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Home-Loney-Background-The Royal Navy A; B; C; D; E - F; G - H; I - L; M; N - P; Q - R; S; T - U; V - Z;??

Name: Follow links in this column for details of the career of unarmoured wooden screw vessels (or for snippets for other vessels).
Launched: "1800a" means acquired in 1800; "1800r" means renamed in 1800 to name shown in "Name" column; see "Note" column for original name, under which entry other details are given.
H(ull): C = composite, I = iron, S = steel, W = wood.
P(ropulsion): H = hydraulic, P = paddle, S = screw, W = sail.
B.M. = burthen, builders measure (tons).
Disp. = displacement (tons); during this period displacement was replacing burthen as a measure of the "size" of vessels.
Guns = initial number of guns (may have been different later in career). TT = torpedo tubes.
Fate: year of sale, breaking up or loss; if lost or sold for reuse see details in "Note" column.
SB = ships book in PRO London: ADM 135/xxx (giving the history of the maintenance of the ship - hull, machinery and armament - from construction to disposal).
Note: "1800 = Nnnnnn" means renamed to Nnnnnn in 1800; "1850 screw 1000 bm" means converted to a screw ship of 1000 tons burthen in 1850. c.h. = coal hulk; d.s. = depot ship.; h.s. = harbour service; r.s = receiving ship; t.s. = training ship; MV = mortar vessel; WV = watch vessel; YC = yard craft. Merchant ship names in italics. Data in red are alternate data when sources disagree.

The data are mainly derived from Colledge; Gardner; and Lyon and Winfield. For vessels not given here, try Paul Benyon's Index of 19th Century Naval Vessels. For earlier vessels, go to Mike Phillip's Ships of the Old Navy.

ShipLaunchH.P.TypeB.M.Disp.GunsFateS.B.Note
Quail1830.09.30WWCutter10841859To Liberian govt
Quail1856.06.02WSGunboat23241861379
Queen1839.05.15WW1st rate31041101871380Laid down as Royal Frederick. 1859 screw 86 guns 3249 bm
Queen Charlotte1810.05.17WW1st rate228910418921859 = Excellent, gunnery ship
Queen Charlotte1859rSee: Boyne 1810
Racehorse1830.05.24WWSloop4381819011860 c.h.
Racehorse1860.03.19WSGunvessel695877318641864.11.04 wrecked Chefoo (modern Yantai), China
Racer1833.07.18WWBrig-sloop431161852
Racer1857.11.04WSSloop579868111876381
Racoon1857.04.25WSCorvette14672306211877382
Rainbow1823.11.20WW6th rate503281838
Rainbow1856.03.08WSGunboat232418883831857 survey vessel. 1872 drill ship
Raleigh1806.12.24WWBrig-sloop3831818411839 target
Raleigh1845.05.08WW4th rate19395018571857.04.14 wrecked near Macao
Raleigh1873.03.01ISUnarmoured frigate32155200221905384
Rambler1856.02.21WSGunboat21221869385Laid down as Ramble
Rambler1880.01.26CSGunboat835319071884 = survey vessel
Ramillies1785.07.12WW3rd rate16707418501831.06 h.s.
Ranger1835.07.25WWPacket brig363818671860 hulk
Ranger1859.11.26WSGunvessel42857051869386
Rapid1808.10.22WWBrig-sloop261141814
Rapid1829.08.17WWBrig-sloop2351018381838.04.12 wrecked off Crete
Rapid1840.06.03WWBrig31981856
Rapid1860.11.29WSSloop672896111881
Rattler1843.04.12WSSloop8881112111856Laid down as Ardent
Rattler1862.03.18WSSloop (1862: Corvette)95012801718683871868.09.24 wrecked China station
Rattlesnake1822.03.26WW6th rate503281860
Rattlesnake1861.07.09WSCorvette17052431211882
Raven1829.10.21WWSurvey cutter108418591848 quarantine ship. 1850 Coastguard
Raven1855.04.19WWMortar vessel155118561855.10 = MV.13
Raven1856.03.08WSGunboat23241875388
Ready1856.05.12WSGunboat23321864389
Ready1872.09.24WSGunvessel462610419203901894 tank vessel. 1916 = Drudge
Recruit1806.08.31WWBrig-sloop383181822
Recruit1846.06.10IWBrig462121849Only RN iron sailing ship. Resold and converted to Harbinger, screw
Recruit1855.01aIPGunboat54046861869ex-Prussian Nix, launched 1851
Redbreast1805.04.27WWGun-brig1781218501815 Customs hulk
Redbreast1817.02.18WWCutter tender80121850
Redbreast1855.05.05WWMortar vessel155118651855.10 = MV.19
Redbreast1856.03.11WSGunboat23241864
Redoubtable1815.01.26WW3rd rate1759741841
Redpole1855aWPTug36001872391ex-Racehorse, launched 1853.05.09
Redwing1837.04aWPPacket1391849Transferred from Post Office, ex-Richmond
Redwing1855.03.19WSGunboat232318783921857 h.s.
Refuge1850.02aWWDiscovery vessel42401879ex-"Ptarmigan", purchased. 1850.03 = Resolute. 1855 abandoned in the Artic and later salved
Reindeer1829.09.29WWPacket brig230818471841 h.s.
Reindeer1866.03.29WSSloop (1862: Corvette)9531365171876393
Renard1828rSee: Reynard 1821
Renard1856.04.23WSGunvessel68285041866394
Renard1873.01.16WWSchooner12011883
Renira1847aWWSchooner tender861850
Rennie1813.03.18WW40186318?? tank vessel
Renown1857.03.28WS2nd rate33195500911870395Sold North German Confederation navy
Repulse1868.04.25WSCentral battery ironclad374961901218893961881 guard ship
Research1863.08.15WSCentral battery ironclad sloop1253174141884Laid down as Trent, Cameleon class wooden screw sloop
Resistance1805.08.10WW5th rate10813818581842 troopship
Resistance1861.04.11ISBroatside ironclad frigate371060701819003971885 target. 1898 sold. 1899.03.05 foundered in Hollyhead Bay, raised and broken up
Resolute1805.04.17WWGun-brig1811218521814 tender. 1816 diving bell vessel. 1844 convict hulk
Resolute1850rSee: Refuge 1850
Resolute1855.02.19ISStoreship1593187741857 Adventure, troopship
Retribution1844.07.02WP1st class frigate1641101864Laid down as Watt
Revenge1805.04.13WW3rd rate1954741849
Revenge1859.04.16WS2nd rate332252609119231872 base ship. 1890 = Empress, t.s.
Revenge1892.11.03ISFirst class battleship141501419191915 = Redoubtable
Reynard1821.10.26WWBrig-sloop2371018571828 = Renard. 1841 mooring vessel
Reynard1848.03.21WSSloop516656818511851.05.31 wrecked Pratas Schoal, China
Rhadamanthus1832.04.16WP2nd class sloop813108651864
Rhin1806.07aWW5th rate10803818841806.07.27 captured, French
Rifleman1809.08.12WWBrig-sloop387181836
Rifleman1846.08.10WSGunboat48659291869398
Rifleman1872.11.20WSGunvessel46261041890399
Rinaldo1860.03.26WSSloop (1862: Corvette)9511365171884
Ringdove1806.10.16WWBrig-sloop385181829
Ringdove1833.06WWBrig-sloop429161850
Ringdove1856.02.22WSGunvessel67441866400
Ringdove1867.09.04WSGunvessel66677431882401
Ripple1856.06.02WSGunboat23241866402
Rochester1833WDockyard craft1877
Rocket1842.07IPTender701850
Rocket1855.05.05WWMortar vessel156118651855.10 = MV.20
Rocket1856.04.21WSGunboat23241864
Rocket1868.04.08CSGunvessel46458441888403
Rodney1833.06.18WW2nd rate25909218844041860 screw 91 guns
Roebuck1856.03.22WSGunvessel86861864
Rolla1829.12.10WWSloop231101868
Romney1815.02.24WW4th rate12275818451820 troopship. 1837 depot for freed slaves
Rosamond1846rSee: Infernal 1843
Rosario1860.10.17WSSloop673927111884
Rose1821.06.01WWSloop398181851
Rose1856.04.21WSGunboat23241868405
Rose1857.05aWWSurvey cutter371864Stranded
Rover1808.02.13WWBrig-sloop385181828
Rover1832.07.17WWSloop590181845
Rover1853.06.21WWBrig560161862Sold to Prussian navy
Rover1874.08.12ISCorvette3490181893
Royal Adelaide1828.07.29WW1st rate244641221041905Laid down as London. 1860 d.s.
Royal Adelaide1833.12WWYacht501877On Virginia Water for use of Prince of Wales
Royal Albert1854.05.13WS1st rate372655171211884406
Royal Alfred1864.10.15WSCentral battery ironclad406867071818854071874 h.s.
Royal Charlotte1824.11.22WWYacht20261832
Royal Escape1792.11.29WWTransport11018771816? dockyard service. By 1866 = YC.4
Royal George1809.07WWSloop3402018??1814 = Niagara
Royal George1817.07.17WWYacht33019051843 h.s.
Royal George1827.09.22WW1st rate26161201875408Laid down as Neptune. 1853 screw
Royal Oak1809.03.04WW3rd rate17597418501825 h.s.
Royal Oak1862.09.10WSBroadside ironclad frigate40566366351885
Royal Sovereign1786.09.11WW1st rate217510018411825 = Captain h.s.
Royal Sovereign1804.05WWYacht2781849
Royal Sovereign1857.04.25WS1st rate3765607113118854091864 ironclad turret ship, 5080 disp, 5 guns
Royal Sovereign1891.02.26SS1st class battleship14150421913
Royal William1833.04.02WW1st rate269412018991860 screw 89 guns. 1885 = Clarence, t.s. 1899.07.26 burnt by accident in the Mersey
Royalist1823.05.12WWbrig-sloop231101838
Royalist1841.07aWWBrig24961895ex-Mary Gordon, purchased.1856 police hulk
Royalist1861.12.14WSSloop669918111875
Ruby1842.07IPTender731846Expended in gunnery trials
Ruby1854.10.07WSGunboat21641868410
Ruby1878.08.09CPCorvette186421201219211904 c.h.
Rupert1872.03.12ISIronclad turret ram544041907411
Russell1822.05.22WW3rd rate17517418651855 screw blockship 60 guns

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