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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
Sabine1916rSee: Sabrina 1876
Sabrina1876.10.03ISGunboat363319221916 = Sabine, diving tender
Safeguard1849W-Coastguard hulk (brig)1862
Salamander1832.05.16WP2nd class sloop818101441883
Salamis1863.05.19WPDispatch vessel83598521873412
Samarang1822.01.01WW6th rate5002818831847 guardship
Sampson1844.10.01WP2nd class frigate1299210041864 
Sampson1877.01.31IPTug375530019231918.07=Orient
San Josef1797.02aWW1st rate245711418491797.02.14 captured at St Vincent (Spanish). 1839 gunnery training ship
Sandfly1855.09.01WSGunboat23241867413
Sandfly1872.12.05WWSurvey schooner12011883
Sans Pareil1794aWW3rd rate22458018421796.06.01 captured from the French. 1810 sheer hulk
Sans Pareil1851.03.18WS3rd rate23393800701867414Converted to screw on stocks
Sapphire1827.01.31WW6th rate604281864
Sapphire1874.09.24WSCorvette14051970141892
Sappho1806.12.15WWBrig-sloop384181830
Sappho1837.02.03WWBrig-sloop428161859Foundered on Australian station
Sappho1873.11.20CSSloop72794041887Launched 1873.10.20
Saracen1831.01.30WWBrig-sloop2281018621854 survey vessel
Saracen1862rSee: Young Queen 1862
Satellite1826.10.02WWSloop456181849
Satellite1855.09.26WSCorvette14622189211879415
Saturn1786.11.26WW3rd rate16467418681813.12 58 gun 4th rate. 1825.09 h.s.
Savage1830.12.29WWBrig-sloop2271018661853 dockyard chain lighter
Savage1856.05.05WSGunboat232418884161864 =YC.3, mooring vessel
Scorpion1832.07.28WWBrig-sloop2281018741848 survey vessel. 1858 lent Thames police
Scorpion1863.10aISTurret ship18572751419034171863.07.04 launched as El Tousson (Turkish) but intended for US Confederate navy. Siezed and purchased. 1869 guard ship. Foundered on passage after sale
Scotia1863.11aWPTug26801898418ex-mercantile, launched 1863.06.20
Scourge1844.11.09WP1st class sloop112461865419
Scourge1871.03.25ISGunboat254119304201904 = C.79, tank vessel
Scout1832.06.15WWSloop488181852
Scout1856.12.30WSCorvette2187211877
Scylla1809.06.29WWBrig-sloop385181846
Scylla1856.06.19WSCorvette14672189211882
Seaflower1830.05.20WWCutter11641866
Seaflower1873.02.25WSTraining brig425454819081836 Symonds design
Seagull1831.11.21WWSchooner27961852
Seagull1855.06.04WSGunboat23241864421
Seagull1868.03.06WSGunvessel66380531887422
Seahorse1830.07.21WW5th rate12154619021847 screw frigate. 1856 screw mortar frigate. 1870 = Lavinia, c.h.
Seahorse1880.07.07SSTug31952131920"Steel twin screw special service steamer"
Sealark1843.07.27WWBrig3191018981853 training brig
Security1785.03.10WWStoreship142185218?? dockyard service
Semiramis1808.07.25WW5th rate944361844
Sepoy1856.02.13WSGunboat23241868423
Serapis1866.09.02ISTroopship4173621131894
Seringapatam1819.09.05WW5th rate11524618731847 r.s. 1852 c.h.
Serpent1832.07.14WWBrig-sloop4341618611857 target
Serpent1860.06.23WSGunvessel69587741875424
Severn1856.01.24WW4th rate19445018764251860 screw frigate
Shah1873.09.10ISUnarmoured frigate4210625026191951Laid down (and launched?) as Blonde. 1904 = C.470 c.h. Sold 1919 and wrecked at Bermuda in 1926
Shamrock1812.08.08WWGun-brig1801218671831 h.s. 1863 = WV.18, Coastguard watch vessel
Shamrock1856.03.13WSGunboat23241867426
Shannon1806.05.05WW5th rate10663818591844 = St Laurence
Shannon1855.11.24WSFrigate26673636511871
Shannon1875.12.11ISFrigate53901518991883 Coastguard. 1893 reserve. Launched 1875.11.11
Sharpshooter1846.07.25ISGunvessel50362591869427
Shearwater1837aWPPacket3431857Transferred from Post Office, ex-Dolphin
Shearwater1861.10.17WSSloop669811111877
Sheerness1863.06aWPTug23301906429ex-Scotia, launched 1859.08.13
Sheldrake1825.05.19WWBrig-sloop228101855
Sheldrake1855.09.01WSGunboat23241865428
Sheldrake1875.07.03CSGunboat455419061888 = Drake, drill ship. 1893 = WV.29. 1906 = Drake
Sheppey1856rSee: Drake 1834
Sidon1846.05.26WP1st class frigate132981864
Simoom1849.05.24ISFrigate19802920201887430Not commissioned as frigate. 1852 troopship
Simoom1904rSee: Monarch 1868
Sinbad1834.02.27WWDockyard lighter10918661854 mortar vessel. 1855 = MV.2 1856 = Sinbad, YC.3
Sir Edward Hughes1806aWW5th rate962381859ex-East Indiaman, presenterd. 1807 = Tortoise, storeship 22. 1824 c.h. 1841 store hulk
Siren1841.04.23WWBrig-sloop549161868
Sirius1813.09.11WW5th rate10903818621860 target
Sirius1868.04.24WSSloop (1876: Corvette)176061885
Skipjack1827.08WWSchooner118318411841.06.01 wrecked in Cayman islands
Skipjack1855.08.04WSGunboat232418794311874 hulk
Skylark1826.05.06WWBrig-sloop1018451845.04.25 wrecked on Kimmeridge Ledge
Skylark1855.05.03WSGunboat23231906
Slaney1857.03.17WSGunboat301318704321870.05.09 wrecked in typhoon near Hong Kong
Snake1832.05.03WWBrig-sloop4341618471847.08.29 wrecked in Mozambique Channel
Snake1854.09.06WSGunvessel47721864433
Snake1871.03.25ISGunboat254119??4341907 = YC.15, dockyard cable lighter
Snap1847aSteam transport1848ex-slaver Cacique, captured and purchased
Snap1855.02.03WSGunboat232318684351868 resold to Japanese navy as Katu Ten Kan
Snap1872.12.11ISGunboat25111909436
Snapper1813.09.27WWGun-brig1841218651824 Coastguard
Snapper1854.10.04WSGunboat216284419064371865 c.h.
Snapper1914rSee: Mastiff 1871
Snipe1801.05.02WWGun-brig1851218461816 mooring lighter
Snipe1828.06.28WWCutter12261860
Snipe1860.05.05WSGunvessel42857051868438
Snipe1874.11.26Coastguard vessel2019141914.02.03 foundered. Raised and sold
Sophia1850.05aDiscovery vessel1501853Purchased
Soudan1840.06.08IPExploration vessel249253118441844 wrecked on Nigerian coast
Southampton1820.11.07WW4th rate14766019121867 lent as t.s.
Spanker1856.03.22WSGunboat23241874439
Sparrow1828.06.28WWCutter16018601844 survey ketch
Sparrow1860.07.07WSGunvessel42857051868440
Sparrowhawk1807.08.20WWBrig-sloop385181841
Sparrowhawk1856.02.09WSGunvessel67641872441
Spartan1841.08.16WW6th rate911261862
Spartan1868.11.14WSSloop (1876: Corvette)1269175561882442
Spartiate1798.08aWW3rd rate19497418571798.08.01 captured at the Nile (French). 1842 sheer hulk
Speedwell1841.07aWWSurvey cutter731855Purchased
Speedwell1861.02.12WSGunvessel57051876443
Speedy180307aWWBrig-sloop379161818Purchased ex-George Hibbert
Speedy1828.06.28WWCutter123418661853 = YC.11, mooring lighter
Speedy1860.07.18WSGunboat26833021889444
Spey1827.10.06WWPacket brig231418401833 packet. 1840.11.28 wrecked on Racoon Key, Bahamas
Spey1856.03.29WSGunboat23241863
Sphinx1846.02.17WP1st class sloop1056161161881
Spider1835.09.23WWSchooner183618611847 packet
Spider1856.02.23WSGunboat23241870
Spiteful1842.03.24WP1st class sloop1054137961883
Spitfire1834.03.26WPVessel553218421842.09.10 wrecked Jamaica
Spitfire1845.03.26WPGunvessel432500518881851 survey vessel. 1862 tug
Sprightly1818.06.03WWCutter61819 revenu cutter
Sprightly1837aWPPacket2341889445Launched 1823. Transferred from Post Office, ex-Harlequin
Spy1841.04.24WWBrigantine32031862
Squirrel1853.08.08WWBrig-sloop428121879
Squirrel1866Coastguard cutter401905
St Columba1847.07aWPPacket7201850Purchased on stocks
St George1840.08.27WW1st rate269312018834541859 screw
St Jean d'Acre1853.03.23WS2nd rate319954991011875
St Laurence1844rSee: Shannon 1806
St Vincent1815.03.11WW1st rate467212019061841 h.s. 1862 t.s.
Stag1830.10.02WW5th rate1218461866
Stag1861WWCoastguard yawl1201891
Star1835.04.29WWPacket brig358818991857 Coastguard watch vessel. 1863 = WV.11
Star1860.12.15WSGunvessel69541877446
Starling1829.10.31WWCutter108418441834 schooner, survey vessel
Starling1855.02.01WSGunboat23231871447
Staunch1856.01.31WSGunboat23241866448Sold for mercantile service
Staunch1867.12.04ISGunboat20011904449Prototype flatiron
Steady1860.02.08WSGunvessel57051870450
Stirling Castle1811.12.31WW3rd rate17747418611839 convict ship
Stork1796.11.29WWSloop427181816
Stork1855.04.07WSGunboat232318844511874 c.h.
Stromboli1839.08.27WP1st class sloop970128361866452
Styx1841.01.26WP1st class sloop1054137961866453
Success1825.08.31WW6th rate5042818491832 h.s.
Sulina1854.08aIPVessel1856Purchased
Sulphur1826.01.26WWBomb3751018571835 survey vessel. 1843 h.s.
Sultan1807.09.19WW3rd rate17517418641860 r.s. then target
Sultan1870.05.31ISCentral battery ironclad52349290121946455Ships book ADM 136/50. 1906 = Fisgard IV. 1932 = Sultan, training hulk
Sultan1932rSee: Sultan 1870
Superb1798.03.19WW3rd rate1919741826
Superb1842.09.06WW2nd rate2583801869
Superb1875.11.16ISCentral battery ironclad9170161906order by Turkey as Memduhie, later Hamidieh; purchased while building during Rusina war scare
Superiéure1803aWWSchooner1971418141803.06.30 captured from French off San Domingo
Supply1854.06.03ISStoreship63811001879456Purchased on stocks
Surly1855.03.31WWMortar vessel117118631855 = MV.9
Surly1856.03.18WSGunboat23241869457
Surprise1856.03.06WSGunvessel68041866458
Sutlej1855.04.17WW4th rate20665018694591860 screw
Swallow1824.07aWWBrig-sloop236101836Purchased ex-packet Marquis of Salisbury
Swallow1837.04aWPPacket1331848Transferred from Post Office, ex-Ferret
Swallow1854.06.12WSSloop48662691866460
Swallow1868.11.16WSGunvessel66480531882461
Swan1811.11.01WWCutter1441018741844 lent Church Mission Society
Swan1856.04.12WSGunboat232419064621869 hulk
Swift1835.11.21WWPacket brig361818661861 = YC.3 mooring vessel
Swiftsure1804.07.23WW3rd rate17247418451819.05 r.s.
Swiftsure1870.06.15ISCentral battery ironclad389369101419084631901 hulk. 1904 = Orontes
Swinger1804.09WWGun-brig178121812
Swinger1813.05.15WWGun-brig1801218771829 mooring lighter
Swinger1855.05.10WSGunboat23231864
Swinger1872.02.07CSGunboat295430419244641895 hulk
Sybille1794aWW5th rate10914418331794.06.17 captured from French in Mediterranean
Sybille1847.04.15WW5th rate1633361866
Sydenham1841.11aPGunvessel5961846Purchased
Sylph1821.06.15WWTender11418881862 lent Customs as watch vessel
Sylvia1827.03.24WWCutter70518591842 survey vessel
Sylvia1866.03.20WSGunvessel695865418891866.10 survey vessel

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