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
Macedonian1810.06.0218??WWFifth rate1082381812.10.25 captured by Americans in the Altantic
Mackerel1856.03.081862WSGunboat2324
Madagascar1822.11.151863WWFifth rate1167461853 harbour storeship
Maeander1840.05.051870WWFifth rate1221441870.07 wrecked at Ascension
Magdala1870.03.021904ISBreastwork monitor33404Coastal defence ship for the harbour of Bombay (now Mumbai)
Magicienne1812.08.081845WWFifth rate949361831 24 gun 6th rate
Magicienne1849.03.021865WP2nd class frigate1255230016293 
Magnet1823.03.301847WWPacket brig2373
Magnet1855.10.191867WWMortar vessel15511855.10 = MV.15. 1857 dockyard craft
Magnet1856.01.291874WSGunboat2324294
Magnificent1806.08.301843WWThird rate1732741823 r.s. 1825 hospital ship
Magpie1830.09.301908WWCutter10841845 = YC.6, dockyard tank vessel
Magpie1855.03.151864WSGunboat23231864.04.03 wrecked Galway Bay
Magpie1868.02.121885WSGunvessel66577442951878 survey vessel
Maidstone1811.10.181865WWFifth rate947361832 r.s. 1839 c.h.
Majestic1853.12.011868WSSecond rate2589348280296Converted to screw on stocks
Malabar1804.05a1853WWFourth rate93556ex-Cuvera, purchased. 1805 storeship. 1815 = Coromandel. 1827 convict ship
Malabar1818.12.281905WWThird rate1715741848 c.h. 1883 = Myrtle
Malabar1866.12.081918ISTroopship418932971897 base ship. 1901 = Terror
Malacca1853.04.091869WSSloop (1862: Corvette)1034175817298Converted to screw on stocks. Resold to Japanese navy as Tsukuba
Mallard1875.08.041889CSGunboat4554
Malta1854a1856PTenderex-Britannia
Malta1875.01.211921IPTug3755300Sold as mercantine Benshie
Manilla1861rSee: Atalante 1860
Manilla1870a1872Storeship373Purchased, ex-Ingeburg
Manly1855.05.161866WWMortar vessel11711855.10 = MV.6. 1866 hulked
Manly1856.01.291863WSGunboat2324
Manly1868.04.231912IPTug1351880299
Marianne1858a1867WWReceiving ship490ex-slaver purchased
Mariner1846.10.191865WW2nd class brig48116
Mariner1878rSee: Juno 1844
Marlborough1855.07.311924WSFirst rate385360651311878 t.s. 1904 = Vernon II. Capsized in tow to breakers
Mars1848.07.011929WWSecond rate25763482803001855 screw. 1869 lent as t.s.
Martin1850.09.191907WW2nd class brig481161890 = Kingfisher, t.s.
Mastiff1813.09.251851WWGun-brig184121825 survey vessel
Mastiff1855.05.051875WWMortar vessel11711855.10 = MV.7. 1864 = WV.37, Coastguard
Mastiff1856.02.221863WSGunboat2324Laid down as Hound
Mastiff1871.04.041931ISFlatiron gunboat25413011914 = Snapper
Mayflower1856.01.311867WSGunboat2324302
Medea1833.09.021867WP2nd class sloop83511424304
Medina1840.03.181864WPPacket889
Medina1876.08.031904ISFlatiron gunboat3633
Medusa1838.10.311872WPPacket889305
Medway1812.11.191865WWThird rate1768741847 convict ship
Medway1876.10.031904ISFlatiron gunboat3633
Meeanee1848.11.111906WWSecond rate259180303Laid down as Madras. 1857 screw 60 guns. 1867 lent War Dept as hospital ship
Megaera1837.08.171843WPSloop720100621843.03.04 wrecked Bare Bush Key, Jamaica
Megaera1849.05.221871ISFrigate13912025306Not commissioned as frigate. 1852 troopship. 1871.06.19 beached St Pauls Island, Indian Ocean as unseaworthy
Melampus1820.08.101906WWFifth rate1089461854 h.s. 1886-1891 lent War Dept
Melpomene1857.08.081875WSFrigate2861382951Converted to screw on stocks
Melville1817.02.171873WWThird rate1768741857 hospital ship at Hong Kong
Menai1814.04.051853WWSixth rate449261831 h.s. 1851 target
Menelaus1810.04.171897WWFifth rate1077381832 quarantaine hulk. 1854 lent Customs
Mercury1826.11.161906WWFifth rate1084461861 c.h.
Mercury1837.02.071904WWCutter tender701866 = YC.6. 1876 = Plymouth
Mercury1878.04.171919SSDespatch vessel3730101906 d.s.
Merlin1838.09.181863WPPacket88941854 survey vessel. 1856 gunvessel
Merlin1871.11.241891CSGunboat2954304307
Mermaid1825.07.301875WWFifth rate1085461850 powder hulk. 1863 lent War Dept
Mermaid1853a1890Coastguard vesselPurchased
Mersey1814.031852WWSixth rate451261832 h.s.
Mersey1858.08.131875WSFrigate3733564340
Messenger1830.081861WPPacket733912Launched 1824. Purchased, ex-Duke of York
Meteor1823.06.251846WWBomb vessel378141832 = Beacon, survey ship
Meteor1824.02.271849WPAuxiliary vessel2963492
Meteor1855.04.171861WSFloating battery146914 
Midge1856.05.081864WSGunboat2122
Midge1868.05.211907CSGunvessel6034308
Milford1809.04.011846WWThird rate1919781825 h.s.
Milford18161852Tank vessel
Minden1810.06.191861WWThird rate1721741842 hospital hulk at Hong Kong
Minerva1820.06.131895WWFifth rate1082461861 h.s.
Minos1840.061852WPVessel406
Minotaur1816.04.151869WWThird rate1726741842 h.s. 1866 = Hermes
Minotaur1863.12.121922ISBroadside ironclad frigate1069036Laid down as Elephant. 1904 = Boscawen t.s. 1906 = Ganges. 1908 Ganges II
Minstrel1865.02.161907WSGunboat26833023091874 c.h.
Minx1846.09.05ISGunboat30318993101859 tank vessel
Miranda1851.03.181869WSSloop (1862: Corvette)1039152314311Laid down as Grinder
Miranda1879.09.301892CSSloop11306
Mistletoe1856.02.221864WSGunboat2324
Moa1861.01a1876W-Coal depotPurchased ex-brig
Modeste1837.10.311866WWSloop56218
Modeste1873.05.231888WSCorvette197014312
Mohawk1843.02.121852WPVessel174
Mohawk1856.01.111862WSGunvessel67943131862 sold to Emperor of China as Pekin
Monarch1832.12.081866WWSecond rate2255841862 target
Monarch1868.05.251905ISTurret ship5103832073141897 guardship. 1904 = Simoom
Monkey1837.03a1888WPPacket212Launched 1821. Transferred from Post Office. ex-Royal Sovereign, King George the Fourth (1821), ex-Royal Sovereign (1821), ex-Sovereign (18??). 1839 tug.
Monmouth1868rSee: Hotspur 1828
Montreal1839a1848WWSchooner1839.10.18 purchased
Moorhen1875.09.131888CSGunboat4554
Moslem1854.08a1856IPVesselPurchased, ex-Torok
Mosquito1871.12.091888CSGunboat2954304315
Mount Edgcombe1876rSee: Winchester 1822
Mulgrave1812.01.011854WWThird rate1726741836 lazaretto. 1844 powder hulk
Mullett1860.02.131872WSGunvessel4285705
Musquito1825.02.191843WWBrig-sloop231Laid up in 1830
Musquito1851.07.291862WWBrig54916Never commissioned. Sold to Prussian navy
Mutine1825.05.191841WWPacket brig23141841 sold as Aladdin
Mutine1844.04.201848WWBrig428121848.12.21 wrecked in a gale near Venice (5 lost)
Mutine1859.07.301870WSSloop (1862: Corvette)882129117316
Mutine1880.07.201921CSSloop11306
Myrmidon1845.021858IPGunvessel3745053
Myrmidon1867.06.051889WSGunvessel6978771867.10 survey vessel
Myrtle1837.09a1868WPPacket116317Launched 1831. Transferred from Post office, ex-Firefly. 1866 tug
Myrtle1883rSee: Malabar 1818


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