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
Valiant1863.10.141956ISBroadside ironclad frigate6710184871888 h.s. 1897 d.s. 1904 = Indus IV. 1916 = Valiant (old). 1919 = Valiant III. 1924 oil hulk
Valiant (old)1916rSee: Valiant 1863
Valiant III1919rSee: Valiant 1863
Valorous1851.04.301891WP2nd class frigate1255230016
Vanguard1835.08.251875WWThird rate2609781867 = Ajax
Vanguard1870.01.031875ISCentral battery ironclad37746010144881875.09.01 sunk in collision with Iron Duke off Wicklow, Ireland
Variable1827.10.061847WWBrig-sloop231101829 = Pigeon
Vengeance1824.07.271897WWSecond rate2284841861 r.s.
Vengeur1810.06.191843WWThird rate1765741824.02 r.s.
Venus1820.08.101864WWFifth rate1069461848-62 lent as t.s.
Vernon1832.05.011923WWFourth rate18322388501876 torpedo school. 1886 = Actaeon
Vernon1886rSee: Donegal 1858
Vernon II1904rSee: Marlborough 1855
Vernon III1904rSee: Warrior 1860
Vestal1833.04.061862WWSixth rate91326
Vestal1865.11.161884WSSloop108115974489
Vesuvius1839.07.111866WP1st class sloop97012836490 
Vesuvius1874.03.241923ISTorpedo vessel2444TT. Foundered after sale
Veteran1839rSee: Prometheus 1807
Victor1814.10.291842WWSloop38218Sailed from Vera Cruz for Halifax; never seen again, presumed foundered with all hands (130)
Victor1855.11.241863WSGunvessel86864911863 sold as Scylla, then became Rappahannock (Confederate navy)
Victor Emmanuel1855.09.271899WSSecond rate3087481491493See: Repulse 1855. 1873 r.s.
Victoria1855rSee: Windsor Castle 1858
Victoria1859.11.121893WSFirst rate41276959121
Victoria and Albert1843.04.261868WPYacht10343411854 = Osborne
Victoria and Albert1855.01.161904WPYacht23452470Laid down as Windsor Castle. Ships book ADM 136/1
Victorious1808.10.201862WWThird rate1724741826 r.s.
Victory1765.05.07WWFirst rate21421001801 rebuilt 2164 bm.1824 h.s. 1922 drydocked. Still in commission.
Viga1860.04a1863W-Coal hulk304Slaver brig, captured
Vigilant1856.02.251869WSGunvessel6804494
Vigilant1871.02.171886WPDispatch vessel8359852495
Vigo1810.02.211865WWThird rate1787741827 r.s.
Vigo1865rSee: Agincourt 1817
Ville de Paris1795.07.171845WWFirst rate23511101825 h.s.
Vindictive1813.11.231871WWThird rate1758741832 reduced to 50 guns. 1862 storeship. 1871 foundered and wreck sold
Violet1845.12.011854IPPacket292
Violet1856.01.091864WSGunboat2324496
Viper1831.05.121851WWSchooner1836
Viper1854.07.221862WSGunvessel4772
Viper1865.12.011908ISArmoured gunboat737123044971890 h.s. 1901 tank vessel
Virago1842.07.251876WP1st class sloop105916696498
Virginia1862.01a1866W-Coal hulk195ex-barque, purchased
Vivid1848.02.071894WPPacket3523502
Vivid1912rSee: Cuckoo 1873
Vivid (old)1920rSee: Cuckoo 1873
Vixen1841.02.041862WP1st class sloop105413796499
Vixen1865.11.181895CSArmoured gunboat75412304500
Volage1825.02.191874WWSixth rate521281847 survey ship. 1855 floating powder depôt.
Volage1869.02.271904ISCorvette308010502Ordered as Cerberus
Volcano1836.06.291894WPSloop720100625011854? 'floating factory' (repair ship)
Vulcan1849.01.271867ISFrigate17475031851 troopship. Sold as barque Jorawur
Vulture1843.09.211866WP2nd class frigate119019606 
Vulture1869.11.061885WSGunvessel6648053504
Wallace1855.07a1869IPVessel128ex-Lyons, purchased
Wanderer1835.07.101850WWBrig-sloop42816
Wanderer1855.11.221866WSGunvessel6754505
Warrior1781.10.181857WWThird rate1642741818 r.s. 1840 convict ship
Warrior1860.12.29ISIronclad broadside frigate6109913637Ships book ADM 136/2. 1902 d.s. 1904 = Vernon III. 1923 = Warrior, hulk. 1945 C77. 1987 restored. still extant.
Warrior1923rSee: Warrior 1860
Warspite1807.11.161876WWThird rate1890761840 reduced to 50 guns. 1862 lent as t.s. 1876.01.03 burn by accident at Woolwich
Warspite1876rSee: Waterloo 1833
Wasp1812.07.091847WWBrig-sloop38718
Wasp1850.05.281869WS Sloop (1862: Corvette)973133714506
Watchful1856.06.041871WSGunboat2332507
Waterloo1818.10.161892WWSecond rate2056801824 = Bellerophon. 1856 h.s.
Waterloo1833.06.101918WWFirst rate26941201859 screw. 1862 = Conqueror. 1876 = Warspite t.s. 1918.01.20 burnt in Thames
Waterwitch1837.11a1861WWBrig-sloop31910ex-yacht, purchased
Waterwitch1866.06.281890IHArmoured gunboat12054508
Wave1856.06.251891WSGunboat23241879 hulked, 1882 = Clinker
Weasel1855.03.191869WSGunboat2323509
Weasel1873.09.0419??ISFlatiron gunboat25411904 = C118, oil fuel lighter
Weazle1822.03.261844WWBrig-sloop23710
Wellesley1815.02.241940WWThird rate1746741854 guard ship. 1868 = Cornwall, t.s. 1940.09.24 sunk in Thames by air attack
Wellesley1869rSee: Cornwall 1812
Wellesley1874rSee: Boscawen 1844
Wellington1816rSee: Hero 1816
Weser1855a1873IPGunboat5404684Launched 1851 as Salamander (Prussian). Exchanged. 1866 h.s.
Weymouth1804a1863WWFifth rate82636ex-Indiaman Wellesley, purchased. 1811 storeship 11 guns. 1828 convict ship
Whiting1856.01.091881WSGunboat2324510
Widgeon1837.09.121883WPPacket164200511
Wilberforce1840.101850IPExploration vessel4573403Purchased on stocks
Wild Swan1876.01.281920CSSloop11306
Wildfire1838.01a1888WPPacket186Transferred from Post Office, ex-Watersprite
Wildfire1916rSee: Cornwallis 1813
William and Mary1807.11.141849WWRoyal yacht1998
Winchester1822.06.211921WWFourth rate1487521861 = Conway, t.s. 1876 = Mount Edgcombe
Winchester1861rSee: Conway 1832
Windsor Castle1852.09.141909WSFirst rate377158291311421852.10.01 = Duke of Wellington. 1863 h.s.
Windsor Castle1858.08.261908WSFirst rate3101497111675Laid down as sailing Victoria. Converted to screw on stocks. 1869 = Cambridge gunnery ship
Wivern1863.10a1922ISMasted turret ship1899275145121863.08.29 launched as El Monassir (Turkish) but intended for US Confederate navy. Siezed and purchased. 1898 h.s.
Wizard1830.05.241859WWBrig-sloop231101859.02.08 wrecked at Berehaven
Wizard1860.08.031879WSGunboat2683302
Wolf1826.12.011878WWSloop454181848 hulk. 1859 c.h.
Wolf1856.07.051864WSGunboat2324513
Wolverene1836.10.131855WWBrig-sloop428161855.08.11 wrecked on Courtown Bank
Wolverene1863.08.291923WSCorvette17032431211881 t.s. in Australia. 1923 sold as sheer hulk
Woodcock1856.06.061871WSGunboat2332514
Woodlark1821.07.311863WWSchooner tender8141829 survey ship
Woodlark1871.03.091887WSGunvessel6638053515
Worcester1843.10.101885WWFourth rate1468521862 lent as t.s.
Worcester1876rSee: Frederick William 1860
Wrangler1854.06.191866WSGunvessel4772516
Wye1814.08.171852WWFourth rate447241828 convict ship
Wye1855rSee: Hecla 1855
Wye18731904ISStoreship1370
York1807.07.071854WWThird rate1743741819 convict ship
Young Hebe1843a1847WWSchooner45
Young Queen1862.09a1870WWSurvey brig75Purchased. 1862.12 = Saracen
Zealous1864.03.071886WSCentral battery ironclad3176609620517Laid down as 2nd rate 90 guns. 1873 guard ship
Zebra1815.11.181840WWBrig-sloop385181840.12.02 wrecked off Mount Carmel, Palestine. Launched 1815.12.18
Zebra1860.11.131873WSSloop (1862: Corvette)951133617520
Zephyr1837.04a1865WPPacket237518Launched 1827. Transferred from Post Office, ex-Dragon
Zephyr1873.02.111889CSGunboat43845191889 sold as salvage vessel. 1929 broken up


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