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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
Gadfly1856.04.21WSGunboat21221864
Galatea1810.08.31WW5th rate947361849
Galatea1859.09.14WSFrigate32274686261883190
Ganges1821.11.10WW2nd rate224835948419291865 t.s. 1906 = Tenedos III. 1910 = Indus V. 1922 = Impregnable III
Ganges1906rSee: Minotaur 1863
Ganges1908rSee: Caroline 1882
Ganges II1906rSee: Agincourt 1865
Ganges II1908rSee: Minotaur 1863
Gannet1814.11.13WWBrig-sloop386181838
Gannet1857.12.29WSSloop579890111877191
Garland1846.02.26WPPacket2951855
Garland1856.05.07WSGunboat21221864
Garnet1856.05.31WSGunboat23321864
Garnet1877.06.30CPCorvette18642120121904
Geyser1841.04.06WP1st class sloop1055137961866192 
Gibraltar1860.08.16WS2nd rate3716572410118992061872 t.s. 1889 = Grampian
Gladiator1844.10.15WP2nd class frigate1190196061879193
Glasgow1861.03.28WSFrigate30274020511884194
Glatton1855.04.18WSFloating battery1535141864195 
Glatton1871.03.08ISBreastwork monitor491041903196
Gleaner1837.06aWPGunvessel37131849Launched 1833. Transferred from Post Office, ex-Gulnare, 351 bm, rebuilt
Gleaner1854.10.07WSGunboat21641868197
Gloucester1812.02.27WW3rd rate17707418841832 40 gun 4th rate. 1861 h.s.
Gnat1856.05.10WSGunboat21221864198
Gnat1867.11.26CSGunvessel464418681991868.11.15 wrecked on Balabac Island, China Sea
Goldfinch1808.08.08WWBrig-sloop237101838
Goldfinch1856.02.02WSGunboat23241869200
Goliath1842.07.25WW2nd rate25968018752011857 screw. 1870 t.s. 1875.12.22 burnt by accident
Gorgon1837.08.31WPFrigate1111161061864 
Gorgon1871.10.14ISCoast defence monitor356041903203
Goshawk1856.02.09WSGunboat23241869204
Goshawk1872.01.23CSGunboat430419062051902 hulk
Gossamer1821aWWTender481861Purchased on stocks
Grampian1889r206See: Gibraltar 1860
Grampus1845rSee: Tremendous 1784
Grappler1845.12.30IPVessel55731850
Grappler1855.05.01WWMortar vessel161118961855.10 = MV.18. 1866 hulk
Grappler1856.03.29WSGunboat232418852071868 sold and converted to tug, 1885 burnt
Grasshopper1855.12.08WSGunboat23241871208
Grecian1838.04.24WWBrig-sloop484161865
Greenock1849.04.30ISFrigate14132065101852Laid down as Pegasus. Sold for commercial use
Greyhound1783.12.11WW5th rate6823218081808.10.04 wrecked in the Philippines
Greyhound1859.06.15WSSloop (1862: Corvette)88012601719062091869 h.s.
Griffin1858rSee: Griffon 1832
Griffon1832.09.11WWBrig-sloop1018691854 h.s. 1857 c.h. 1858 = Griffin
Griffon1860.02.25WSGunvessel425570518662101866.10 stranded after collision with Pandora off Little Popo, west Africa
Grinder1855.03.07WSGunboat23231864211
Grinder1868.03.21WPTug33250501919
Griper1813.07.14WWGun-brig18218681824 Artic discovery sloop, 2 guns. 1836 Coastguard. 1856 target
Griper1855.12.11WSGunboat23241869212
Growler1841.07.20WP1st class sloop1054137961854
Growler1855.03.31WWMortar vessel117118631855.10 = MV.4
Growler1856.05.08WSGunboat23241864213
Growler1868.12.01CSGunvessel58441887214
Gulnare1855aSurvey cutter311863
Hamadryad1823.07.25WW5th rate10824619051866 lend as seamans hospital
Handy1856.05.31WSGunboat23321868215
Handy1871rSee: Nymphe 1812
Hannibal1854.01.31WS2nd rate313647359119042161874 hulk
Happy Ladd1855aGunboat1856Sold to Turkish navy
Hardy1855.03.14WWMortar vessel117118581855.10 = MV.12
Hardy1856.03.01WSGunboat23241869217
Harlequin1813.05.17WWBrig-sloop385181829
Harlequin1836.03.18WWBrig-sloop4331618891860 coal hulk
HarpyWWRevenue cutter
Harpy1825.07.16WWBrig-sloop232101841
Harpy1845.03.04IPGunboat344505319092181892 target
Harrier1804.08.22WWBrig-sloop3831818091809.03 foundered in Indian Ocean
Harrier1831.11.08WWSloop486181840
Harrier1854.05.13WSSloop7471047171866219 
Hart1868.08.20CSGunvessel46458441888220
Hastings1819.06aWW3rd rate1763741886Purchased, ex-Indiaman. 1855 screw blockship 60 guns. 1870 coal hulk
Hasty1812.08.26WWGun-brig1821218701819 survey vessel. 1827 mud-engine
Hasty1856.01.10WSGunboat2321865221
Hasty1867.08.14IPTug12013601885222
Haughty1856.02.09WSGunboat23241867223
Havannah1811.03.26WW5th rate9493619051860 lent as t.s.
Havock1805.07.25WWGun-brig1841218591821 light vessel. 1843 watch vessel
Havock1855.03.14WWMortar vessel120118741855.10 = MV.5. 18?? = WV.27 Customs
Havock1856.03.20WSGunboat23241871224
Hawk1869.04.14SCoastguard vessel37241619221888 = Amelia. 1905 = Colleen. 1916 = Colleen (old). 1918 = Emerald. 1918 = Cuckoo
Hawke1820.03.16WW3rd rate17547418651855 screw blockship 60 guns
Hazard1837.04.21WWSloop431181866
Hearty1855aWPTug22134601876225ex-Merry Monarch. 1854 launched
Hebe1826.12.14WW5th rate10784618731839 r.s. 1861 hulk
Hecate1839.03.30WP2nd class sloop817109641865
Hecate1871.09.30ISCoast defence monitor348041903
Hecla1815.07.22WWBomb3751018311819 artic discovery vessel
Hecla1839.01.14WP2nd class sloop817109641863 
Hecla1855.05aISStoreship7001866Transferred from Treasury Dept. 1855.06 = Wye
Hecla1878.03.07ISTorpedo depot ship640061926Laid down as mercantile British Crown
Hector1862.09.26ISBroadside ironclad frigate67101819052261900 part of Vernon torpedo school
Helena1843.07.11WWBrig-sloop5491619211861 c.h. 1863 police hulk. 1868 church ship. 1883 police hulk
Helicon1865.01.31WPDispatch vessel8371000219052271888 = Enchantress
Herald1824rSee: Termagant 1822
Hercules1815.09.05WW3rd rate17507418651853 h.s.
Hercules1868.02.10ISCentral battery ironclad87001419321881 to Coastguard. 1905 accommodation ship. 1909 = Calcutta. 1915 = Fisgard II
Hermes1830rSee: Courier 1829
Hermes1835.06.26WPSloop716789218642281842 rebuilt as 830 bm
Hermes1866rSee: Minotaur 1816
Hero1816.09.21WW3rd rate17567419081816.12 = Wellington. 1862 = Akbar, t.s.
Hero1858.04.15WS2nd rate31484765911871229
Hero1885.10.27SSTurret ram6440619081908.02.12 sunk as target off Kentish Knock, raised and broken up
Heroine1841.08.16WWPacket brig359818781865 h.s.
Heron1847.09.27WWBrig4821618591859.05.09 foundered between Ascension & Sierra Leone
Heron1860.07.05WSGunboat23233021881230
Herring1856.01.10WSGunboat23241865231
Hesper1855aISStoreship808418681854 built as mercantile Hesperus. 1855.05.24 acquired from the Treasury. 1868.10 sold under original name
Hibernia1804.11.17WW1st rate253011019021855 base ship
Hibernia1902rSee: Achilles 1863
Highflyer1851.08.13WSCorvette (1852: Frigate)115319022118712321852 reclassed corvette
Highlander1856.04.29WSGunboat23218842331868 = YC.51, steam-dredger
Himalaya1854aISTroopship3438469019402341853.05.24 launched. Purchased from P&O. 1895 = C60 c.h. 1920 sold. 1940 sunk in air attack.
Hind1855.05.03WSGunboat23231872235
Hindostan1804.05aWW4th rate1249541855ex-E. Indiaman Admiral Rainer. 1811 = storeship, 20 guns. 1819 = Dolphin. 1830 = Justitia, convict ship
Hindostan1841.08.02WW2nd rate202932428019211868 t.s. 1905 = Fisgard III. 1920 = Hindostan
Hindostan1920rSee: Hindostan 1841
Hogue1811.10.03WW3rd rate17507418652361849 screw blockship, 60 guns
Hood1859.05.04WS2nd rate33089118882371872 h.s.
Hope1824.12.08WWPacket brig231318821846 Lazarette
Horatio1807.04.23WW5th rate10903818652381849 screw frigate blockship. 1855 mortar frigate 2 mortars
Hornet1831.08.24WWPacket brigantine18161845
Hornet1854.04.13WSSloop7531045171868239
Hornet1868.03.10CSGunvessel46560341889240
Hotspur1828.10.09WW5th rate11714619021868 = Monmouth
Hotspur1870.03.19ISIronclad ram433131904241
Hound1846.05.23WWBrig358818871872 breakwater
Howe1805aWWStoreship1048201864ex-E. Indiaman Kaikusroo. 1806 = Dromedary. 1819 convict ship.
Howe1815.03.28WW1st rate26191201854
Howe1860.03.07WS1st rate4245695912119212481885 = Bulwark h.s.1886 = Impregnable. 1919 = Bulwark.
Howe1885.04.28ISBarbette ironclad103001019101892.11.02 wrecked off Ferrol; 1893 salvaged
Hunter1856.06.07WSGunboat23321884242
Hussar1807.04.23WW5th rate10773818611833 h.s. 1861 target
Hyacinth1829.05.06WWSloop4351818711860 c.h.
Hyaena1856.04.03WSGunboat23241870245
Hyaena1873.08.30ISGunboat25411906
Hydra1838.06.13WP2nd class sloop817109641870243 
Hydra1871.12.28ISCoast defence monitor348041903244
Hyperion1807.11.03WW5th rate978321833

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