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
Gadfly1856.04.211864WSGunboat2122
Gadfly1879.05.051918ISFlatiron gunboat25411900 coal lighter YC.230
Galatea1810.08.311849WWFifth rate94736
Galatea1859.09.141883WSFrigate3227468626190
Ganges1821.11.101929WWSecond rate22483594841865 t.s. 1906 = Tenedos III. 1910 = Indus V. 1922 = Impregnable III
Ganges1906rSee: Minotaur 1863
Ganges1908rSee: Caroline 1882
Ganges II1906rSee: Agincourt 1865
Ganges II1908rSee: Minotaur 1863
Gannet1857.12.291877WSSloop57989011191
Gannet1878.08.31CSSloop113061897 restored and now part of the UK's National Historic Fleet
Garland1846.02.261855WPPacket295
Garland1856.05.071864WSGunboat2122
Garnet1856.05.311864WSGunboat2332
Garnet1877.06.301904CSCorvette212012
Geyser1841.04.061866WP1st class sloop105513796192 
Gibraltar1860.08.161899WSSecond rate371657241012061872 t.s. 1889 = Grampian
Gladiator1844.10.151879WP2nd class frigate119019606193
Glasgow1861.03.281884WSFrigate3027402051194
Glatton1855.04.181864WSFloating battery153514195 
Glatton1871.03.081903ISBreastwork monitor49104196
Gleaner1837.06a1849WPGunvessel3713Launched 1833. Transferred from Post Office, ex-Gulnare, 351 bm, rebuilt
Gleaner1854.10.071868WSGunboat2164197
Gloucester1812.02.271884WWThird rate1770741832 40 gun 4th rate. 1861 h.s.
Gnat1856.05.101864WSGunboat2122198
Gnat1867.11.261868CSGunvessel46441991868.11.15 wrecked on Balabac Island, China Sea
Goldfinch1856.02.021869WSGunboat2324200
Goliath1842.07.251875WWSecond rate2596802011857 screw. 1870 t.s. 1875.12.22 burnt by accident
Gorgon1837.08.311864WPFrigate111116106 
Gorgon1871.10.141903ISCoast defence monitor35604203
Goshawk1856.02.091869WSGunboat2324204
Goshawk1872.01.231906CSGunboat43042051902 hulk
Gossamer1821a1861WWTender48Purchased on stocks
Grampian1889r206See: Gibraltar 1860
Grampus1845rSee: Tremendous 1784
Grappler1845.12.301850IPVessel5573
Grappler1855.05.011896WWMortar vessel16111855.10 = MV.18. 1866 hulk
Grappler1856.03.291885WSGunboat23242071868 sold and converted to tug, 1885 burnt
Grasshopper1855.12.081871WSGunboat2324208
Grecian1838.04.241865WW2nd class brig48416
Greenock1849.04.301852ISFrigate1413206510Laid down as Pegasus. Sold for commercial use
Greyhound1859.06.151906WSSloop (1862: Corvette)8801260172091869 h.s.
Griffin1858rSee: Griffon 1832
Griffon1832.09.111869WWBrig-sloop101854 h.s. 1857 c.h. 1858 = Griffin
Griffon1860.02.251866WSGunvessel42557052101866.10 stranded after collision with Pandora off Little Popo, west Africa
Griffon1876.12.161891CSGunvessel78031891 Sold to Board of Trade as hulk, renamed Richmond
Grinder1855.03.071864WSGunboat2323211
Grinder1868.03.211919WPTug3325050
Griper1813.07.141868WWGun-brig182121824 Artic discovery sloop, 2 guns. 1836 Coastguard. 1856 target
Griper1855.12.111869WSGunboat2324212
Griper1879.09.151937ISFlatiron gunboat25411905 YC373. 1923.06.19 base ship Flora. 1933 Afrikander
Growler1841.07.201854WP1st class sloop105413796
Growler1855.03.311863WWMortar vessel11711855.10 = MV.4
Growler1856.05.081864WSGunboat2324213
Growler1868.12.011887CSGunvessel5844214
Gulnare1855a1863Survey cutter31
Hamadryad1823.07.251905WWFifth rate1082461866 lend as seamans hospital
Handy1856.05.311868WSGunboat2332215
Handy1871rSee: Nymphe 1812
Hannibal1854.01.311904WSSecond rate31364735912161874 hulk
Happy Ladd1855a1856GunboatSold to Turkish navy
Hardy1855.03.141858WWMortar vessel11711855.10 = MV.12
Hardy1856.03.011869WSGunboat2324217
Harlequin1836.03.181889WWBrig-sloop433161860 coal hulk
Harpy1825.07.161841WWBrig-sloop23210
Harpy1845.03.041909IPGunboat34450532181892 target
Harrier1831.11.081840WWSloop48618
Harrier1854.05.131866WSSloop747104717219 
Hart1821.06.121875WWSchooner tender811822 = Navy Board. 1833 = Hart. 1860s = Sheerness YC1. 1870 = Drake, Superintendent's yacht at Sheerness
Hart1868.08.201888CSGunvessel4645844220
Hastings1819.06a1886WWThird rate176374Purchased, ex-Indiaman. 1855 screw blockship 60 guns. 1870 coal hulk
Hasty1812.08.261870WWGun-brig182121819 survey vessel. 1827 mud-engine
Hasty1856.01.101865WSGunboat232221
Hasty1867.08.141885IPTug1201360222
Haughty1856.02.091867WSGunboat2324223
Havannah1811.03.261905WWFifth rate949361860 lent as t.s.
Havock1805.07.251859WWGun-brig184121821 light vessel. 1843 watch vessel
Havock1855.03.141874WWMortar vessel12011855.10 = MV.5. 18?? = WV.27 Customs
Havock1856.03.201871WSGunboat2324224
Hawk1869.04.141922SCoastguard vessel3724161888 = Amelia. 1905 = Colleen. 1916 = Colleen (old). 1918 = Emerald. 1918 = Cuckoo
Hawke1820.03.161865WWThird rate1754741855 screw blockship 60 guns
Hazard1837.04.211866WWSloop43118
Hearty1855a1876WPTug2213460225ex-Merry Monarch. 1854 launched
Hebe1826.12.141873WWFifth rate1078461839 r.s. 1861 hulk
Hecate1839.03.301865WP2nd class sloop81710964
Hecate1871.09.301903ISCoast defence monitor34804
Hecla1839.01.141863WP2nd class sloop81710964 
Hecla1855.05a1866ISStoreship700Transferred from Treasury Dept. 1855.06 = Wye
Hecla1878.03.071926ISTorpedo depot ship64006Laid down as mercantile British Crown
Hector1862.09.261905ISBroadside ironclad frigate6710182261900 part of Vernon torpedo school
Helena1843.07.111921WWBrig549161861 c.h. 1863 police hulk. 1868 church ship. 1883 police hulk
Helicon1865.01.311905WPDispatch vessel837100022271888 = Enchantress
Herald1824rSee: Termagant 1822
Hercules1815.09.051865WWThird rate1750741853 h.s.
Hercules1868.02.101932ISCentral battery ironclad8700141881 to Coastguard. 1905 accommodation ship. 1909 = Calcutta. 1915 = Fisgard II
Hermes1830rSee: Courier 1829
Hermes1835.06.261864WPSloop71678922281842 rebuilt as 830 bm
Hermes1866rSee: Minotaur 1816
Hero1816.09.211908WWThird rate1756741816.12 = Wellington. 1862 = Akbar, t.s.
Hero1858.04.151871WSSecond rate3148476591229
Heroine1841.08.161878WWPacket brig35981865 h.s.
Heron1847.09.271859WW2nd class brig482161859.05.09 foundered between Ascension & Sierra Leone
Heron1860.07.051881WSGunboat2323302230
Herring1856.01.101865WSGunboat2324231
Hesper1855a1868ISStoreship80841854 built as mercantile Hesperus. 1855.05.24 acquired from the Treasury. 1868.10 sold under original name
Hibernia1804.11.171902WWFirst rate25301101855 base ship
Hibernia1902rSee: Achilles 1863
Highflyer1851.08.131871WSCorvette (1852: Frigate)11531902212321852 reclassed corvette
Highlander1856.04.291884WSGunboat2322331868 = YC.51, steam-dredger
Himalaya1854a1940ISTroopship343846902341853.05.24 launched. Purchased from P&O. 1895 = C60 c.h. 1920 sold. 1940 sunk in air attack.
Hind1855.05.031872WSGunboat2323235
Hindostan1804.05a1855WWFourth rate124954ex-E. Indiaman Admiral Rainer. 1811 = storeship, 20 guns. 1819 = Dolphin. 1830 = Justitia, convict ship
Hindostan1841.08.021921WWSecond rate20293242801868 t.s. 1905 = Fisgard III. 1920 = Hindostan
Hindostan1920rSee: Hindostan 1841
Hogue1811.10.031865WWThird rate1750742361849 screw blockship, 60 guns
Hood1859.05.041888WSSecond rate3308912371872 h.s.
Hope1824.12.081882WWPacket brig23131846 Lazarette
Horatio1807.04.231865WWFifth rate1090382381849 screw frigate blockship. 1855 mortar frigate 2 mortars
Hornet1831.08.241845WWSchooner1816
Hornet1854.04.131868WSSloop753104517239
Hornet1868.03.101889CSGunvessel4656034240
Hotspur1828.10.091902WWFifth rate1171461868 = Monmouth
Hotspur1870.03.191904ISIronclad ram43313241
Hound1846.05.231887WWBrig35881872 breakwater
Howe1805a1864WWStoreship104820ex-E. Indiaman Kaikusroo. 1806 = Dromedary. 1819 convict ship.
Howe1815.03.281854WWFirst rate2619120
Howe1860.03.071921WSFirst rate424569591212481885 = Bulwark h.s.1886 = Impregnable. 1919 = Bulwark.
Hunter1856.06.071884WSGunboat2332242
Hussar1807.04.231861WWFifth rate1077381833 h.s. 1861 target
Hyacinth1829.05.061871WWSloop435181860 c.h.
Hyaena1856.04.031870WSGunboat2324245
Hyaena1873.08.301906ISFlatiron gunboat2541
Hydra1838.06.131870WP2nd class sloop81710964243 
Hydra1871.12.281903ISCoast defence monitor34804244


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