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ROYAL NAVY SHIPS IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS

COMMAND

SHIP

TYPE

YEARS IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS

Admiralty HMS Endeavour bark 1770
      1788-1821
First Fleet HMS Sirius frigate 1788-1799
  HMS Supply armed tender 1788-1799
Third Fleet HMS Gorgon (5th rate) 44 gun. The first warship to visit the colony. 1791 - 1792
Admiralty HMS Daedalus Supply ship
1793
  HMS Chatham Armed tender 1793
  HMS Providence 28 gun sloop
1795
  HMS Reliance discovery vessel
1795 - 1800
  HMS Norfolk colonial sloop 1798
  HMS Buffalo supply ship
1799 - 1800
  HMS Lady Nelson an experimental brig designed for working in shallow waters. 1800 - 25
  HMS Porpoise   1800 - 10
  HMS Investigator   1801
  HMS Venus brig 1801 - 03
  HMS Glatton   1803
  HMS Cumberland colonial schooner 1803
  HMS Hindostan 50 gun frigate 1809 - 10
  HMS Samarang sloop of war. 
Brought
10,000 worth of silver dollars to the colony.
1812 - 13
  HMS Briton (5th rate) 38 guns 1814
  HMS Kangaroo brig 1815
  HMS Success (5th rate) 28 gun 1817 - 27
  HMS Mermaid   1818 - 29
  HMS Sally colonial cutter 1822
  HMS Amity colonial brig 1823
  HMS Warspite battleship 1826
  HMS Fly   1826 - 44
  HMS Volage   1826
  HMS Bomb   1829
  HMS Sulphur   1829
  HMS Crocodile   1830
  HMS Comet 18 gun sloop 1831
  HMS Frederick colonial cutter 1837
  HMS Erebus   1838
  HMS Terror   1838
  HMS Juno   1856
  HMS Boscawen   1858
East Indies Squadron     1821-1859
  HMS Alligator (6th rate)   1838
  HMS Caroline (6th rate)    
  HMS Conway (6th rate)    
  HMS Imogene (6th rate)    
  HMS Rattlesnake (6th rate)   1836 - 48
  HMS Hyacinth sloop 1836
  HMS Pelorus sloop 1859
  HMS Zebra sloop 1830 - 31
  HMS Beagle 10 gun brig-sloop survey ship 1837 – 1881
  HMS Acheron paddle steam vessel  
  HMS Torch paddle steam vessel  
  HMS Calliope    
  HMS Electra sloop 1853
  HMS Falcon sloop  
  HMS Galatea    
  HMS Lizard    
Australian Station     1859-1887
  HMS Iris 26 guns sailing frigate 1859-61
  HMS Pelorus 21 gun screw corvette 1859-62
  HMS Niger 14 gun screw corvette  
  HMS Cordelia 11 guns steam screw sloop  
  HMS Bramble tender sailing 1850 - 73
  HMS Basilisk paddle sloop  
  HMS Harrier screw sloop  
  HMS Sappho 18 gun sloop 1858
  HMS Elk 12 gun sailing 1858
  HMS Orpeheus screw corvette 1862-63
  HMS Curacoa screw frigate 1863
  HMS Pearl screw frigate 1873-76
  HMS Nelson screw cruiser 1882 - 1888
  HMS Orlando screw cruiser (no sail) 1888 - 1897
  HMS Dart    
  HMS Calliope screw corvette (barque rigged with sail) 1888 – 1889
  HMS Encounter   1906 to 1912
  HMS Pioneer Cruiser 1906 - 1913
  HMS Psyche Cruiser 1906 - 1913
  HMS Fantome Sloop 1906 - 1913
  HMS Penguin depot ship ex-sloop 1906 - 1913
The Auxiliary Squadron     1887- 1913
  HMS Katoomba Cruiser 1887 - 1900
  HMS Mildura Cruiser 1887 – 1900
  HMS Ringarooma Cruiser 1887 – 1900
  HMS Tauranga Cruiser 1887 – 1900
  HMS Wallaroo Cruiser 1887 – 1900
  HMS Boomerang Torpedo gun boat 1887 – 1900
  HMS Karrakatta Torpedo gun boat 1887 – 1900
  HMS Euryalus four-funneller armoured cruiser 1904 - 1905
  HMS Powerful four-funnelled armoured cruiser 1905 – 1911
  HMS Drake four-funnelled armoured cruiser 1911 – 1913
  HMS Cambrian Second class protected cruisers  
  HMS Challenger Second class protected cruisers  
  HMS Encounter Second class protected cruisers  
  HMS Cambrian second-class protected cruiser 1912 - 1913
  HMS Pegasus third class vessel  
  HMS Pioneer third class vessel  
  HMS Prometheus third class vessel  
  HMS Psyche third class vessel  
  HMS Pyramus third class vessel  
  a number of screw sloops,
some of which were employed on surveying duties.