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Victorian Royal Navy vessels

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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
Bacchante1811.03.16WWFifth rate10773818581837 h.s.
Bacchante1859.07.30WSFrigate2667363151186933
Bacchante1876.10.19ISCorvette2679413016189734
Bacchus1844rSee: Arethusa 1817
Badger1808.07.23WWBrig-sloop2401018601835 mooring vessel
Badger1854.09.23WSGunboat21641864Laid down as Ranger
Badger1872.03.13ISGunboat2541190835
Bann1856.07.05IPGunboat2672914187336
Banshee1847.10.13PPacket6701864
Banterer1855.09.29WSGunboat23241872371859.06.28 sunk Peiho and later salvaged
Banterer1915rSee: Plucky 1870
Barham1811.07.08WWThird rate17617418401826.10 50 gun 5th rate
Baron von Humboldt1855.09aISStoreship4401888Acquired from Treasury. 1856 = Buffalo
Barracouta1851.03.31WPSloop1053167661881
Barrosa1812.10.12WWFifth rate9473618411823 h.s.
Barrosa1860.03.10WSCorvette1700230221187738
Basilisk1822.05.07WWCutter16161846
Basilisk1848.08.22WP1st class sloop1031171061882 
Beacon1832rSee: Meteor 1823
Beacon1855.04.21WWMortar vessel117118??1855.10 = MV.16. 1862 dockyard lighter
Beacon1856.02.11WSGunboat23241864
Beacon1867.08.17CSGunvessel4656034188839
Beagle1820.05.11WWBrig-sloop2371018701825 survey vessel. 1846 Customs w.v. 1863 = WV.7
Beagle1854.07.20WSGunvessel477218891865 = Kanko, Japanese navy
Beagle1872.12.05WWSchooner12011883
Beaver1837aWPPacket1141858Transferred from Post Office, ex-Salamander. 1845 dockyard lighter
Beaver1855.11.28WSGunboat232186440
Bee1842.02.28WPTraining vessel42187441Paddle and screw propulsion
Belleisle1819.04.26WW3rd rate1706618721841 20 gun troopship. 1854 hospital ship
Belleisle1876.02.12ISCentral battery ironclad487041904Laid down as Turkish Peyk-i-Sheref. Purchased on stocks. 1900 target.
Bellerophon1824rSee: Waterloo 1818
Bellerophon1865.05.26ISCentral battery ironclad42707551151922421892 guard ship. 1904 = Indus III, training ship for stokers.
Bellona1818rSee: Indus 1812
Belvidera1809.12.23WWFifth rate9463619061846 h.s.
Benbow1813.02.03WWThird rate17737218951848 h.s.1859 c.h.
Bermuda1813.04aWSYacht4301841American prize; ex-'Delaware' pilot-boat
Bermuda1848.03WWSchooner180318551855.02.24 wrecked on Turks Island, W. Indies
Birkenhead1845.12.30IP2nd class frigate1405191861846Laid down as Vulcan. 1848 troopship. 1852.02.26 wrecked in Algoa Bay, South Africa
Biter1855.05.05WSGunboat23231904431865 c.h. 18?? = C.16
Bittern1840.04.18WW2nd class brig484121860
Bittern1869.09.20WSGunvessel6638053188744
Black Eagle1842rSee: Firebrand 1831
Black Prince1816.03.30WWThird rate17517418551848 prison ship
Black Prince1861.02.27ISIronclad broadside frigate6109921040192346Laid down as Invincible. 1899 t.s. 1903 = Emerald. 1910 = Impregnable III
Blake1819rSee: Bombay 1808
Blanche1819.05.26WWFifth rate10744618651852 h.s.
Blanche1867.08.17WSSloop (1876: Corvette)126816826188647
Blazer1834.05WPSloop52718531843 survey ship
Blazer1855.05.05WWMortar vessel117118??1855.10 = MV.3. 18??=YC.12. 1867 to Thames Conservancy Board
Blazer1856.02.23WSGunboat2321877481868 = YC.29 steam-dredger
Blazer1870.12.07ISGunboat25411919491904 tender. 1914 gunboat
Blenheim1813.05.31WWThird rate1747741865501831 h.s. 1847 screw blockship 1822 bm, 60 guns
Blonde1819.01.12WWFifth rate11034618951850 h.s. 1870 = Calypso
Blonde1873rSee: Shah 1873
Bloodhound1845.01.09IPVessel3785051186652
Bloodhound1871.04.22ISGunboat25411921531905 tender. 1917 boom defence vessel
Blossom1806.12.10WWSloop4271818481833 hulk
Blossom1856.04.21WSGunboat2122186454Laid down as Careful
Boadicea1797.04.12WWFifth rate10523818581854 h.s.
Boadicea1875.10.16ISCorvette391316190555
Bombay1805aWWFifth rate6723818571793 launched in Bombay. 1805 purchased. 1808.07.01 = Ceylon
Bombay1808.03.28WWThird rate17017418551819 = Blake. 1828 h.s.
Bombay1828.02.17WWSecond rate22798418641861 screw 2783 bm 91 guns. 1864.12.14 accidentally burnt off Montevideo
Bonetta1836.04.05WWBrigantine31931861
Bonetta1871.05.22ISGunboat2541190956Sold as salvage vessel Dispenser. 1940.4 lost.
Bonita1864.08aWWDockyard cutter781887
Boscawen1844.04.03WWThird rate22127019141874 = Wellesley, t.s. 1914.03 damaged by fire in Tyne and broken up
Boscawen1873r57See: Trafalgar 1841
Boscawen1904rSee: Minotaur 1863
Boscawen III1904rSee: Agincourt 1865
Bouncer1856.02.23WSGunboat2324187158
Boxer1837.04aPPacket1591841Transferred from Post Office, ex-Ivanhoe
Boxer1855.04.07WSGunboat2323186559
Boxer1868.01.15CSGunvessel6054188760
Boyne1810.07.03WWSecond rate21559818611834 = Excellent gunnery ship. 1859 = Queen Charlotte
Bramble1822.04.08WWCutter1611018761842 survey vessel. 1853 lent as diving-bell vessel. 1876 sold as lightship
Brave1856.02.11WSGunboat2324186961Never completed for sea
Brazen1808.05.26WWSixth rate4222618481827 floating chapel
Brazen1856.02.23WSGunboat23241864
Brilliant1814.12.28WWFifth rate9543619081843 reduced to 22 guns. 1959 RNR t.s. 1889 = Briton
Brisk1819.02.10WWBrig-sloop2371018431830 brgantine
Brisk1851.06.02WSSloop (1862: Corvette)1087147414187062Sold for mercantile service
Bristol1861.02.12WSFrigate3027402051188363
Britannia1820.10.20WWFirst rate261612018691859 t.s.
Britannia1869r64See: Prince of Wales 1860
Britomart1820.08.24WWBrig-sloop237101843
Britomart1847.06.12WWBrig329818741857 Coastguard. 1863 = WV.25
Britomart1860.05.70WSGunboat26821946Sold 1892. Resold as mooring hulk
Briton1812.04.11WWFifth rate10803818601841 convict ship. 1860 target
Briton1869.11.06WSCorvette1331183110188765
Briton1889rSee: Brilliant 1814
Bruiser1854.12.08ISProvision vessel5801857Robert Stephenson purchased on stocks.
Bruizer1867.04.23WSGunboat2683302188666Keel laid down in 1861
Brune1856.08.30IPGunboat26729121863
Brunswick1855.06.01WSSecond rate2492363280186767Converted to screw on stocks
Buffalo1813.11aWSStoreship589161841ex-East Indiaman 'Hindostan'. 1831 Timber carrier. 1841.07.28 wrecked in Mercury Bay, New Zealand
Buffalo1856rSee: Baron von Humboldt 1855
Bulldog1845.10.02WP1st class sloop112461865681865.10.23 burnt off Haiti
Bulldog1872.09.17ISGunboat254169
Bullfinch1856.02.25WSGunboat23241864
Bullfinch1868.02.13WSGunvessel6648053188570
Bullfrog1838.08.17WSSchooner9641841Purchased. Canadian lakes.
Bullfrog1855.10.06WSGunboat2324187571
Bulwark1885rSee: Howe 1860
Bulwark1919rSee: Howe 1860
Bustard1855.10.20WSGunboat2324186972
Bustard1871.01.07ISGunboat2541192173
Bustler1855aWPTug2171894Built 1854 as mercantile Merry Andrew
Buzzard1834.03.23WWBrig-sloop23731843
Buzzard1849.03.24WPSloop980153061883

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