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27-10-2009, 10:35
Does anyone have any info. regarding HMS Nile from 1901 onwards?

Derek Dicker
27-10-2009, 12:06
Good Mng, try this link.

Derek (Bunts)


28-10-2009, 00:32
After being up the Straits for six years, she became Guard Ship at Devonport from January, 1898. In February, 1903, joined the Dockyard Reserve and then commissioned in Reserve in March. When the Home Fleet was formed she was given a nucleus crew and joined the 4th Division at Devonport. In June, 1911, she was relegated to the E Division and put on the sale list. Sold out of the Service on 9th July, 1912. (From Oscar Parkes' "British Battleships".)

I don't know what this has to do with the China Station!

28-10-2009, 00:49
This is HMS Nile taken around 1905. All the other pictures I have of her predate this postcard and show her painted black/white.

28-10-2009, 00:56
thanks Terry.

Not the best looking ship that I have seen

28-10-2009, 00:58
Agreed Dave - although to be fair I find that most pre-dreadnoughts are decidedly ugly compared to the Battleships that arrived after Dreadnought...

28-10-2009, 01:04
NILE was a turret ship and its hard to find a goodlooking turret ship.

As far as pre-dreadnoughts are concerned, some of them were quite attractive in design e.g. the KEVII class (IMHO).

28-10-2009, 01:26
True they are less ugly than the turret ships but nothing like as handsome as the battleships that appeared from Orion onward IMHO.

04-11-2009, 13:00
Does anyone have any info. regarding HMS Nile from 1901 onwards?

No, but here's a photo of her Captain coming on board at Malta, 3 years earlier.