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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
Naiad1797.02.27WW5th rate10203818661847 coal depot
Namur1756.03.03WW2nd rate18149018331805.05 74 gun 3rd rate. 1807.09 h.s.
Nankin1850.03.16WW4th rate204925405019051866 hospital hulk. 1895 sold
Narcissus1801.05.12WW5th rate8943218371823.12 convict ship
Narcissus1859.10.26WSFrigate26653548511883
Nassau1866.02.20WSGunvessel69587718803181866.07 survey ship
Nautilus1830.03.11WWBrig-sloop2331018781852 t.s. 1872 hulk
Nelson1814.07.04WW1st rate261712019283191860 screw 89 guns. 1867 to New South Wales govt. 1898 sold as store hulk, later coal hulk
Nelson1876.11.04ISArmoured cruiser76301819101901 t.s.
Nemesis1826.08.19WW5th rate1168461866
Neptune1832.09.27WW1st rate269412018751859 screw 89 guns
Neptune1863Coastguard cutter601905
Neptune1878.03aISMasted turret ship9310619031874.09.10 launched as Brazalian Independencia. Purched while completing
Nerbudda1835Cutter4921862
Nerbudda1847.02.06WWBrig-sloop4451218561856.07.10 foundered off Cape of Good Hope
Nereus1821.07.30WW5th rate10954618791843 storeship, h.s.
Netley1823.03.13WWCutter122818591848.10 foundered at Spithead and raised
Netley1866.07.02WSGunboat26833021885321
Nettle1856.02.09WSGunboat21221868322
Nettle1870rSee: Thunderer 1831
Newcastle1813.11.10WW4th rate15566018501824 h.s.
Newcastle1860.10.16WSFrigate40205119293231889 powder hulk
Newport1867.07.20WSGunvessel42557018813241868 survey vessel. Sold as Pandora
Niagara1814rSee: Royal George 1809
Niemen1820.11.23WW6th rate502281828
Niger1846.11.18WSSloop (1862: Corvette)10131454141869325
Nightingale1855.12.22WSGunboat23241867326
Nile1839.06.28WW2nd rate25989019561854 screw. 1876 = Conway, t.s. 1853.04.14 stranded in Menai strait. 1956.10.31 accidentally burnt
Nimble1826aWWSchooner16851834ex=Bolivar. 1834.11.04 wrecked in Bahama Channel
Nimble1860.09.15WSGunvessel428570519063271879 h.s.
Nimrod1828.08.26WWSloop502201907Laid down as 6th rate Andromeda. 1853 = C.1, c.h. 18?? = C.76
Nimrod1856.04.21WSGunvessel86861865328
Niobe1849.09.18WW6th rate10512818621862 sold to Prussian navy
Niobe1866.05.31WSSloop10831570418743291874.05.21 wrecked Miquelon Island
Nisus1810.04.03WW5th rate1074381822
North Star1824.12.07WW6th rate501281860
Northampton1876.11.18ISArmoured frigate76522119051894 t.s.
Northumberland1798.02.02WW3rd rate19077418501827 hulk
Northumberland1866.04.17ISBroadside ironclad frigate6621107802819273301898 d.s. 1904 = Acheron, t.s. 1909 = C.8 hulk. 1926 = C.68. Resold as hulk Stedmound
Nymphe1812.04.12WW5th rate1087381875Laid down as Nereide. 1836 h.s. 1871 = Handy
Nymphe1866.11.24WSSloop1084157041884331
Oberon1847.01.02IPSloop6501055418803321870 target
Ocean1805.10.24WW2nd rate22919818751841 d.s.1853 c.h.
Ocean1863.03.19WSBroadside ironclad frigate40476832241882333Laid down as 2nd rate 91 guns
Ocean1898.07.05ISFirst class battleship129501619151915.03.18 Sunk by shore batteries in the Dardanelles
Octavia1849.08.18WW4th rate21255018763341861 screw 3832 disp
Odin1846.07.24WP1st class frigate1310181865
Old President1903rSee: President 1829
Onyx1845.11IPPacket2921854
Onyx1856.04.03WSGunboat212218733351869 steam-lump
Opal1875.03.09CSCorvette2120121892Laid down as Magicienne
Opossum1808WSBrig-sloop236101841
Opossum1808.07.08WWbrig-sloop237101819
Opossum1856.02.28WSGunboat232418963361874 hulk
Orestes1824.05.31WWSloop4601819051852 = C.28, c.h.
Orestes1860.08.18WSCorvette17172431211866337
Orient1918rSee Sampson 1877
Orion1854.11.06WS2nd rate3281911867338Converted to screw on stocks
Orion1879.01.23ISCentral battery ironclad487041913Laid down as Turkish Buruc-i-Zaffer. Purchased on stocks. 1909.12 = Orontes, depot ship.
Orlando1858.06.12WSFrigate37405643401871339
Orontes1862.11.22ISTroopship28124857318933401876 lengthened 5600 disp
Orontes1904rSee: Swiftsure 1870
Orontes1909.12See: Orion 1879
Orpheus1809.08.12WW5th rate947361819
Orpheus1860.06.23WSCorvette170623652118631863.02.07 wrecked Manukau Bar, New Zealand
Orwell1866.12.27WSGunboat268330218901890 sold Customs Board
Osborne1854r341See: Victoria and Albert 1843
Osborne1870.12.19WPYacht18561908342
Osprey1844.04.02WWBrig4251218461846.03.11 wreched off Hokianga, New Zealand
Osprey1856.03.22WSGunvessel682418673431867.05.30 wrecked off Cape St. Francis, Algoa Bay, South Africa
Otter1837aWPPacket2371893344Launched 1827. Transferred from Post Office, ex-Wizard. 1854 gunvessel. 1865 tug. 1878 c.h
Owen Glendower1808.11.21WW5th rate9513618841842 convict ship
Pacific1844.12aReceiving ship1101868Purchased. (later?) light vessel at the Cape of Good Hope
Pallas1804.11.17WW5th rate6673218101810.12.18 wrecked in Firth of Forth
Pallas1818.04.13WW5th rate9513618621836 c.h.
Pallas1865.03.14WSCentral battery ironclad corvette2372366161886345
Pandora1813.08.12WWBrig-sloop383181831
Pandora1833.07.14WWPacket brig319318621857 Coastguard watch vessel
Pandora1861.02.07WSGunvessel42857051875346
Pantaloon1831.12aWWBrig340101852Purchased
Pantaloon1860.09.26WSSloop574798111867347
Parthian1856.05.08WSGunboat23241864
Partridge1829.10.12WWBrig-sloop231101864
Partridge1856.03.29WSGunboat23241864
Paz1807aWWSchooner1218141807.02.03 Captured from Spanish at Montevideo
Peacock1856.04.12WSGunboat23241869348
Pearl1828.03.17WWSloop558201851
Pearl1855.09.13WSCorvette14692187211884349 
Pearlen1807aWW5th rate12043818461807.09.07 captured from Danes at Copenhagen. 1811 = Perlen. 1813.03 lazaretto. 1836 = Perlin
Pegasus1878.06.13CSSloop113061892
Pelican1812.08WWBrig-sloop3851818651863 = WV.29
Pelican1860.07.19WSSloop (1862: Corvette)9521365171869350Sold as Hawk. resold to Portuguese navy as Infanta Dom Henrique. Launched 1860.07.09
Pelorus1808.06.25WWBrig-sloop3851818411839.11.25 wrecked in a cyclone at Port Essington, N.T., Australia, but subsequently raised and repaired
Pelorus1857.02.05WSCorvette14622330211869351
Pelter1813.08.27WWGun-brig1841218621827 Coastguard
Pelter1854.08.26WSGunboat21641864
Pelter1867Tank vessel1905352
Pembroke1812.06.23WW3rd rate17587419051855 screw blockship 60 guns. 1858 Coastguard. 1873 base ship at Chatham. 1890 = Forte r.s.
Pembroke1890rSee: Duncan 1859
Pembroke1919rSee: Achilles 1863
Penelope1829.08.13WW5th rate10914618641843 paddle 1616 bm 12 guns
Penelope1867.06.18CSCentral battery ironclad corvette309644701119123531891 guard ship. 1897 prison hulk
Penguin1838.04.10WWPacket brig360618711857 Coastguard watch vessel. 1863 = WV.31
Penguin1860.02.08WSGunvessel42857051870354
Penguin1876.03.25CSSloop1130619241890 = survey ship. 1908 = d.s. 1913 to R.Aust.N.
Perlen1811rSee: Pearlen 1807
Perlin1836rSee: Pearlen 1807
Perseus1812.11.20WW6th rate5222218501818 h.s.
Perseus1861.08.21WSSloop (1862: Corvette)95513651719311904 = Defiance II
Perseverance1854.07.11ISTroopship19671860ex-Russian Sobraon, purchased on stocks. 1860.10.21 wrecked in Cape Verde Islands
Perseverance1875.01.19IPTug28053801911
Persian1839.10.07WWBrig-sloop484161866
Pert1856.04.03WSGunboat21221864
Pert1868.06.22CSGunvessel46441888355
Pet1856.02.09WSGunboat212219043561865 hulk
Peterel1838.05.23WWPacket brig35961862
Peterel1860.11.10WSSloop6698471119013571885 c.h.
Phaeton1848.11.25WW5th rate19425018753581859 screw
Pheasant1856.05.01WSGunboat23241877359
Philomel1823.04.28WWBrig-sloop236101833
Philomel1842.03.28WWBrig360818701857 Coastguard watch vessel. 1863 = WV.23. 1869 foundered in the Swalve, salved and broken up
Philomel1860.03.10WSGunboat42857051865360
Philomel1867.10.29WSGunvessel77431886361
Phoebe1795.09.29WW5th rate9263618411826.10 Slop ship
Phoebe1854.04.12WW4th rate20445118753621860 screw 2895 bm 3584 disp
Phoenix1783.07.15WW5th rate8843618161816.02.20 wrecked near Smyrna
Phoenix1832.09.25WP2nd class sloop8121024618641845 screw
Pickle1827.08WWSchooner11831847
Pickle1855.05.23WWMortar vessel155118651855.10 = MV.22
Pickle1856.05.03WSGunboat23241864
Pickle1872.11.15ISGunboat25411906363
Pigeon1829rSee: Variable 1827
Pigeon1860.06.07WSGunboat26833021876
Pigmy1837.04aWPPacket2271879364Launched 1827. Transferred from Post Office, ex-Sybil
Pike1813aWWSchooner251141836Captured American Dart. 1836.02.05 wrecked off Jamaica
Pike1837aWPPacket1111868Transferred from Post Office, ex-Spitfire
Pike1872.10.16ISGunboat254119201908 boom defence vessel
Pilot1838.06.09WWBrig-sloop485161862
Pincher1854.09.05WSGunboat21641864
Pioneer1810.03.10WWCutter1971218491813 schooner. 1819 cutter. 1824 Coastguard
Pioneer1850.03aWSDiscovery vessel3421854ex-Eider, purchased. 1854 abandoned in Artic
Pioneer1856.01.19WSGunvessel86841864365
Pioneer1863.07.16IPTurret gunboat29521866Sternwheel. 1866 grounded New Zealand
Pioneer1864aWPSurvey vessel1873Transferred from Colonial Office
Pioneer1874.10.26CPVessel57661888
Pique1834.07.21WW5th rate16333619101872 r.s. 1882 lent as hospital hulk
Pitt1816.04.13WW3rd rate17517418771853 c.h.
Pitt1882rSee: Trafalgar 1820
Plover1821.-6.30WWBrig-sloop237101841
Plover1842.02aWWSurvey cutter2371854ex-Bentinck, purchased
Plover1855.09.08WSGunboat232418591859.06.25 abandoned as total loss at Peiho
Plover1860.01.19WSGunvessel42857051865366Sold as Hawk
Plover1867.02.20WSGunvessel66380531885367
Plucky1856aSteam tender2121858Purchased
Plucky1870.07.13ISGunboat19621311928368Prototype flatiron. 1915 = Banterer
Plumper1813.10.09WWGun-brig181121833
Plumper1848.04.05WSSloop490652818653691856 survey vessel
Pluto1831.04.28WPGunvessel3651861
Plymouth1830rSee: Admiralty 1814
Plymouth1876rSee: Mercury 1837
Poictiers1809.12.06WW3rd rate1765741857
Polyphemus1840.09.28WPSloop800878518561856.01.29 wrecked Jutland
Porcupine1844.06.17WPVessel38249031883370
Porpoise1855.05.26WWMortar vessel117118851855.10 = MV.8. 1866 hulked as bathing place
Porpoise1856.06.07WSGunboat23241864
Portland1822.05.08WW4th rate1476521862Laid down as Kingston
Portsmouth1742.09.30WWYacht83618691794 rebuilt 102 bm
Powerful1826.06.21WW2nd rate22968418641860 target
Powerful III1913rSee: Caroline 1882
President1829.04.20WW4th rate15375219031862 RNR drill ship. 1903 = Old President
Primrose1810.01.22WWBrig-sloop383181832
Primrose1856.05.03WSGunboat23241864
Prince Albert1864.05.23ISCoast defence turret ship2537368741899371
Prince Consort1862.06.26WSBroadside ironclad frigate40456832311882372Laid down as Triumph, 2nd rate, 91 guns
Prince George1895.08.22SSBattleship14900161921
Prince Regent1823.04.12WW1st rate261312018733731861 screw
Prince of Wales1860.01.25WS1st rate39946201121191664Converted to screw on stocks. 1869 = Britannia t.s. in River Dart. 1909 hulk
Princess Alice1844.01aIPPacket27011878Purchased
Princess Charlotte1825.09.14WW1st rate244310418751858 r.s. 1875 broken up at Canton
Princess Royal1853.06.23WS2nd rate31294540911872374Laid down as Prince Albert
Procris1856.03.13WSGunboat232418933751869 hulk
Progresso1844aWWTankvessel1869ex-slaver, purchased
Prometheus1807.03.27WWFireship43218521819 h.s. 1839 = Veteran
Prometheus1839.09.21WPSloop80087851863 
Prompt1842.01WW611845ex-slaver Josephine, captured 1840.01.22
Prompt1845aWWSchooner1847ex-slaver, purchased
Prompt1855.05.23WWMortar vessel155118651855.10 = MV.21
Prompt1856.05.21WSGunboat23241864376
Prompt1867.11.06IPTug12013601922377
Prosperine1830.12.01WW5th rate1063461864
Prospero1837.08aWPPacket2491866Transferred from Post Office, ex-Belfast
Providence1866WWCoastguard cutter401870
Psyche1862.03.29WPDispatch vessel835985218703781870.12.15 wrecked Catania
Pylades1824.06.29WWSloop433181845
Pylades1854.11.23WSCorvette12781991211875 
Pylades1884.11.05CSGunvessel14201219061884 reclassed as corvette
Pyramus1810.01.22WW5th rate9203618791832 r.s.

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