The Info List - HMS Nile

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Three ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Nile, after the Battle of the Nile in 1798:

HMS Nile (1806) was a 12-gun cutter purchased in 1806. This may have been the former hired armed cutter Nile. HMS Nile was put up for sale in October 1810,[1] and sold, but the purchaser rejected her; she was subsequently broken up in 1811. HMS Nile (1839) was a 92-gun second-rate ship of the line launched in 1839. She was converted to screw propulsion in 1854, renamed HMS Conway in 1876 whilst on loan as a training ship, and was burnt in 1956. HMS Nile (1888) was a Trafalgar-class ironclad launched in 1888 and sold in 1912.

In addition, the Royal Navy base at Ras el-Tin Point, Alexandria, Egypt, which operated between April 1939 and June 1946, was officially referred to as HMS Nile. Lastly, see also:

Hired armed brig Nile Hired armed cutter Nile Hired armed lugger Nile


^ "No. 16410". The London Gazette. 2 October 1810. p. 1564. 


Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475. 

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