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.



NameLaunchedH.P.TypeB.M.Disp.GunsFateS.B.Note
Daedalus1826.05.02WWFifth rate10834619111843 reduced to 20 guns, 1862 RNR drill ship
Daedalus1916rSee: Thunderbolt 1856
Daisy1856.03.20WSGunboat21221869117
Danae1867.05.21WSSloop (1876: Corvette)12871719619061181886 hulk, lent to War Dept
Danube1854aWPVessel1101856
Daphne1838.08.06WWSixth rate726181864
Daphne1866.10.23WSSloop1081164041882119
Dapper1855.03.31WSGunboat232319221201855 training hulk. 1897 cooking depot. 1090 = YC.37
Daring1844.04.02WWBrig426121864
Daring1874.02.04CSSloop94041889
Dart1847WWBrigantine319318751863 = WV.26
Dart1860.03.10WSGunvessel828570518842641882 = Kangaroo
Dartmouth1813.08.28WWFifth rate9523618541831 h.s.
Dasher1837.12.05WPPacket35711885121
Dauntless1804,11WWSloop426181807.05.26 captured by French at Danzig
Dauntless1847.01.05WSFrigate145325202418851221850 lengthened 1575 bm
Decoy1856.02.21WSGunboat21221869123
Decoy1871.10.12CSGunboat29543041885124
Dee1832.04.05WP2nd class sloop70441871125Converted to paddle on stocks. 1852 troopship. 1868 storeship
Dee1877.04.04ISFlatiron gunboat36331902
Defence1815.04.25WWThird rate1754741857Laid down as Marathon. 1849 convict ship. 1857.07.14 burnt by accident
Defence1861.04.24ISBroadside ironclad frigate327062702219351261885 h.s. 1898 = Indus, t.s. 1922 hulk
Defiance1861.03.27WSSecond rate347552708119311884 torpedo school
Defiance II1904rSee: Perseus 1861
Defiance II1930rSee: Inconstant 1868
Defiance III1922rSee: Cleopatra 1878
Defiance IV1922rSee: Inconstant 1868
Delight1829.11.27WWPacket brig23741844
Delight1856.03.15WSGunboat23241867127Sold as M.A. Starr
Deptford1781.08WWTender158121863
Deptford1788aWWTransport brig6186218?? mooring lighter
Despatch1851.11.25WWBrig4831219011863 (= Cadmus) = WV.24, Coastguard
Despatch1869Tank vessel1905128
Desperate1849.04.23WSSloop1038166381865129Launched 1849.05.23
Devastation1841.07.03WP1st class sloop1059138061867130
Devastation1871.07.12ISTurret ship4406938741908
Devonshire1812.09.23WWThird rate17427418691849 h.s.
Diadem1856.10.14WSFrigate24833880321875131
Diamond1848.08.29WWSixth rate10512818851866 lent as t.s. 1868 = Joseph Straker
Diamond1874.09.26WSCorvette14051970141889
Diana1822.01.08WWFifth rate10834618741868 h.s.
Dido1836.06.13WWCorvette7341819031860 c.h.
Dido1869.10.23WSSloop (1876: Corvette)12771755619221321886 hulk. 1906 = Actaeon II
Diligence1814.09.30WWTransport31719041861 c.h. Later renamed C.72
Discovery1874.12aWSVessel55612471902Launched 1873 as whaler Bloodhound. Purchased for 1875 Arctic expedition
Dolphin1819rSee: Hindostan 1804
Dolphin1836.06.14WWBrigantine319318941861 Customs w.v.
Don1877.04.14ISFlatiron gunboat36331914
Donegal1798aWWThird rate19017618451798.10.12 captured as Hoche (French)
Donegal1858.09.23WSSecond rate3245546110119251886 = Vernon, torpedo school
Doris1808.09aWW5th Rate8703618??1807.03.27 launched as E. Indiaman Salsette. 1807.10.03 = Pitt. 1808.04.03 = Doris
Doris1857.03.25WSFrigate24833677321885133
Doterel1808.10.06WWBrig-sloop3871818481827.04 hulk
Doterel1837aWPPacket2371850Transferred from Post Office, ex-Escape
Doterel1860.07.05WSGunboat26833021871134
Doterel1880.03.02CSSloop1130618811881.04.26 exploded and sunk off Punta Arenas
Dove1855.11.24WSGunboat23241873135
Dover1840IPPacket22418661361st iron vessel in RN. 1847 gunboat 1
Dragon1798.04.02WWThird rate18157418501824 h.s. 1842 = Fame, hulk
Dragon1845.06.17WP2nd class frigate1270210061865 
Dragon1878.05.30CSSloop113061892
Drake1834.03.25WWDockyard lighter10918671854 mortar vessel. 1855 = MV.1. 1856 = Sheppey, dockyard lighter
Drake1856.03.08WSGunboat23321869138
Drake1888rSee: Sheldrake 1875
Drake1906rSee: Sheldrake 1875
Dreadnought1801.06.13WWSecond rate21109818571827 hospital ship
Dreadnought1856rSee: Caledonia 1808
Dreadnought1875.03.08ISTurret ship1082041908Laid down as Fury. 1903 hulk
Driver1840.12.24WP1st class sloop10551379618611861.08 wrecked Mariguana Island
Dromedary1806rSee: Howe 1805
Dromedary1862.01.16ISTroopship6571869139
Drudge1916rSee: Ready 1872
Druid1825.07.01WWFifth rate1170461863
Druid1869.03.13WSCorvette1791101886140
Dryad1795.06.04WWFifth rate9243618601832 h.s.
Dryad1866.09.25WSSloop1086157441885141
Dublin1812.02.13WWThird rate17727418851826 50 guns. 1845 h.s.
Duke of Wellington1852rSee: Windsor Castle 1852
Duncan1811.12.02WWThird rate17617418631826 h.s.
Duncan1859.12.13WSSecond rate3727572410119101890 = Pembroke h.s. 1905 = Tenedos II
Durham1867rSee: Active 1845
Dwarf1826WWCutter5021862
Dwarf1843aISVessel16418531843.06.22 purchased, ex-Mermaid
Dwarf1856.04.08WSGunboat21221863
Dwarf1867.11.28CSGunvessel46558441886143


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