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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
Macedonian1810.06.02WWFifth rate10823818??1812.10.25 captured by Americans in the Altantic
Mackerel1856.03.08WSGunboat23241862
Madagascar1822.11.15WWFifth rate11674618631853 harbour storeship
Maeander1840.05.05WWFifth rate12214418701870.07 wrecked at Ascension
Magdala1870.03.02ISBreastwork monitor334041904Coastal defence ship for the harbour of Bombay (now Mumbai)
Magicienne1812.08.08WWFifth rate9493618451831 24 gun 6th rate
Magicienne1849.03.02WP2nd class frigate12552300161865293 
Magnet1823.03.30WWPacket brig23731847
Magnet1855.10.19WWMortar vessel155118671855.10 = MV.15. 1857 dockyard craft
Magnet1856.01.29WSGunboat23241874294
Magnificent1806.08.30WW3rd rate17327418431823 r.s. 1825 hospital ship
Magpie1830.09.30WWCutter108419081845 = YC.6, dockyard tank vessel
Magpie1855.03.15WSGunboat232318641864.04.03 wrecked Galway Bay
Magpie1868.02.12WSGunvessel665774418852951878 survey vessel
Maidstone1811.10.18WWFifth rate9473618651832 r.s. 1839 c.h.
Majestic1853.12.01WSSecond rate25893482801868296Converted to screw on stocks
Malabar1804.05aWWFourth rate935561853ex-Cuvera, purchased. 1805 storeship. 1815 = Coromandel. 1827 convict ship
Malabar1818.12.28WW3rd rate17157419051848 c.h. 1883 = Myrtle
Malabar1866.12.08ISTroopship4189319182971897 base ship. 1901 = Terror
Malacca1853.04.09WSSloop (1862: Corvette)10341758171869298Converted to screw on stocks. Resold to Japanese navy as Tsukuba
Mallard1875.08.04CSGunboat45541889
Malta1854aPTender1856ex-Britannia
Malta1875.01.21IPTug37553001921Sold as mercantine Benshie
Manilla1861rSee: Atalante 1860
Manilla1870aStoreship3731872Purchased, ex-Ingeburg
Manly1855.05.16WWMortar vessel117118661855.10 = MV.6. 1866 hulked
Manly1856.01.29WSGunboat23241863
Manly1868.04.23IPTug13518801912299
Marianne1858aWWReceiving ship4901867ex-slaver purchased
Mariner1846.10.19WW2nd class brig481161865
Mariner1878rSee: Juno 1844
Marlborough1855.07.31WSFirst rate3853606513119241878 t.s. 1904 = Vernon II. Capsized in tow to breakers
Mars1848.07.01WWSecond rate257634828019293001855 screw. 1869 lent as t.s.
Martin1850.09.19WW2nd class brig4811619071890 = Kingfisher, t.s.
Mastiff1813.09.25WWGun-brig1841218511825 survey vessel
Mastiff1855.05.05WWMortar vessel117118751855.10 = MV.7. 1864 = WV.37, Coastguard
Mastiff1856.02.22WSGunboat23241863Laid down as Hound
Mastiff1871.04.04ISGunboat254119313011914 = Snapper
Mayflower1856.01.31WSGunboat23241867302
Medea1833.09.02WP2nd class sloop835114241867304
Medina1840.03.18WPPacket8891864
Medina1876.08.03ISFlatiron gunboat36331904
Medusa1838.10.31WPPacket8891872305
Medway1812.11.19WWThird rate17687418651847 convict ship
Medway1876.10.03ISFlatiron gunboat36331904
Meeanee1848.11.11WWSecond rate2591801906303Laid down as Madras. 1857 screw 60 guns. 1867 lent War Dept as hospital ship
Megaera1837.08.17WPSloop7201006218431843.03.04 wrecked Bare Bush Key, Jamaica
Megaera1849.05.22ISFrigate139120251871306Not commissioned as frigate. 1852 troopship. 1871.06.19 beached St Pauls Island, Indian Ocean as unseaworthy
Melampus1820.08.10WWFifth rate10894619061854 h.s. 1886-1891 lent War Dept
Melpomene1857.08.08WSFrigate28613829511875Converted to screw on stocks
Melville1817.02.17WWThird rate17687418731857 hospital ship at Hong Kong
Menai1814.04.05WWSixth rate4492618531831 h.s. 1851 target
Menelaus1810.04.17WWFifth rate10773818971832 quarantaine hulk. 1854 lent Customs
Mercury1826.11.16WWFifth rate10844619061861 c.h.
Mercury1837.02.07WWCutter tender7019041866 = YC.6. 1876 = Plymouth
Mercury1878.04.17SSDespatch vessel37301019191906 d.s.
Merlin1838.09.18WPPacket889418631854 survey vessel. 1856 gunvessel
Merlin1871.11.24CSGunboat29543041891307
Mermaid1825.07.30WWFifth rate10854618751850 powder hulk. 1863 lent War Dept
Mermaid1853aCoastguard vessel1890Purchased
Mersey1814.03WWSixth rate4512618521832 h.s.
Mersey1858.08.13WSFrigate37335643401875
Messenger1830.08WPPacket7339121861Launched 1824. Purchased, ex-Duke of York
Meteor1823.06.25WWBomb vessel3781418461832 = Beacon, survey ship
Meteor1824.02.27WPAuxiliary vessel29634921849
Meteor1855.04.17WSFloating battery1469141861 
Midge1856.05.08WSGunboat21221864
Midge1868.05.21CSGunvessel60341907308
Milford1809.04.01WWThird rate19197818461825 h.s.
Milford1816Tank vessel1852
Minden1810.06.19WWThird rate17217418611842 hospital hulk at Hong Kong
Minerva1820.06.13WWFifth rate10824618951861 h.s.
Minos1840.06WPVessel4061852
Minotaur1816.04.15WWThird rate17267418691842 h.s. 1866 = Hermes
Minotaur1863.12.12ISBroadside ironclad frigate10690361922Laid down as Elephant. 1904 = Boscawen t.s. 1906 = Ganges. 1908 Ganges II
Minstrel1865.02.16WSGunboat268330219073091874 c.h.
Minx1846.09.05ISGunboat30318993101859 tank vessel
Miranda1851.03.18WSSloop (1862: Corvette)10391523141869311Laid down as Grinder
Miranda1879.09.30CSSloop113061892
Mistletoe1856.02.22WSGunboat23241864
Moa1861.01aW-Coal depot1876Purchased ex-brig
Modeste1837.10.31WWSloop562181866
Modeste1873.05.23WSCorvette1970141888312
Mohawk1843.02.12WPVessel1741852
Mohawk1856.01.11WSGunvessel679418623131862 sold to Emperor of China as Pekin
Monarch1832.12.08WWSecond rate22558418661862 target
Monarch1868.05.25ISTurret ship51038320719053141897 guardship. 1904 = Simoom
Monkey1837.03aWPPacket2121888Launched 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
Montreal1814r0See: Wolfe 1813
Montreal1839aWWSchooner18481839.10.18 purchased
Moorhen1875.09.13CSGunboat45541888
Moslem1854.08aIPVessel1856Purchased, ex-Torok
Mosquito1871.12.09CSGunboat29543041888315
Mount Edgcombe1876rSee: Winchester 1822
Mulgrave1812.01.01WWThird rate17267418541836 lazaretto. 1844 powder hulk
Mullett1860.02.13WSGunvessel42857051872
Musquito1825.02.19WWBrig-sloop2311843Laid up in 1830
Musquito1851.07.29WWBrig549161862Never commissioned. Sold to Prussian navy
Mutine1825.05.19WWPacket brig231418411841 sold as Aladdin
Mutine1844.04.20WWBrig4281218481848.12.21 wrecked in a gale near Venice (5 lost)
Mutine1859.07.30WSSloop (1862: Corvette)8821291171870316
Mutine1880.07.20CSSloop113061921
Myrmidon1845.02IPGunvessel37450531858
Myrmidon1867.06.05WSGunvessel69787718891867.10 survey vessel
Myrtle1837.09aWPPacket1161868317Launched 1831. Transferred from Post office, ex-Firefly. 1866 tug
Myrtle1883rSee: Malabar 1818

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