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
Naiad1797.02.271866WWFifth rate1020381847 coal depot
Nankin1850.03.161905WWFourth rate20492540501866 hospital hulk. 1895 sold
Narcissus1859.10.261883WSFrigate2665354851
Nassau1866.02.201880WSGunvessel6958773181866.07 survey ship
Nautilus1830.03.111878WWBrig-sloop233101852 t.s. 1872 hulk
Nautilus1879.05.201905WW2nd class brig5018Built to old design as training brig
Nelson1814.07.041928WWFirst rate26171203191860 screw 89 guns. 1867 to New South Wales govt. 1898 sold as store hulk, later coal hulk
Nelson1876.11.041910ISArmoured cruiser7630181901 t.s.
Nemesis1826.08.191866WWFifth rate116846Never commissioned
Neptune1832.09.271875WWFirst rate26941201859 screw 89 guns
Neptune18631905Coastguard cutter60
Neptune1878.03a1903ISMasted turret ship931061874.09.10 launched as Brazalian Independencia. Purched while completing
Nerbudda18351862Cutter492
Nerbudda1847.02.061856WWBrig-sloop445121856.07.10 foundered off Cape of Good Hope
Nereus1821.07.301879WWFifth rate1095461843 storeship, h.s.
Netley1823.03.131859WWCutter12281848.10 foundered at Spithead and raised
Netley1866.07.021885WSGunboat2683302321
Nettle1856.02.091868WSGunboat2122322
Nettle1870rSee: Thunderer 1831
Newcastle1813.11.101850WWFourth rate1556601824 h.s.
Newcastle1860.10.161929WSFrigate4020513231889 powder hulk
Newport1867.07.201881WSGunvessel4255703241868 survey vessel. Sold as Pandora
Niagara1814rSee: Royal George 1809
Niger1846.11.181869WSSloop (1862: Corvette)1013145414325
Nightingale1855.12.221867WSGunboat2324326
Nile1839.06.281956WWSecond rate2598901854 screw. 1876 = Conway, t.s. 1853.04.14 stranded in Menai strait. 1956.10.31 accidentally burnt
Nimble1860.09.151906WSGunvessel42857053271879 h.s.
Nimrod1828.08.261907WWSloop50220Laid down as 6th rate Andromeda. 1853 = C.1, c.h. 18?? = C.76
Nimrod1856.04.211865WSGunvessel8686328
Niobe1849.09.181862WWSixth rate1051281862 sold to Prussian navy
Niobe1866.05.311874WSSloop1083157043291874.05.21 wrecked Miquelon Island
North Star1824.12.071860WWSixth rate50128
Northampton1876.11.181905ISArmoured cruiser7652181894 t.s.
Northumberland1798.02.021850WWThird rate1907741827 hulk
Northumberland1866.04.171927ISBroadside ironclad frigate662110780283301898 d.s. 1904 = Acheron, t.s. 1909 = C.8 hulk. 1926 = C.68. Resold as hulk Stedmound
Nymphe1812.04.121875WWFifth rate108738Laid down as Nereide. 1836 h.s. 1871 = Handy
Nymphe1866.11.241884WSSloop108415704331
Oberon1847.01.021880IPSloop (packet)650105543321870 target
Ocean1805.10.241875WWSecond rate2291981841 d.s.1853 c.h.
Ocean1863.03.191882WSBroadside ironclad frigate4047683224333Laid down as 2nd rate 91 guns
Octavia1849.08.181876WWFourth rate2125503341861 screw 3832 disp
Odin1846.07.241865WP1st class frigate131018
Old President1903rSee: President 1829
Onyx1845.111854IPPacket292
Onyx1856.04.031873WSGunboat21223351869 steam-lump
Opal1875.03.091892CSCorvette212012Laid down as Magicienne
Opossum1821.12.111841WWBrig-sloop23610
Opossum1856.02.281896WSGunboat23243361874 hulk
Orestes1824.05.311905WWSloop460181852 = C.28, c.h.
Orestes1860.08.181866WSCorvette1717243121337
Orient1918rSee Sampson 1877
Orion1854.11.061867WSSecond rate328191338Converted to screw on stocks
Orion1879.01.231913ISCentral battery ironclad48704Laid down as Turkish Buruc-i-Zaffer. Purchased on stocks. 1909.12 = Orontes, depot ship.
Orlando1858.06.121871WSFrigate3740564340339
Orontes1862.11.221893ISTroopship2812485733401876 lengthened 5600 disp
Orontes1904rSee: Swiftsure 1870
Orontes1909rSee: Orion 1879
Orpheus1860.06.231863WSCorvette17062365211863.02.07 wrecked Manukau Bar, New Zealand
Orwell1866.12.271890WSGunboat26833021890 sold Customs Board
Osborne1854r341See: Victoria and Albert 1843
Osborne1870.12.191908WPYacht1856342
Osprey1844.04.021846WWBrig425121846.03.11 wreched off Hokianga, New Zealand
Osprey1856.03.221867WSGunvessel68243431867.05.30 wrecked off Cape St. Francis, Algoa Bay, South Africa
Osprey1876.08.051890CSSloop11306
Otter1837a1893WPPacket237344Launched 1827. Transferred from Post Office, ex-Wizard. 1854 gunvessel. 1865 tug. 1878 c.h
Owen Glendower1808.11.211884WWFifth rate951361842 convict ship
Pacific1844.12a1868Receiving ship110Purchased. (later?) light vessel at the Cape of Good Hope
Pallas1816.04.131862WWFifth rate951361836 c.h.
Pallas1865.03.141886WSCentral battery ironclad corvette237236616345
Pandora1833.07.141862WWPacket brig31931857 Coastguard watch vessel
Pandora1861.02.071875WSGunvessel4285705346
Pantaloon1831.12a1852WWBrig34010Purchased
Pantaloon1860.09.261867WSSloop57479811347
Parthian1856.05.081864WSGunboat2324
Partridge1829.10.121864WWBrig-sloop23110
Partridge1856.03.291864WSGunboat2324
Peacock1856.04.121869WSGunboat2324348
Pearl1828.03.171851WWSloop55820
Pearl1855.09.131884WSCorvette1469218721349 
Pearlen1807a1846WWFifth rate1204381807.09.07 captured from Danes at Copenhagen. 1811 = Perlen. 1813.03 lazaretto. 1836 = Perlin
Pegasus1878.06.131892CSSloop11306
Pelican1812.081865WWBrig-sloop385181863 = WV.29
Pelican1860.07.191869WSSloop (1862: Corvette)952136517350Sold as Hawk. resold to Portuguese navy as Infanta Dom Henrique. Launched 1860.07.09
Pelican1876.08.051890CSSloop11306
Pelorus1808.06.251841WWBrig-sloop385181839.11.25 wrecked in a cyclone at Port Essington, N.T., Australia, but subsequently raised and repaired
Pelorus1857.02.051869WSCorvette1462233021351
Pelter1813.08.271862WWGun-brig184121827 Coastguard
Pelter1854.08.261864WSGunboat2164
Pelter18671905Tank vessel352
Pembroke1812.06.231905WWThird rate1758741855 screw blockship 60 guns. 1858 Coastguard. 1873 base ship at Chatham. 1890 = Forte r.s.
Pembroke1890rSee: Duncan 1859
Pembroke1919rSee: Achilles 1863
Penelope1829.08.131864WWFifth rate1091461843 paddle 1616 bm 12 guns
Penelope1867.06.181912CSCentral battery ironclad corvette30964470113531891 guard ship. 1897 prison hulk
Penguin1838.04.101871WWPacket brig36061857 Coastguard watch vessel. 1863 = WV.31
Penguin1860.02.081870WSGunvessel4285705354
Penguin1876.03.251924CSSloop113061890 = survey ship. 1908 = d.s. 1913 to R.Aust.N.
Perlen1811rSee: Pearlen 1807
Perlin1836rSee: Pearlen 1807
Perseus1812.11.201850WWSixth rate522221818 h.s.
Perseus1861.08.211931WSSloop (1862: Corvette)9551365171904 = Defiance II
Perseverance1854.07.111860ISTroopship1967ex-Russian Sobraon, purchased on stocks. 1860.10.21 wrecked in Cape Verde Islands
Perseverance1875.01.191911IPTug2805380
Persian1839.10.071866WW2nd class brig48416
Pert1856.04.031864WSGunboat2122
Pert1868.06.221888CSGunvessel4644355
Pet1856.02.091904WSGunboat21223561865 hulk
Peterel1838.05.231862WWPacket brig3596
Peterel1860.11.101901WSSloop669847113571885 c.h.
Phaeton1848.11.251875WWFifth rate1942503581859 screw
Pheasant1856.05.011877WSGunboat2324359
Philomel1842.03.281870WWBrig36081857 Coastguard watch vessel. 1863 = WV.23. 1869 foundered in the Swalve, salved and broken up
Philomel1860.03.101865WSGunvessel4285705360
Philomel1867.10.291886WSGunvessel7743361
Phoebe1795.09.291841WWFifth rate926361826.10 Slop ship
Phoebe1854.04.121875WWFourth rate2044513621860 screw 2895 bm 3584 disp
Phoenix1832.09.251864WP2nd class sloop812102461845 screw
Phoenix1879.09.161882CSSloop113061882.09.12 wrecked off Prince Edward island
Pickle1827.081847WWSchooner1183
Pickle1855.05.231865WWMortar vessel15511855.10 = MV.22
Pickle1856.05.031864WSGunboat2324
Pickle1872.11.151906ISFlatiron gunboat2541363
Pigeon1829rSee: Variable 1827
Pigeon1860.06.071876WSGunboat2683302
Pigmy1837.04a1879WPPacket227364Launched 1827. Transferred from Post Office, ex-Sybil
Pike1837a1868WPPacket111Transferred from Post Office, ex-Spitfire
Pike1872.10.161920ISFlatiron gunboat25411908 boom defence vessel
Pilot1838.06.091862WW2nd class brig48516
Pilot1879.11.121907WW2nd class brig8Built to old design as training brig
Pincher1854.09.051864WSGunboat2164
Pincher1879.05.051905ISFlatiron gunboat2541
Pioneer1810.03.101849WWCutter197121813 schooner. 1819 cutter. 1824 Coastguard
Pioneer1850.03a1854WSDiscovery vessel342ex-Eider, purchased. 1854 abandoned in Artic
Pioneer1856.01.191864WSGunvessel8684365
Pioneer1863.07.161866IPTurret gunboat2952Sternwheel. 1866 grounded New Zealand
Pioneer1864a1873WPSurvey vesselTransferred from Colonial Office
Pioneer1874.10.261888CPVessel5766
Pique1834.07.211910WWFifth rate1633361872 r.s. 1882 lent as hospital hulk
Pitt1816.04.131877WWThird rate1751741853 c.h.
Pitt1882rSee: Trafalgar 1820
Plover1821.06.301841WWBrig-sloop23710
Plover1842.02a1854WWSurvey cutter237ex-Bentinck, purchased
Plover1855.09.081859WSGunboat23241859.06.25 abandoned as total loss at Peiho
Plover1860.01.191865WSGunvessel4285705366Sold as Hawk
Plover1867.02.201885WSGunvessel6638053367
Plucky1856a1858Steam tender212Purchased
Plucky1870.07.131928ISGunboat1962131368Prototype flatiron. 1915 = Banterer
Plumper1848.04.051865WSSloop49065283691856 survey vessel
Pluto1831.04.281861WPGunvessel365
Plymouth1830rSee: Admiralty 1814
Plymouth1876rSee: Mercury 1837
Poictiers1809.12.061857WWThird rate176574
Polyphemus1840.09.281856WPSloop80087851856.01.29 wrecked Jutland
Porcupine1844.06.171883WPVessel3824903370
Porpoise1855.05.261885WWMortar vessel11711855.10 = MV.8. 1866 hulked as bathing place
Porpoise1856.06.071864WSGunboat2324
Portland1822.05.081862WWFourth rate147652Laid down as Kingston
Portsmouth1742.09.301869WWYacht8361794 rebuilt 102 bm
Powerful1826.06.211864WWSecond rate2296841860 target
Powerful III1913rSee: Caroline 1882
President1829.04.201903WWFourth rate1537521862 RNR drill ship. 1903 = Old President
Primrose1856.05.031864WSGunboat2324
Prince Albert1864.05.231899ISCoast defence turret ship253736874371
Prince Consort1862.06.261882WSBroadside ironclad frigate4045683231372Laid down as Triumph, 2nd rate, 91 guns
Prince of Wales1860.01.251916WSFirst rate3994620112164Converted to screw on stocks. 1869 = Britannia t.s. in River Dart. 1909 hulk
Prince Regent1823.04.121873WWFirst rate26131203731861 screw
Princess Alice1844.01a1878IPPacket2701Purchased
Princess Charlotte1825.09.141875WWFirst rate24431041858 r.s. 1875 broken up at Canton
Princess Royal1853.06.231872WSSecond rate3129454091374Laid down as Prince Albert
Procris1856.03.131893WSGunboat23243751869 hulk
Progresso1844a1869WWTankvesselex-slaver, purchased
Prometheus1807.03.271852WWFireship4321819 h.s. 1839 = Veteran
Prometheus1839.09.211863WPSloop8008785 
Prompt1842.011845WW61ex-slaver Josephine, captured 1840.01.22
Prompt1845a1847WWSchoonerex-slaver, purchased
Prompt1855.05.231865WWMortar vessel15511855.10 = MV.21
Prompt1856.05.211864WSGunboat2324376
Prompt1867.11.061922IPTug1201360377
Prosperine1830.12.011864WWFifth rate106346Never completed
Prospero1837.08a1866WPPacket249Transferred from Post Office, ex-Belfast
Providence18661870WWCoastguard cutter40
Psyche1862.03.291870WPDispatch vessel83598523781870.12.15 wrecked Catania
Pylades1824.06.291845WWSloop43318
Pylades1854.11.231875WSCorvette1278199121 
Pyramus1810.01.221879WWFifth rate920361832 r.s.


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