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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
Cadmus1808.02.26WWBrig-sloop2371018641835 Coastguard w.v. 1863 = WV.24
Cadmus1856.05.20WSCorvette14612216211879
Cadmus1863rSee: Despatch 1851
Caesar1853.08.07WSSecond rate27673250911870Converted to screw on stocks
Calcutta1831.03.14WWSecond rate22998419081865 gunnery ship
Calcutta1909rSee: Hercules 1868
Caledonia1808.06.25WWFirst rate261612018751856 = Dreadnought, hospital ship
Caledonia1862.10.24WSBroadside ironclad frigate4125683230188674Laid down as 2nd rate, 91 guns
Caledonia1891rSee: Impregnable 1810
Calliope1837.10.05WWSixth rate7172818831860 floating chapel. 1865 factory
Calypso1845.05WWSixth rate731201866
Calypso1870rSee: Blonde 1819
Cambrian1841.07.05WWFifth rate16223618921872 hulk. 1880 floating factory
Cambridge1815.06.23WWThird rate21398018691856 gunnery ship
Cambridge1869r75See: Windsor Castle 1858
Camel1855.04.21WWMortar vessel117119011855.10 = MV.14. 1871 = YC.6, crane lighter
Camel1856.05.03WSGunboat2324186476
Camel1866IPTug3195210191377
Cameleon1816.01.16WWBrig-sloop240101849
Camelion1860.02.23WSSloop (1862: Corvette)952136517188378
Camilla1847.09.08WWBrig5491618611860 presumed foundered on China station with all hands
Camperdown1825rSee: Trafalgar 1820
Canopus1798aWWThird rate2257841887Was Franklin (French) captured 1798.08.01 at the Nile. 1863 h.s.
Captain1825rSee: Royal Sovereign 1786
Captain1869.03.27ISTurret ship4272776761870Ships book ADM 136/3. 1870.09.07 capsized in storm off Cape Finisterre
Caradoc1847.07.03IPGunboat6761187079
Carnatic1823.10.21WWThird rate1790721914Never commissioned. 1860 c.h. 1886 powder hulk. 1886-1891 lent War Dept.
Carnation1855.10.20WSGunboat2324186380
Caroline1856.05.09WSGunboat2324186281
Carron1827.01.09WPGunvessel29521877
Carron1855.04.28WWMortar vessel160118841855.10 = MV.17. 1866 hulk
Carron1867Tug188582
Carysfort1836.08.12WWSixth rate911261861
Carysfort1878.09.26SSCorvette2380141899
Cassius1847aWWDiving-bell vessel1852Was U.S.A. schooner
Castlereagh1846aWWSurvey schooner1848
Castor1832.05.02WWFifth rate129318082619021860 t.s.
Celebes1806aWWFifth rate361806.07.26 Dutch Pallas captured in East Indies. Originally renamed Macassar
Centaur1845.10.06WP2nd class frigate1270210061864 
Centurion1844.05.02WWSecond rate2580801870831855 screw
Cerberus1827.03.30WWFifth rate1079461866Never commissioned
Cerberus1868.12.02ISBreastwork monitor3340419241918=Platypus II d.s.
Ceylon1808rWWSee: Bombay 1805
Challenger1858.02.13WSCorvette14652137211921841872 survey ship 4 guns. 1880 hulk
Champion1824.05.31WWSloop456181867Wrecked as a target
Chanticleer1808.07.26WWBrig-sloop2371018711828 survey ship. 1830 Customs watch vessel. 1863.05.25 = WV.5
Chanticleer1861.02.09WSSloop (1862: Corvette)950141917187585
Charger1835rSee: Courier 1829
Charger1855.11.13WSGunboat23241887861866 buoy boat. 18?? = YC.3. 1887 sold for mercantile service as Rescue
Charon1837.04aWPPacket1251849Transferred from Post Office, ex-Crusader. 1849 sold to Trinity House
Charon1856.02.09WSGunboat23241865
Charybdis1831.02.27WWBrig-sloop23231843
Charybdis1859.06.01WSCorvette150621872118841881-1882 lent to Canadian govt as t.s.
Chasseur1855aIPFloating factory5431901
Chatham1741.10.01WWYacht74618671793 rebuilt 93 bm. 1842 rebuilt 104 bm
Cheerful1855.10.06WSGunboat2122186987
Cherokee1842.09.22WPVessel7501851Illustration from Toronto Public Library website
Cherokee1856.04.30WSGunboat2324186988Never completed for sea
Cherub1865.03.27WSGunboat26833021890
Chesapeake1855.09.27WSFrigate2377333451186789
Chester1861.03.14ISTank vessel1642340192590
Chichester1843.07.12WWFourth rate14685218891866 lent as t.s.
Chiffonne1801aWWFifth rate9453618??1801.08.19 captured from French off Sychelles
Childers1827.08.23WWBrig-sloop385161865
Chub1855.10.15WSGunboat2122186991
Circassian1854.07aWPVessel170018561854.07.21 purchased at Constantinople ex-Swan. 1856.07.28 sold
Circe1827.09.22WWFifth rate10794619221866 h.s. 1916 = Impregnable IV
Clarence1827.07.25WWSecond rate2288841884Laid down as Goliath. 1872 t.s. 1884.01.17 accidentally burnt on Mersey
Clarence1885rSee: Royal William 1833
Cleopatra1835.04.28WWSixth rate918261862
Cleopatra1878.08.01SSCorvette23801419311922.01 = Defiance III
Clinker1813.07.15WWGun-brig1831218671831 Coastguard. 1863 = WV.12
Clinker1855.04.02WSGunboat2323187192
Clinker1882rSee: Wave 1856
Clio1807.01.10WWBrig-sloop389181845
Clio1858.08.28WSCorvette146221872119191877 t.s.
Clown1856.05.20WSGunboat2331871931867 coal lighter. 18?? = YC.1. 18?? = YC.6. 1871 lost
Clyde1828.10.09WWFifth rate108114474619041870 = RNR drill ship
Cochin1820.04.23WWSchooner5418501840 tank vessel
Cochin1856.04.08WSGunboat23241863
Cockatrice1832.05.14WWSchooner18261858
Cockatrice1860.05.26WSGunboat26833021885941882 = YC.10 luggage lighter
Cockchafer1855.11.24WSGunboat2324187295
Colleen1905rSee: Hawk 1869
Colleen (old)1916rSee: Hawk 1869
Collingwood1841.08.17WWSecond rate2589801867961861 screw
Colossus1848.06.01WWSecond rate2590801867971855 screw
Columbia1829.07.01WPPacket361504318591842 survey vessel. 1857 c.h.
Columbine1826.12.01WWSloop4921818921849 12 gun brig. 1854 c.h.
Columbine1862.04.02WSSloop66991311187598
Comet1822.05.23WPTug and ferry2382392186899First steamship ordered by Admiralty
Comet1828.08.11WWSloop4621818621832 = Comus
Comet1869rSee: Thunderer 1831
Comet1870.12.08ISGunboat25411908
Comus1832rSee: Comet 1828
Confiance1827.03.28WPGunvessel29521873100
Conflict1812.09.26WWGun-brig1801218401832 r.s. Sierre Leone
Conflict1846.08.05WSSloop9921628818631848 lengthened to 1848 bm
Conflict1873.02.11WWSchooner12011882
Confounder1856.05.21WSGunboat23241864
Conqueror1855.05.02WSSecond rate3225572010118611861.12.29 wrecked Rum Key, West Indies
Conqueror1862rSee: Waterloo 1833
Conquestador1810.08.01WWThird rate17737418971831 4th rate. 1860 powder hulk.
Constance1846.03.12WWFourth rate21325018751011862 screw
Contest1846.04.11WWBrig459121868
Contest1874.08.29CSGunboat45541889
Conway1832.02.02WWSixth rate6522618711859 t.s. 1861 = Winchester
Conway1861rSee: Winchester 1822
Conway1876rSee: Nile 1839
Coquette1855.10.25WSGunvessel67741868102
Coquette1871.04.05CSGunboat29543041889103
Cordelia1856.07.03WSSloop579876111870104
Cormorant1842.03.29WP1st class sloop1054137961853
Cormorant1856.02.23WSGunvessel675418591859.06.28 sunk at Peiho forts
Cormorant1860.02.09WSGunvessel69587741870105
Cormorant1877.09.12CSSloop1130619491946 = Rooke
Cornwall1812.01.16WWThird rate17517418751831 50 guns.1869 = Wellesley, t.s.
Cornwallis1801aWWFourth rate1388541862Was Marquis Cornwallis, East Indiaman, purchased. 1806 = Akbar, troopship. 1824 h.s.
Cornwallis1813.05.12WWThird rate18097419571061855 screw blockship, 60 guns. 1865 jetty at Sheerness. 1916 = Wildfire, base ship
Cornwallis1868rSee: Wellesley 1815
Coromandel1815rSee: Malabar 1804
Coromandel1855aWPDispatch vessel30318661855 purchased. 1866 = Naruto (Japanese navy). 1876 broken up.
Cossack1854.05.15WSCorvette12961965201875107Laid down as Witjas for Russian navy. seized on stocks 1854.04.05
Courier1829aWPPacket73391218541824 launched. Acquired for Corfu service (was George IV). 1830 = Hermes. 1835 = Charger, c.h.
Cowper1860aWPVessel34218611860 purchased. 1861 sold and renamed !Fei Seen
Cracker1826WSCutter471842Purchased. 1832 training hulk for artificers. Date of sale uncertain
Cracker1855.04.02WSGunboat23231864
Cracker1867.11.27CSGunvessel46560541889108
Crane1839.05.28WWPacket brig35961862
Creole1845.10.01WWSixth rate911261875Never commissioned. 1870 lent to Cork Industrial Training Ship Organisation
Crescent1810.12.11WWFifth rate10843818541840 h.s.
Crescent1854aWPTender9018551854 purchased
Cressy1853.07.21WSSecond rate25393707801867109Converted to screw on stocks
Cressy1941rSee: Unicorn 1824
Crocodile1825.10.28WWSixth rate500281861
Crocodile1867.01.07ISTroopship4173621131894110
Crocus1856.06.04WSGunboat23241864
Cromer1867.08.20WSGunboat26833021886111
Cruiser1857rSee: Cruizer 1852
Cruizer1828.01.19WWBrig-sloop385181849
Cruizer1852.06.19WSSloop74710451719122721856 = Cruiser. 1893 = Lark, sail t.s.
Cuckoo1837aWPPacket234361865Transferred from Post Office, ex-Cinderella. 185? gunboat
Cuckoo1873.08.14ISGunboat254119581912 = Vivid, base ship. 1920 = Vivid (Old). 1923 = YC.37
Cuckoo1918rSee: Hawk 1869
Cumberland1807.08.19WWThird rate17187418701830 convict ship. 1833 = Fortitude
Cumberland1842.10.21WWThird rate22147018891870 t.s.1889.02.17 burnt on Clyde.
Cupid1855.11.13IWMortar vessel10211870also called Mortar Float No. 103. 1865 = YC.3
Curacoa1809.09.23WWFifth rate956361849
Curacoa1854.04.13WSFrigate15702385311869112
Curlew1830.02.25WWBrig-sloop233101849
Curlew1854.05.31WSSloop48662591865113
Curlew1868.08.20WSGunvessel66580531882114
Cyclops1839.07.10WP1st class sloop1195196061864
Cyclops1871.07.18ISCoast defence monitor348041903115
Cygnet1840.04.06WWBrig359818771863 = WV.30, Coastguard.
Cygnet1860.06.06WSGunvessel42857051868116
Cygnet1874.05.30CSGunboat45541889

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