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
Bacchante1811.03.161858WWFifth rate1077381837 h.s.
Bacchante1859.07.301869WSFrigate266736315133
Bacchante1876.10.191897ISCorvette267941301634
Bacchus1844rSee: Arethusa 1817
Badger1808.07.231860WWBrig-sloop240101835 mooring vessel
Badger1854.09.231864WSGunboat2164Laid down as Ranger
Badger1872.03.131908ISFlatiron gunboat254135
Bann1856.07.051873IPGunboat267291436
Banshee1847.10.131864PPacket670
Banterer1855.09.291872WSGunboat2324371859.06.28 sunk Peiho and later salvaged
Banterer1915rSee: Plucky 1870
Barham1811.07.081840WWThird rate1761741826.10 50 gun 5th rate
Baron von Humboldt1855.09a1888ISStoreship440Acquired from Treasury. 1856 = Buffalo
Barracouta1851.03.311881WPSloop105316766
Barrosa1812.10.121841WWFifth rate947361823 h.s.
Barrosa1860.03.101877WSCorvette170023022138
Basilisk1822.05.071846WWCutter1616
Basilisk1848.08.221882WP1st class sloop103117106 
Beacon1832rSee: Meteor 1823
Beacon1855.04.2118??WWMortar vessel11711855.10 = MV.16. 1862 dockyard lighter
Beacon1856.02.111864WSGunboat2324
Beacon1867.08.171888CSGunvessel465603439
Beagle1820.05.111870WWBrig-sloop237101825 survey vessel. 1846 Customs w.v. 1863 = WV.7
Beagle1854.07.201889WSGunvessel47721865 = Kanko, Japanese navy
Beagle1872.12.051883WWSchooner1201
Beaver1837a1858WPPacket114Transferred from Post Office, ex-Salamander. 1845 dockyard lighter
Beaver1855.11.281864WSGunboat23240
Bee1842.02.281874WPTraining vessel4241Paddle and screw propulsion
Belleisle1819.04.261872WWThird rate170661841 20 gun troopship. 1854 hospital ship
Belleisle1876.02.121904ISCentral battery ironclad48704Laid down as Turkish Peyk-i-Sheref. Purchased on stocks. 1900 target.
Bellerophon1824rSee: Waterloo 1818
Bellerophon1865.05.261922ISCentral battery ironclad4270755115421892 guard ship. 1904 = Indus III, training ship for stokers.
Bellona1818rSee: Indus 1812
Belvidera1809.12.231906WWFifth rate946361846 h.s.
Benbow1813.02.031895WWThird rate1773721848 h.s.1859 c.h.
Bermuda1813.04a1841WSYacht430American prize; ex-'Delaware' pilot-boat
Bermuda1848.031855WWSchooner18031855.02.24 wrecked on Turks Island, W. Indies
Birkenhead1845.12.301846IP2nd class frigate140519186Laid down as Vulcan. 1848 troopship. 1852.02.26 wrecked in Algoa Bay, South Africa
Biter1855.05.051904WSGunboat2323431865 c.h. 18?? = C.16
Bittern1840.04.181860WW2nd class brig48412
Bittern1869.09.201887WSGunvessel663805344
Black Eagle1842rSee: Firebrand 1831
Black Prince1816.03.301855WWThird rate1751741848 prison ship
Black Prince1861.02.271923ISIronclad broadside frigate610992104046Laid down as Invincible. 1899 t.s. 1903 = Emerald. 1910 = Impregnable III
Blake1819rSee: Bombay 1808
Blanche1819.05.261865WWFifth rate1074461852 h.s.
Blanche1867.08.171886WSSloop (1876: Corvette)12681682647
Blazer1834.051853WPSloop5271843 survey ship
Blazer1855.05.0518??WWMortar vessel11711855.10 = MV.3. 18??=YC.12. 1867 to Thames Conservancy Board
Blazer1856.02.231877WSGunboat232481868 = YC.29 steam-dredger
Blazer1870.12.071919ISFlatiron gunboat2541491904 tender. 1914 gunboat
Blenheim1813.05.311865WWThird rate174774501831 h.s. 1847 screw blockship 1822 bm, 60 guns
Blonde1819.01.121895WWFifth rate1103461850 h.s. 1870 = Calypso
Blonde1873rSee: Shah 1873
Bloodhound1845.01.091866IPVessel378505152
Bloodhound1871.04.221921ISFlatiron gunboat2541531905 tender. 1917 boom defence vessel
Blossom1806.12.101848WWSloop427181833 hulk
Blossom1856.04.211864WSGunboat212254Laid down as Careful
Boadicea1797.04.121858WWFifth rate1052381854 h.s.
Boadicea1875.10.161905ISCorvette39131655
Bombay1805a1857WWFifth rate672381793 launched in Bombay. 1805 purchased. 1808.07.01 = Ceylon
Bombay1808.03.281855WWThird rate1701741819 = Blake. 1828 h.s.
Bombay1828.02.171864WWSecond rate2279841861 screw 2783 bm 91 guns. 1864.12.14 accidentally burnt off Montevideo
Bonetta1836.04.051861WWBrigantine3193
Bonetta1871.05.221909ISFlatiron gunboat254156Sold as salvage vessel Dispenser. 1940.4 lost.
Bonita1864.08a1887WWDockyard cutter78
Boscawen1844.04.031914WWThird rate2212701874 = Wellesley, t.s. 1914.03 damaged by fire in Tyne and broken up
Boscawen1873r57See: Trafalgar 1841
Boscawen1904rSee: Minotaur 1863
Boscawen III1904rSee: Agincourt 1865
Bouncer1856.02.231871WSGunboat232458
Boxer1837.04a1841PPacket159Transferred from Post Office, ex-Ivanhoe
Boxer1855.04.071865WSGunboat232359
Boxer1868.01.151887CSGunvessel605460
Boyne1810.07.031861WWSecond rate2155981834 = Excellent gunnery ship. 1859 = Queen Charlotte
Bramble1822.04.081876WWCutter161101842 survey vessel. 1853 lent as diving-bell vessel. 1876 sold as lightship
Brave1856.02.111869WSGunboat232461Never completed for sea
Brazen1808.05.261848WWSixth rate422261827 floating chapel
Brazen1856.02.231864WSGunboat2324
Brilliant1814.12.281908WWFifth rate954361843 reduced to 22 guns. 1959 RNR t.s. 1889 = Briton
Brisk1819.02.101843WWBrig-sloop237101830 brgantine
Brisk1851.06.021870WSSloop (1862: Corvette)108714741462Sold for mercantile service
Bristol1861.02.121883WSFrigate302740205163
Britannia1820.10.201869WWFirst rate26161201859 t.s.
Britannia1869r64See: Prince of Wales 1860
Britomart1820.08.241843WWBrig-sloop23710
Britomart1847.06.121874WWBrig32981857 Coastguard. 1863 = WV.25
Britomart1860.05.701946WSGunboat2682Sold 1892. Resold as mooring hulk
Briton1812.04.111860WWFifth rate1080381841 convict ship. 1860 target
Briton1869.11.061887WSCorvette133118311065
Briton1889rSee: Brilliant 1814
Bruiser1854.12.081857ISProvision vessel580Robert Stephenson purchased on stocks.
Bruizer1867.04.231886WSGunboat268330266Keel laid down in 1861
Brune1856.08.301863IPGunboat2672912
Brunswick1855.06.011867WSSecond rate249236328067Converted to screw on stocks
Buffalo1813.11a1841WSStoreship58916ex-East Indiaman 'Hindostan'. 1831 Timber carrier. 1841.07.28 wrecked in Mercury Bay, New Zealand
Buffalo1856rSee: Baron von Humboldt 1855
Bulldog1845.10.021865WP1st class sloop11246681865.10.23 burnt off Haiti
Bulldog1872.09.17ISFlatiron gunboat254169
Bullfinch1856.02.251864WSGunboat2324
Bullfinch1868.02.131885WSGunvessel664805370
Bullfrog1838.08.171841WSSchooner964Purchased. Canadian lakes.
Bullfrog1855.10.061875WSGunboat232471
Bulwark1885rSee: Howe 1860
Bulwark1919rSee: Howe 1860
Bustard1855.10.201869WSGunboat232472
Bustard1871.01.071921ISFlatiron gunboat254173
Bustler1855a1894WPTug217Built 1854 as mercantile Merry Andrew
Buzzard1834.03.231843WWBrig-sloop2373
Buzzard1849.03.241883WPSloop98015306


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