Royal Navy vessels - 1840-1880
Royal Navy vessels - 1840-1880

Vessels A; B; C; D; E - F; G - H; I - L; M; N - P; Q - R; S; T - U; V - Z; ??

These tables show all vessels carried on the books of the Royal Navy in the period 1840-1880.



NameLaunchedFateH.P.TypeB.M.Disp.GunsS.B.Note
Aboukir1848.04.041877WWSecond rate30809011858 screw
Abundance1855rSee: Alfred 1855
Abyssinia1870.02.191903ISBreastwork monitor29004
Acheron1835.10.231855WPSloop7201006Launched 1838.08.23
Acheron1904rSee: Northumberland 1866
Achille1798.04.161865WWThird rate1981741823 rebuilt
Achilles1863.12.231923ISBroadside ironclad frigate61219820202First iron ship built in Royal Naval dockyard. 1886 h.s. 1902 = Hibernia, base ship. 1904 = Egmont. 1918 = Egremont. 1919 = Pembroke.
Acorn1838.11.151869WW2nd class brig485121861 c.h.
Actaeon1831.01.311889WWSixth rate620161856 survey ship. 1866 hospital ship. 1870 hulk
Actaeon1886rSee: Vernon 1832
Actaeon1905rSee: Ariadne 1859
Actaeon II1906rSee: Dido 1869
Active1799.12.141860WWFifth rate1058381833 = Argo
Active1845.07.191908WWFifth rate1627361863 t.s. 1867.07 = Tyne. 1867.11 = Durham
Active1869.03.131906ISCorvette23223080103
Adder1837.05a1870WPPacket24027211826 launched. Transferred from Post Office, ex-Crocodile. 1848 dockyard tender
Adelaide1832.04.02WWRevenue cutter143
Adelaide1848.05a1850WWCutter140Ex-slaver. 1850.10.09 wrecked Banana Island, W. Africa
Admiralty1814.05.211870WWYacht11501830.07 = Plymouth. 1866 = YC.1
Adventure1821rSee: Aid 1809
Adventure1857rSee: Resolute 1855
Advice1837.04a1870WPPacket197151827 launched. Transferred from Post Office, ex-Vixen. 1849 tug
Aeolus1825.06.171886WWFifth rate1035461846 store ship. 1855 accommodation ship. 1861 lazarette
Aetna1824.05.141846WWBomb vessel37561826 survey vessel. 1846 sold Bristol Seamen's Friendly Society.
Aetna1855.05.031855WSFloating battery1469141855.05.03 caught fire on stocks and launched herself
Aetna1856.04.051873WSFloating battery15581661866 h.s. 1873 accidentally burnt
Africa1859rSee: Euryalus 1803
Africa1862.03.291862WSSloop66991371862.08 = China, sold to Chinese Imperial Customs. 1865 resold to Egyptian government
Africaine1827.12.201903WWFifth rate117346Never commissioned. 1867 Trinity House hulk
African1825.08.301862WPGunvessel2954872Laid down as Dee. Later tug
African1865.11.271907ISTug364108
Agamemnon1852.05.221870WS2nd rate, 2 decker3102461491
Agamemnon1879.09.171903ISTurret ship85106Broken up
Agincourt1817.03.191884WWThird rate1747741848 t.s. 1865 = Vigo. 1866 hospital ship. 1870 r.s.
Agincourt1865.03.271960ISBroadside ironclad frigate66381060036Laid down as Captain. 1895 t.s. 1904 = Boscawen III. 1906 = Ganges II. 1908 = C109 c.h.
Aid1809.04.041853WWTransport314101817 survey ship. 1821 = Adventure. 1830 sloop. 1839 transport
Aigle1801.09.231870WWFifth rate990567441831 24 gun 6th rate. 1853 c.h. 1870 torpedo target
Ajax1809.05.021864WWThird rate17617491848 screw blockship 60 guns
Ajax1867rSee: Vanguard 1835
Ajax1880.03.101904ISTurret ship85106Sold for breaking up
Akbar1806rSee: Cornwallis 1801
Akbar1862rSee: Hero 1816
Alacrity1856.03.201864WSGunvessel675860410
Alacrity1872a1882WWSchooner851ex Ethel
Alarm1845.04.221904WWSixth rate910261860 c.h. 1900 landing stage
Albacore1856.04.031885WSGunboat2322844
Alban1826.12.271860WPGunvessel29521831 rebuilt 407 bm
Albatross1842.03.281860WW2nd class brig48416
Albatross1873.08.271889CSSloop7279404
Albert1840.08.291850IPExploration vessel45734031843.07.13 wrecked. Later salved and transferred to Gambia govt.
Alberta1863.10.031912WPYacht370391
Albion1842.09.061884WWSecond rate3111901861 screw
Alecto1839.09.071865WPSloop8008784
Alert1835.09.241851WWPacket brig3588
Alert1848a1850WWBrig6ex-slaver
Alert1856.05.201896WSSloop7511044171878 survey ship. 1884 given to American research society
Alexandra1875.04.071908ISCentral battery ironclad949022Laid down as Superb. 1903 h.s.
Alfred1819rSee: Asia 1811
Alfred1855.01a1856ISStoreship, bakery6171855.02 = Abundance
Algerine1829.08.011844WWBrig-sloop23129710
Algerine1857.02.241894WSGunboat2993131872 sold for mercantile use as Algerine
Algerine1880.01.261892CSGunvessel8353
Algiers1854.01.261870WS2nd rate, 2 decker334047309111converted to screw on stocks
Algiers1883r12See: Anson 1860
Algiers1915rSee: Triumph 1870
Alligator1821.03.291865WWSixth rate500281841 d.s. 1842 troopship. 1846 hospital ship
Amazon1821.08.151863WWFifth rate1078461844 28 gun 6th rate
Amazon1865.05.231866WSSloop108115254141866.07.10 collided with SS Osprey off the Start, English Channel
Ambuscade1846rSee: Amphion 1846
Amelia1856.05.191865WSGunboat232284415
Amelia1888rSee: Hawk 1869
America1810.04.211867WWThird rate1741741835 50 gun 4th rate. 1864 target
Amethyst1844.12.071869WWSixth rate92326Lent for use as cable vessel. 1869 then sold as cable vessel
Amethyst1873.04.101887WSCorvette140519701416
Amphion1846.01.141864WSFrigate1474204936Ordered as sailer Ambuscade. Converted to screw on stocks
Amphitrite1816.04.141875WWFifth rate1064461846 24 gun 6th rate. 1862 lent to contractors at Plymouth
Andromache1832.08.271875WWSixth rate709281846 provision hulk. 1854 powder hulk
Andromeda1829.01.061863WWFifth rate1215461846 provision hulk. Launched 1829.03
Angler1856.03.081869WSGunboat212217
Anson1812.05.111851WWThird rate1742741831 h.s. 1844 convict ship in Tasmania
Anson1860.09.151904WSSecond rate3336550091121883 = Algiers
Ant1856.03.221869WSGunboat212218
Ant1873.08.141926ISFlatiron gunboat24524111917 boom defence vessel. 1921 target
Antelope1802.11.101845WWFourth rate1107501818 troopship. 1824 convict ship
Antelope1846.07.201883IPSloop (packet)6501055419
Apollo1805.06.271856WWFifth rate1086381836 troopship. 1853 storeship
Arab1847.03.311879WW2nd class brig481161863 Coastguard. 1867 = WV.18
Arab1874.10.131889CSSloop (1876: Gunvessel)7203
Arachne1847.03.301866WWSloop60218
Archer1849.03.271866WSSloop (1862: Corvette)97113371220
Ardent1841.02.121865WPSloop8008785
Arethusa1817.07.291883WWFifth rate1085461836 lazarette. 1844 = Bacchus. 1852 c.s.
Arethusa1849.06.201934WWFourth rate2132383250211861 screw. 1874 t.s.
Argo1833rSee: Active 1799
Argus1849.12.151881WPSloop98116306
Argus1884rSee: Imogene 1864
Ariadne1816.02.101841WWSixth rate51120
Ariadne1859.06.041922WSFrigate32144583261880 part of Vernon torpedo t.s. 1884 t.s. 1905 = Actaeon
Ariel1837.02a18??WPPacket14911821 launched. Transferred from Post Office, ex-Arrow. 1850 Sold for mercentile service
Ariel1854.07.111865WSSloop486625922
Ariel1873.02.111889CSGunboat2954364231877 Coastguard
Armada1810.03.221863WWThird rate174974
Arrogant1848.04.051867WSFrigate187226904624 
Arrow1823.03.141852WWCutter157101831 Customs cutter
Arrow1854.06.261862WSGunvessel477586225
Arrow1871.04.221922ISFlatiron gunboat245241126
Asia1811.12.021865WWThird rate1763741819 = Alfred. 1828 50 gun 4th rate
Asia1824.01.191908WWSecond rate2289841858 guard ship
Asp1837a1881WPPacket1121271825 Launched. Transferred from Post Office, ex-Fury
Assistance1850.03a1854WWDiscovery vessel42021835 Launched. Ex-Baboo, purchased. 1854.08.25 abandoned Bathurst Island, Artic
Assistance1855.04.051860WSStoreship179322601860.06.07 wrecked near Hong Kong Wrecked 1860.06.01
Assistance1874.09.261897ISTroopship25152
Assurance1856.03.131870WSGunvessel681860428
Astraea1810.051851WWFifth rate956361823 h.s.
Atalanta1847.10.091868WWBrig54916
Atalanta1878rSee: Juno 1844
Atalante1860a1870ISStoreship295Purchased as Atalante. 1861 = Manilla
Atholl1820.11.231863WWSixth rate503281832 troopship
Atlas1860.07.211904WSSecond rate331852609129Not completed for sea. 1884 lent to Metropolitan Asylum Board
Audacious1869.02.271927ISCentral battery ironclad3774601014301902 torpedo d.s. 1904 = Fisgard. 1906 t.s. 1914 = Imperiéuse, repair ship
Aurora180918??WWSloop247141810.09 captured by France off Mauritius
Aurora1814.02a1851WWFifth rate1083381808 launched. 1814.02.26 captured as Clorinde (French). 1832 c.h.
Aurora1861.06.221881WSFrigate2558349851
Avenger1845.08.051847WPFrigate1444101847.12.20 wrecked on Sorelle Rocks, off North Africa, 246 drowned
Avon1837a1863WPPacket3602311825 Launched. Transferred from Post Office, ex-Thetis. 1839 transport. 1843 survey ship. 1849 tender
Avon1867.10.021890CSGunvessel467603432
Azov1855.07.141899WWSchooner gunboat9421859 h.s.


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