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
Quail1830.09.301859WWCutter1084To Liberian govt
Quail1856.06.021861WSGunboat2324379
Queen1839.05.151871WWFirst rate3104110380Laid down as Royal Frederick. 1859 screw 86 guns 3249 bm
Queen Charlotte1810.05.171892WWFirst rate22891041859 = Excellent, gunnery ship
Queen Charlotte1859rSee: Boyne 1810
Racehorse1830.05.241901WWSloop438181860 c.h.
Racehorse1860.03.191864WSGunvessel69587731864.11.04 wrecked Chefoo (modern Yantai), China
Racer1833.07.181852WWBrig-sloop43116
Racer1857.11.041876WSSloop57986811381
Racoon1857.04.251877WSCorvette1467230621382
Rainbow1856.03.081888WSGunboat23243831857 survey vessel. 1872 drill ship
Raleigh1806.12.241841WWBrig-sloop383181839 target
Raleigh1845.05.081857WWFourth rate1939501857.04.14 wrecked near Macao
Raleigh1873.03.011905ISUnarmoured frigate3215520022384
Rambler1856.02.211869WSGunboat2122385Laid down as Ramble
Rambler1880.01.261907CSGunvessel83531884 = survey vessel
Ramillies1785.07.121850WWThird rate1670741831.06 h.s.
Ranger1835.07.251867WWPacket brig36381860 hulk
Ranger1859.11.261869WSGunvessel4285705386
Ranger1880.02.121947CSGunvessel8353Sold 1892 as salvage vessel
Rapid1840.06.031856WWBrig3198
Rapid1860.11.291881WSSloop67289611
Rattler1843.04.121856WSSloop888111211Laid down as Ardent
Rattler1862.03.181868WSSloop (1862: Corvette)9501280173871868.09.24 wrecked China station
Rattlesnake1822.03.261860WWSixth rate50328
Rattlesnake1861.07.091882WSCorvette1705243121
Raven1829.10.211859WWSurvey cutter10841848 quarantine ship. 1850 Coastguard
Raven1855.04.191856WWMortar vessel15511855.10 = MV.13
Raven1856.03.081875WSGunboat2324388
Ready1856.05.121864WSGunboat2332389
Ready1872.09.241920WSGunvessel46261043901894 tank vessel. 1916 = Drudge
Recruit1846.06.101849IWBrig46212Only RN iron sailing ship. Resold and converted to Harbinger, screw
Recruit1855.01a1869IPGunboat5404686ex-Prussian Nix, launched 1851
Redbreast1805.04.271850WWGun-brig178121815 Customs hulk
Redbreast1817.02.181850WWSchooner tender8112
Redbreast1855.05.051865WWMortar vessel15511855.10 = MV.19
Redbreast1856.03.111864WSGunboat2324
Redoubtable1815.01.261841WWThird rate175974
Redpole1855a1872WPTug3600391ex-Racehorse, launched 1853.05.09
Redwing1837.04a1849WPPacket139Transferred from Post Office, ex-Richmond
Redwing1855.03.191878WSGunboat23233921857 h.s.
Refuge1850.02a1879WWDiscovery vessel4240ex-"Ptarmigan", purchased. 1850.03 = Resolute. 1855 abandoned in the Artic and later salved
Reindeer1829.09.291847WWPacket brig23081841 h.s.
Reindeer1866.03.291876WSSloop (1862: Corvette)953136517393
Renard1828rSee: Reynard 1821
Renard1856.04.231866WSGunvessel6828504394
Renard1873.01.161883WWSchooner1201
Renira1847a1850WWSchooner tender86
Rennie1813.03.181863WW4018?? tank vessel
Renown1857.03.281870WSSecond rate3319550091395Sold North German Confederation navy
Repulse1855.09.271899WSSecond rate30874814914931855 = Victor Emanuel. 1873 r.s.
Repulse1868.04.251889WSCentral battery ironclad37496190123961881 guard ship
Research1863.08.151884WSCentral battery ironclad sloop125317414Laid down as Trent, Cameleon class wooden screw sloop
Resistance1805.08.101858WWFifth rate1081381842 troopship
Resistance1861.04.111900ISBroatside ironclad frigate37106070183971885 target. 1898 sold. 1899.03.05 foundered in Hollyhead Bay, raised and broken up
Resolute1805.04.171852WWGun-brig181121814 tender. 1816 diving bell vessel. 1844 convict hulk
Resolute1850rSee: Refuge 1850
Resolute1855.02.191877ISStoreship159341857 Adventure, troopship
Retribution1844.07.021864WP1st class frigate164110Laid down as Watt
Revenge1805.04.131849WWThird rate195474
Revenge1859.04.161923WSSecond rate33225260911872 base ship. 1890 = Empress, t.s.
Reynard1821.10.261857WWBrig-sloop237101828 = Renard. 1841 mooring vessel
Reynard1848.03.211851WSSloop51665681851.05.31 wrecked Pratas Schoal, China
Rhadamanthus1832.04.161864WP2nd class sloop81310865
Rhin1806.07a1884WWFifth rate1080381806.07.27 captured, French
Rifleman1846.08.101869WSGunboat4865929398
Rifleman1872.11.201890WSGunvessel4626104399
Rinaldo1860.03.261884WSSloop (1862: Corvette)951136517
Ringdove1833.061850WWBrig-sloop42916
Ringdove1856.02.221866WSGunvessel6744400
Ringdove1867.09.041882WSGunvessel6667743401
Ripple1856.06.021866WSGunboat2324402
Rochester18331877WDockyard craft
Rocket1842.071850IPTender70
Rocket1855.05.051865WWMortar vessel15611855.10 = MV.20
Rocket1856.04.211864WSGunboat2324
Rocket1868.04.081888CSGunvessel4645844403
Rodney1833.06.181884WWSecond rate2590924041860 screw 91 guns
Roebuck1856.03.221864WSGunvessel8686
Rolla1829.12.101868WWBrig-sloop23110
Romney1815.02.241845WWFourth rate1227581820 troopship. 1837 depot for freed slaves
Rosamond1846rSee: Infernal 1843
Rosario1860.10.171884WSSloop67392711
Rose1821.06.011851WWSloop39818
Rose1856.04.211868WSGunboat2324405
Rose1857.05a1864WWSurvey cutter37Stranded
Rover1832.07.171845WWSloop59018
Rover1853.06.211862WWBrig56016Never commissioned. Sold to Prussian navy
Rover1874.08.121893ISCorvette349018
Royal Adelaide1828.07.291905WWFirst rate24464122104Laid down as London. 1860 d.s.
Royal Adelaide1833.121877WWYacht50On Virginia Water for use of Prince of Wales
Royal Albert1854.05.131884WSFirst rate37265517121406
Royal Alfred1864.10.151885WSCentral battery ironclad40686707184071874 h.s.
Royal Escape1792.11.291877WWTransport1101816? dockyard service. By 1866 = YC.4
Royal George1809.0718??WWSloop340201814 = Niagara
Royal George1817.07.171905WWYacht3301843 h.s.
Royal George1827.09.221875WWFirst rate2616120408Laid down as Neptune. 1853 screw
Royal Oak1809.03.041850WWThird rate1759741825 h.s.
Royal Oak1862.09.101885WSBroadside ironclad frigate4056636635
Royal Sovereign1786.09.111841WWFirst rate21751001825 = Captain h.s.
Royal Sovereign1804.051849WWYacht278
Royal Sovereign1857.04.251885WSFirst rate376560711314091864 ironclad turret ship, 5080 disp, 5 guns
Royal William1833.04.021899WWFirst rate26941201860 screw 89 guns. 1885 = Clarence, t.s. 1899.07.26 burnt by accident in the Mersey
Royalist1841.07a1895WWBrig2496ex-Mary Gordon, purchased.1856 police hulk
Royalist1861.12.141875WSSloop66991811
Ruby1842.071846IPTender73Expended in gunnery trials
Ruby1854.10.071868WSGunboat2164410
Ruby1878.08.091921CSCorvette18642120121904 c.h.
Rupert1872.03.121907ISIronclad turret ram54404411
Russell1822.05.221865WWThird rate1751741855 screw blockship 60 guns


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