wooden screw sloop launched at Deptford in 1866 and sold in 1884.
  • The fourth Nymphe was a composite screw sloop of 1140 tons, launched at Portsmouth Dockyard in 1888. She was renamed Wildfire in 1906 when she became a base ship, and Gannet in 1916 and finally Pembroke in 1917. She was sold in 1921 and broken up at Milford Haven.
  • The fifth Nymphe was a destroyer of 740 tons launched in 1911 and sold in 1921.
  • The most recent Nymphe was a sloop of 1350 tons laid down at Chatham Dockyard on 21 February 1945 but cancelled on 23 October 1945 before she had been launched.

1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Chatham Dockyard, located on the River Medway in Kent, England, came into existence at the time when, following the Reformation, relations with the Catholic countries of Europe had worsened, and thus requiring added defences. ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Firth of Forth from Calton Hill The Forth Bridges cross the Firth The Firth of Forth is the estuary or firth of Scotlands River Forth, where it flows into the North Sea between Fife to the north, and West Lothian, the City of Edinburgh, and East Lothian to... 1812 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... This article needs to be wikified. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... USS Constellation, a United States Navy sloop-of-war. ... Deptford is an area of the London Borough of Lewisham, on the south bank of the River Thames in south-east London. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Milford Haven (Welsh: Aberdaugleddau meaning Mouth of the Two Cleddaus) is a town in Pembrokeshire, Wales. ... USS Lassen, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast and maneuverable yet long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet or battle group and defend them against smaller, short-range attackers (originally torpedo boats, later submarines and aircraft). ... 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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