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
Sabine1916rSee: Sabrina 1876
Sabrina1876.10.031922ISFlatiron gunboat36331916 = Sabine, diving tender
Safeguard18491862W-Coastguard hulk (brig)
Salamander1832.05.161883WP2nd class sloop81810144
Salamis1863.05.191873WPDispatch vessel8359852412
Samarang1822.01.011883WWSixth rate500281847 guardship
Sampson1844.10.011864WP2nd class frigate129921004 
Sampson1877.01.311923IPTug37553001918.07=Orient
San Josef1797.02a1849WWFirst rate24571141797.02.14 captured at St Vincent (Spanish). 1839 gunnery training ship
Sandfly1855.09.011867WSGunboat2324413
Sandfly1872.12.051883WWSurvey schooner1201
Sans Pareil1794a1842WWThird rate2245801796.06.01 captured from the French. 1810 sheer hulk
Sans Pareil1851.03.181867WSThird rate2339380070414Converted to screw on stocks
Sapphire1827.01.311864WWSixth rate60428
Sapphire1874.09.241892WSCorvette1405197014
Sappho1837.02.031858WWBrig-sloop42816Foundered on Australian station
Sappho1873.11.201887CSSloop7279404Launched 1873.10.20
Saracen1831.01.301862WWBrig-sloop228101854 survey vessel
Saracen1862rSee: Young Queen 1862
Satellite1826.10.021849WWSloop45618
Satellite1855.09.261879WSCorvette1462218921415
Saturn1786.11.261868WWThird rate1646741813.12 58 gun 4th rate. 1825.09 h.s.
Savage1830.12.291866WWBrig-sloop227101853 dockyard chain lighter
Savage1856.05.051888WSGunboat23244161864 =YC.3, mooring vessel
Scorpion1832.07.281874WWBrig-sloop228101848 survey vessel. 1858 lent Thames police
Scorpion1863.10a1903ISMasted turret ship1857275144171863.07.04 launched as El Tousson (Turkish) but intended for US Confederate navy. Siezed and purchased. 1869 guard ship. Foundered on passage after sale
Scotia1863.11a1898WPTug2680418ex-mercantile, launched 1863.06.20
Scourge1844.11.091865WP1st class sloop11246419
Scourge1871.03.251930ISFlatiron gunboat25414201904 = C.79, tank vessel
Scout1832.06.151852WWSloop48818
Scout1856.12.301877WSCorvette218721
Scylla1809.06.291846WWBrig-sloop38518
Scylla1856.06.191882WSCorvette1467218921
Seaflower1830.05.201866WWCutter1164
Seaflower1873.02.251908WSTraining brig42545481836 Symonds design
Seagull1831.11.211852WWSchooner2796
Seagull1855.06.041864WSGunboat2324421
Seagull1868.03.061887WSGunvessel6638053422
Seahorse1830.07.211902WWFifth rate1215461847 screw frigate. 1856 screw mortar frigate. 1870 = Lavinia, c.h.
Seahorse1880.07.071920SSTug3195213"Steel twin screw special service steamer"
Sealark1843.07.271898WWBrig319101853 training brig
Security1785.03.101852WWStoreship14218?? dockyard service
Semiramis1808.07.251844WWFifth rate94436
Sepoy1856.02.131868WSGunboat2324423
Serapis1866.09.021894ISTroopship417362113
Seringapatam1819.09.051873WWFifth rate1152461847 r.s. 1852 c.h.
Serpent1832.07.141861WWBrig-sloop434161857 target
Serpent1860.06.231875WSGunvessel6958774424
Severn1856.01.241876WWFourth rate1944504251860 screw frigate
Shah1873.09.101919ISUnarmoured frigate421062502651Laid down (and launched?) as Blonde. 1904 = C.470 c.h. Sold 1919 and wrecked at Bermuda in 1926
Shamrock1812.08.081867WWGun-brig180121831 h.s. 1863 = WV.18, Coastguard watch vessel
Shamrock1856.03.131867WSGunboat2324426
Shannon1806.05.051859WWFifth rate1066381844 = St Laurence
Shannon1855.11.241871WSFrigate2667363651
Shannon1875.11.111899ISFrigate5390151883 Coastguard. 1893 reserve
Sharpshooter1846.07.251869ISGunvessel5036259427
Shearwater1837a1857WPPacket343Transferred from Post Office, ex-Dolphin
Shearwater1861.10.171877WSSloop66981111
Sheerness1863.06a1906WPTug2330429ex-Scotia, launched 1859.08.13
Sheldrake1825.05.191855WWBrig-sloop22810
Sheldrake1855.09.011865WSGunboat2324428
Sheldrake1875.07.031906CSGunboat45541888 = Drake, drill ship. 1893 = WV.29. 1906 = Drake
Sheppey1856rSee: Drake 1834
Sidon1846.05.261864WP1st class frigate13298
Simoom1849.05.241887ISFrigate1980292020430Not commissioned as frigate. 1852 troopship
Simoom1904rSee: Monarch 1868
Sinbad1834.02.271866WWDockyard lighter1091854 mortar vessel. 1855 = MV.2 1856 = Sinbad, YC.3
Sir Edward Hughes1806a1863WWFifth rate96238ex-East Indiaman, purchased 1804. 1807 = Tortoise, storeship 22. 1824 c.h. 1841 store hulk. Stated to be broken up in 1863, but apparently still present in 1869 (see court-martial of Arthur Wilmshurst).
Siren1841.04.231868WWBrig54916
Sirius1813.09.111862WWFifth rate1090381860 target
Sirius1868.04.241885WSSloop (1876: Corvette)17606
Skipjack1827.081841WWSchooner11831841.06.01 wrecked in Cayman islands
Skipjack1855.08.041879WSGunboat23244311874 hulk
Skylark1826.05.061845WWPacket brig23441845.04.25 wrecked on Kimmeridge Ledge
Skylark1855.05.031906WSGunboat2323
Slaney1857.03.171870WSGunboat30134321870.05.09 wrecked in typhoon near Hong Kong
Slaney1877.04.281923ISFlatiron gunboat36331906 diving bell tender
Snake1832.05.031847WWBrig-sloop434161847.08.29 wrecked in Mozambique Channel
Snake1854.09.061864WSGunvessel4772433
Snake1871.03.2519??ISFlatiron gunboat25414341907 = YC.15, dockyard cable lighter
Snap1847a1848Steam transportex-slaver Cacique, captured and purchased
Snap1855.02.031868WSGunboat23234351868 resold to Japanese navy as Katu Ten Kan
Snap1872.12.111909ISFlatiron gunboat2511436
Snapper1813.09.271865WWGun-brig184121824 Coastguard
Snapper1854.10.041906WSGunboat21628444371865 c.h.
Snapper1914rSee: Mastiff 1871
Snipe1801.05.021846WWGun-brig185121816 mooring lighter
Snipe1828.06.281860WWCutter1226
Snipe1860.05.051868WSGunvessel4285705438
Snipe1874.11.261914Coastguard vessel201914.02.03 foundered. Raised and sold
Sophia1850.05a1853Discovery vessel150Purchased
Soudan1840.06.081844IPExploration vessel24925311844 wrecked on Nigerian coast
Southampton1820.11.071912WWFourth rate1476601867 lent as t.s.
Spanker1856.03.221874WSGunboat2324439
Sparrow1828.06.281860WWCutter1601844 survey ketch
Sparrow1860.07.071868WSGunvessel4285705440
Sparrowhawk1807.08.201841WWBrig-sloop38518
Sparrowhawk1856.02.091872WSGunvessel6764441
Spartan1841.08.161862WWSixth rate91126
Spartan1868.11.141882WSSloop (1876: Corvette)126917556442
Spartiate1798.08a1857WWThird rate1949741798.08.01 captured at the Nile (French). 1842 sheer hulk
Speedwell1841.07a1855WWSurvey cutter73Purchased
Speedwell1861.02.121876WSGunvessel5705443
Speedy1828.06.281866WWCutter12341853 = YC.11, mooring lighter
Speedy1860.07.181889WSGunboat2683302444
Spey1827.10.061840WWPacket brig23141833 packet. 1840.11.28 wrecked on Racoon Key, Bahamas
Spey1856.03.291863WSGunboat2324
Spey1876.10.051923ISFlatiron gunboat3633
Sphinx1846.02.171881WP1st class sloop105616116
Spider1835.09.231861WWSchooner18361847 packet
Spider1856.02.231870WSGunboat2324
Spiteful1842.03.241883WP1st class sloop105413796
Spitfire1834.03.261842WPVessel55321842.09.10 wrecked Jamaica
Spitfire1845.03.261888WPGunvessel43250051851 survey vessel. 1862 tug
Sprightly1837a1889WPPacket234445Launched 1823. Transferred from Post Office, ex-Harlequin
Spy1841.04.241862WWBrigantine3203
Squirrel1853.08.081879WWBrig-sloop42812
Squirrel18661905Coastguard cutter40
St Columba1847.07a1850WPPacket720Purchased on stocks
St George1840.08.271883WWFirst rate26931204541859 screw
St Laurence1844rSee: Shannon 1806
St Vincent1815.03.111906WWFirst rate46721201841 h.s. 1862 t.s.
St. Jean d'Acre1853.03.231875WSSecond rate31995499101
Stag1830.10.021866WWFifth rate121846
Stag18611891WWCoastguard yawl120
Star1835.04.291899WWPacket brig35881857 Coastguard watch vessel. 1863 = WV.11
Star1860.12.151877WSGunvessel6954446
Starling1829.10.311844WWCutter10841834 schooner, survey vessel
Starling1855.02.011871WSGunboat2323447
Staunch1856.01.311866WSGunboat2324448Sold for mercantile service
Staunch1867.12.041904ISGunboat2001449Prototype flatiron
Steady1860.02.081870WSGunvessel5705450
Stirling Castle1811.12.311861WWThird rate1774741839 convict ship
Stork1855.04.071884WSGunboat23234511874 c.h.
Stromboli1839.08.271866WP1st class sloop97012836452
Styx1841.01.261866WP1st class sloop105413796453
Success1825.08.311849WWSixth rate504281832 h.s.
Sulina1854.08a1856IPVesselPurchased
Sulphur1826.01.261857WWBomb vessel375101835 survey vessel. 1843 h.s.
Sultan1807.09.191864WWThird rate1751741860 r.s. then target
Sultan1870.05.311946ISCentral battery ironclad5234929012455Ships book ADM 136/50. 1906 = Fisgard IV. 1932 = Sultan, training hulk
Sultan1932rSee: Sultan 1870
Superb1842.09.061869WWSecond rate258380
Superb1875.11.161906ISCentral battery ironclad917016order by Turkey as Memduhie, later Hamidieh; purchased while building during Rusina war scare
Supply1854.06.031879ISStoreship6381100456Purchased on stocks
Surly1855.03.311863WWMortar vessel11711855 = MV.9
Surly1856.03.181869WSGunboat2324457
Surprise1856.03.061866WSGunvessel6804458
Sutlej1855.04.171869WWFourth rate2066504591860 screw
Swallow1837.04a1848WPPacket133Transferred from Post Office, ex-Ferret
Swallow1854.06.121866WSSloop4866269460
Swallow1868.11.161882WSGunvessel6648053461
Swan1811.11.011874WWCutter144101844 lent Church Mission Society
Swan1856.04.121906WSGunboat23244621869 hulk
Swift1835.11.211866WWPacket brig36181861 = YC.3 mooring vessel
Swift1879.11.291902CSGunvessel7885Sold at Hong Kong as Swift, later Hoi Ching
Swiftsure1804.07.231845WWThird rate1724741819.05 r.s.
Swiftsure1870.06.151908ISCentral battery ironclad38936910144631901 hulk. 1904 = Orontes
Swinger1855.05.101864WSGunboat2323
Swinger1872.02.071924CSGunboat29543044641895 hulk
Sybille1847.04.151866WWFifth rate163336
Sydenham1841.11a1846PGunvessel596Purchased
Sylph1821.06.151888WWTender1141862 lent Customs as watch vessel
Sylvia1827.03.241859WWCutter7051842 survey vessel
Sylvia1866.03.201889WSGunvessel69586541866.10 survey vessel


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