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
Daedalus1826.05.021911WWFifth rate1083461843 reduced to 20 guns, 1862 RNR drill ship
Daedalus1916rSee: Thunderbolt 1856
Daisy1856.03.201869WSGunboat2122117
Danae1867.05.211906WSSloop (1876: Corvette)1287171961181886 hulk, lent to War Dept
Danube1854a1856WPVessel110
Daphne1838.08.061864WWSixth rate72618
Daphne1866.10.231882WSSloop108116404119
Dapper1855.03.311922WSGunboat23231201855 training hulk. 1897 cooking depot. 1090 = YC.37
Daring1844.04.021864WWBrig42612
Daring1874.02.041889CSSloop9404
Dart18471875WWBrigantine31931863 = WV.26
Dart1860.03.101884WSGunvessel82857052641882 = Kangaroo
Dartmouth1813.08.281854WWFifth rate952361831 h.s.
Dasher1837.12.051885WPPacket3571121
Dauntless1804,11WWSloop426181807.05.26 captured by French at Danzig
Dauntless1847.01.051885WSFrigate14532520241221850 lengthened 1575 bm
Decoy1856.02.211869WSGunboat2122123
Decoy1871.10.121885CSGunboat2954304124
Dee1832.04.051871WP2nd class sloop7044125Converted to paddle on stocks. 1852 troopship. 1868 storeship
Dee1877.04.041902ISFlatiron gunboat3633
Defence1815.04.251857WWThird rate175474Laid down as Marathon. 1849 convict ship. 1857.07.14 burnt by accident
Defence1861.04.241935ISBroadside ironclad frigate32706270221261885 h.s. 1898 = Indus, t.s. 1922 hulk
Defiance1861.03.271931WSSecond rate34755270811884 torpedo school
Defiance II1904rSee: Perseus 1861
Defiance II1930rSee: Inconstant 1868
Defiance III1922rSee: Cleopatra 1878
Defiance IV1922rSee: Inconstant 1868
Delight1829.11.271844WWPacket brig2374
Delight1856.03.151867WSGunboat2324127Sold as M.A. Starr
Deptford1781.081863WWTender15812
Deptford1788a1862WWTransport brig618?? mooring lighter
Despatch1851.11.251901WWBrig483121863 (= Cadmus) = WV.24, Coastguard
Despatch18691905Tank vessel128
Desperate1849.04.231865WSSloop103816638129Launched 1849.05.23
Devastation1841.07.031867WP1st class sloop105913806130
Devastation1871.07.121908ISTurret ship440693874
Devonshire1812.09.231869WWThird rate1742741849 h.s.
Diadem1856.10.141875WSFrigate2483388032131
Diamond1848.08.291885WWSixth rate1051281866 lent as t.s. 1868 = Joseph Straker
Diamond1874.09.261889WSCorvette1405197014
Diana1822.01.081874WWFifth rate1083461868 h.s.
Dido1836.06.131903WWCorvette734181860 c.h.
Dido1869.10.231922WSSloop (1876: Corvette)1277175561321886 hulk. 1906 = Actaeon II
Diligence1814.09.301904WWTransport3171861 c.h. Later renamed C.72
Discovery1874.12a1902WSVessel5561247Launched 1873 as whaler Bloodhound. Purchased for 1875 Arctic expedition
Dolphin1819rSee: Hindostan 1804
Dolphin1836.06.141894WWBrigantine31931861 Customs w.v.
Don1877.04.141914ISFlatiron gunboat3633
Donegal1798a1845WWThird rate1901761798.10.12 captured as Hoche (French)
Donegal1858.09.231925WSSecond rate324554611011886 = Vernon, torpedo school
Doris1808.09a18??WW5th Rate870361807.03.27 launched as E. Indiaman Salsette. 1807.10.03 = Pitt. 1808.04.03 = Doris
Doris1857.03.251885WSFrigate2483367732133
Doterel1808.10.061848WWBrig-sloop387181827.04 hulk
Doterel1837a1850WPPacket237Transferred from Post Office, ex-Escape
Doterel1860.07.051871WSGunboat2683302134
Doterel1880.03.021881CSSloop113061881.04.26 exploded and sunk off Punta Arenas
Dove1855.11.241873WSGunboat2324135
Dover18401866IPPacket2241361st iron vessel in RN. 1847 gunboat 1
Dragon1798.04.021850WWThird rate1815741824 h.s. 1842 = Fame, hulk
Dragon1845.06.171865WP2nd class frigate127021006 
Dragon1878.05.301892CSSloop11306
Drake1834.03.251867WWDockyard lighter1091854 mortar vessel. 1855 = MV.1. 1856 = Sheppey, dockyard lighter
Drake1856.03.081869WSGunboat2332138
Drake1888rSee: Sheldrake 1875
Drake1906rSee: Sheldrake 1875
Dreadnought1801.06.131857WWSecond rate2110981827 hospital ship
Dreadnought1856rSee: Caledonia 1808
Dreadnought1875.03.081908ISTurret ship108204Laid down as Fury. 1903 hulk
Driver1840.12.241861WP1st class sloop1055137961861.08 wrecked Mariguana Island
Dromedary1806rSee: Howe 1805
Dromedary1862.01.161869ISTroopship657139
Drudge1916rSee: Ready 1872
Druid1825.07.011863WWFifth rate117046
Druid1869.03.131886WSCorvette179110140
Dryad1795.06.041860WWFifth rate924361832 h.s.
Dryad1866.09.251885WSSloop108615744141
Dublin1812.02.131885WWThird rate1772741826 50 guns. 1845 h.s.
Duke of Wellington1852rSee: Windsor Castle 1852
Duncan1811.12.021863WWThird rate1761741826 h.s.
Duncan1859.12.131910WSSecond rate372757241011890 = Pembroke h.s. 1905 = Tenedos II
Durham1867rSee: Active 1845
Dwarf18261862WWCutter502
Dwarf1843a1853ISVessel1641843.06.22 purchased, ex-Mermaid
Dwarf1856.04.081863WSGunboat2122
Dwarf1867.11.281886CSGunvessel4655844143


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