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
Cadmus1808.02.261864WWBrig-sloop237101835 Coastguard w.v. 1863 = WV.24
Cadmus1856.05.201879WSCorvette1461221621
Cadmus1863rSee: Despatch 1851
Caesar1853.08.071870WSSecond rate2767325091Converted to screw on stocks
Calcutta1831.03.141908WWSecond rate2299841865 gunnery ship
Calcutta1909rSee: Hercules 1868
Caledonia1808.06.251875WWFirst rate26161201856 = Dreadnought, hospital ship
Caledonia1862.10.241886WSBroadside ironclad frigate412568323074Laid down as 2nd rate, 91 guns
Caledonia1891rSee: Impregnable 1810
Calliope1837.10.051883WWSixth rate717281860 floating chapel. 1865 factory
Calypso1845.051866WWSixth rate73120
Calypso1870rSee: Blonde 1819
Cambrian1841.07.051892WWFifth rate1622361872 hulk. 1880 floating factory
Cambridge1815.06.231869WWThird rate2139801856 gunnery ship
Cambridge1869r75See: Windsor Castle 1858
Camel1855.04.211901WWMortar vessel11711855.10 = MV.14. 1871 = YC.6, crane lighter
Camel1856.05.031864WSGunboat232476
Camel18661913IPTug319521077
Cameleon1816.01.161849WWBrig-sloop24010
Camelion1860.02.231883WSSloop (1862: Corvette)95213651778
Camilla1847.09.081861WWBrig549161860 presumed foundered on China station with all hands
Camperdown1825rSee: Trafalgar 1820
Canopus1798a1887WWThird rate225784Was Franklin (French) captured 1798.08.01 at the Nile. 1863 h.s.
Captain1825rSee: Royal Sovereign 1786
Captain1869.03.271870ISTurret ship427277676Ships book ADM 136/3. 1870.09.07 capsized in storm off Cape Finisterre
Caradoc1847.07.031870IPGunboat676179
Carnatic1823.10.211914WWThird rate179072Never commissioned. 1860 c.h. 1886 powder hulk. 1886-1891 lent War Dept.
Carnation1855.10.201863WSGunboat232480
Caroline1856.05.091862WSGunboat232481
Carron1827.01.091877WPGunvessel2952
Carron1855.04.281884WWMortar vessel16011855.10 = MV.17. 1866 hulk
Carron18671885Tug82
Carysfort1836.08.121861WWSixth rate91126
Carysfort1878.09.261899SSCorvette238014
Cassius1847a1852WWDiving-bell vesselWas U.S.A. schooner
Castlereagh1846a1848WWSurvey schooner
Castor1832.05.021902WWFifth rate12931808261860 t.s.
Celebes1806aWWFifth rate361806.07.26 Dutch Pallas captured in East Indies. Originally renamed Macassar
Centaur1845.10.061864WP2nd class frigate127021006 
Centurion1844.05.021870WWSecond rate258080831855 screw
Cerberus1827.03.301866WWFifth rate107946Never commissioned
Cerberus1868.12.021924ISBreastwork monitor334041918=Platypus II d.s.
Ceylon1808rWWSee: Bombay 1805
Challenger1858.02.131921WSCorvette1465213721841872 survey ship 4 guns. 1880 hulk
Champion1824.05.311867WWSloop45618Wrecked as a target
Champion1878.07.011931SSCorvette238014
Chanticleer1808.07.261871WWBrig-sloop237101828 survey ship. 1830 Customs watch vessel. 1863.05.25 = WV.5
Chanticleer1861.02.091875WSSloop (1862: Corvette)95014191785
Charger1835rSee: Courier 1829
Charger1855.11.131887WSGunboat2324861866 buoy boat. 18?? = YC.3. 1887 sold for mercantile service as Rescue
Charon1837.04a1849WPPacket125Transferred from Post Office, ex-Crusader. 1849 sold to Trinity House
Charon1856.02.091865WSGunboat2324
Charybdis1831.02.271843WWBrig-sloop2323
Charybdis1859.06.011884WSCorvette15062187211881-1882 lent to Canadian govt as t.s.
Chasseur1855a1901IPFloating factory543
Chatham1741.10.011867WWYacht7461793 rebuilt 93 bm. 1842 rebuilt 104 bm
Cheerful1855.10.061869WSGunboat212287
Cherokee1842.09.221851WPVessel750Illustration from Toronto Public Library website
Cherokee1856.04.301869WSGunboat232488Never completed for sea
Cherub1865.03.271890WSGunboat2683302
Chesapeake1855.09.271867WSFrigate237733345189
Chester1861.03.141925ISTank vessel164234090
Chichester1843.07.121889WWFourth rate1468521866 lent as t.s.
Childers1827.08.231865WWBrig-sloop38516
Chub1855.10.151869WSGunboat212291
Circassian1854.07a1856WPVessel17001854.07.21 purchased at Constantinople ex-Swan. 1856.07.28 sold
Circe1827.09.221922WWFifth rate1079461866 h.s. 1916 = Impregnable IV
Clarence1827.07.251884WWSecond rate228884Laid down as Goliath. 1872 t.s. 1884.01.17 accidentally burnt on Mersey
Clarence1885rSee: Royal William 1833
Cleopatra1835.04.281862WWSixth rate91826
Cleopatra1878.08.011931SSCorvette2380141922.01 = Defiance III
Clinker1813.07.151867WWGun-brig183121831 Coastguard. 1863 = WV.12
Clinker1855.04.021871WSGunboat232392
Clinker1882rSee: Wave 1856
Clio1807.01.101845WWBrig-sloop38918
Clio1858.08.281919WSCorvette14622187211877 t.s.
Clown1856.05.201871WSGunboat233931867 coal lighter. 18?? = YC.1. 18?? = YC.6. 1871 lost
Clyde1828.10.091904WWFifth rate10811447461870 = RNR drill ship
Cochin1820.04.231850WWSchooner541840 tank vessel
Cochin1856.04.081863WSGunboat2324
Cockatrice1832.05.141858WWSchooner1826
Cockatrice1860.05.261885WSGunboat2683302941882 = YC.10 luggage lighter
Cockchafer1855.11.241872WSGunboat232495
Colleen1905rSee: Hawk 1869
Colleen (old)1916rSee: Hawk 1869
Collingwood1841.08.171867WWSecond rate258980961861 screw
Colossus1848.06.011867WWSecond rate259080971855 screw
Columbia1829.07.011859WPPacket36150431842 survey vessel. 1857 c.h.
Columbine1826.12.011892WWSloop492181849 12 gun brig. 1854 c.h.
Columbine1862.04.021875WSSloop6699131198
Comet1822.05.231868WPTug and ferry238239299First steamship ordered by Admiralty
Comet1828.08.111862WWSloop462181832 = Comus
Comet1869rSee: Thunderer 1831
Comet1870.12.081908ISFlatiron gunboat2541
Comus1832rSee: Comet 1828
Comus1878.04.031904SSCorvette238014
Condor1876.12.281889CSGunvessel78031889: sold to George Cohen
Confiance1827.03.281873WPGunvessel2952100
Conflict1812.09.261840WWGun-brig180121832 r.s. Sierre Leone
Conflict1846.08.051863WSSloop992162881848 lengthened to 1848 bm
Conflict1873.02.111882WWSchooner1201
Confounder1856.05.211864WSGunboat2324
Conqueror1855.05.021861WSSecond rate322557201011861.12.29 wrecked Rum Key, West Indies
Conqueror1862rSee: Waterloo 1833
Conquest1878.10.281899SSCorvette238014
Conquestador1810.08.011897WWThird rate1773741831 4th rate. 1860 powder hulk.
Constance1846.03.121875WWFourth rate2132501011862 screw
Constance1880.06.091899SSCorvette238014
Contest1846.04.111868WWBrig45912
Contest1874.08.291889CSGunboat4554
Conway1832.02.021871WWSixth rate652261859 t.s. 1861 = Winchester
Conway1861rSee: Winchester 1822
Conway1876rSee: Nile 1839
Coquette1855.10.251868WSGunvessel6774102
Coquette1871.04.051889CSGunboat2954304103
Cordelia1856.07.031870WSSloop57987611104
Cormorant1842.03.291853WP1st class sloop105413796
Cormorant1856.02.231859WSGunvessel67541859.06.28 sunk at Peiho forts
Cormorant1860.02.091870WSGunvessel6958774105
Cormorant1877.09.121949CSSloop113061946 = Rooke
Cornwall1812.01.161875WWThird rate1751741831 50 guns.1869 = Wellesley, t.s.
Cornwallis1805a1862WWFourth rate138854Was Marquis Cornwallis, East Indiaman, purchased. 1811 = Akbar. 1852 t.s.
Cornwallis1813.05.121957WWThird rate1809741061855 screw blockship, 60 guns. 1865 jetty at Sheerness. 1916 = Wildfire, base ship
Cornwallis1868rSee: Wellesley 1815
Coromandel1815rSee: Malabar 1804
Coromandel1855a1866WPDispatch vessel3031855 purchased. 1866 = Naruto (Japanese navy). 1876 broken up.
Cossack1854.05.151875WSCorvette1296196520107Laid down as Witjas for Russian navy. seized on stocks 1854.04.05
Courier1829a1854WPPacket7339121824 launched. Acquired for Corfu service (was George IV). 1830 = Hermes. 1835 = Charger, c.h.
Cowper1860a1861WPVessel3421860 purchased. 1861 sold and renamed !Fei Seen
Cracker18261842WSCutter47Purchased. 1832 training hulk for artificers. Date of sale uncertain
Cracker1855.04.021864WSGunboat2323
Cracker1867.11.271889CSGunvessel4656054108
Crane1839.05.281862WWPacket brig3596
Creole1845.10.011875WWSixth rate91126Never commissioned. 1870 lent to Cork Industrial Training Ship Organisation
Crescent1810.12.111854WWFifth rate1084381840 h.s.
Crescent1854a1855WPTender901854 purchased
Cressy1853.07.211867WSSecond rate2539370780109Converted to screw on stocks
Cressy1941rSee: Unicorn 1824
Crocodile1825.10.281861WWSixth rate50028
Crocodile1867.01.071894ISTroopship417362113110
Crocus1856.06.041864WSGunboat2324
Cromer1867.08.201886WSGunboat2683302111
Cruiser1857rSee: Cruizer 1852
Cruizer1828.01.191849WWBrig-sloop38518
Cruizer1852.06.191912WSSloop7471045172721856 = Cruiser. 1893 = Lark, sail t.s.
Cuckoo1837a1865WPPacket23436Transferred from Post Office, ex-Cinderella. 185? gunboat
Cuckoo1873.08.141958ISFlatiron gunboat25411912 = Vivid, base ship. 1920 = Vivid (Old). 1923 = YC.37
Cuckoo1918rSee: Hawk 1869
Cumberland1807.08.191870WWThird rate1718741830 convict ship. 1833 = Fortitude
Cumberland1842.10.211889WWThird rate2214701870 t.s.1889.02.17 burnt on Clyde.
Cupid1855.11.131870IWMortar vessel1021also called Mortar Float No. 103. 1865 = YC.3
Curacoa1809.09.231849WWFifth rate95636
Curacoa1854.04.131869WSFrigate1570238531112
Curacoa1878.04.181904SSCorvette238014
Curlew1830.02.251849WWBrig-sloop23310
Curlew1854.05.311865WSSloop4866259113
Curlew1868.08.201882WSGunvessel6658053114
Cyclops1839.07.101864WP1st class sloop119519606
Cyclops1871.07.181903ISCoast defence monitor34804115
Cygnet1840.04.061877WWBrig35981863 = WV.30, Coastguard.
Cygnet1860.06.061868WSGunvessel4285705116
Cygnet1874.05.301889CSGunboat4554


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