This contribution from Graham E Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org) appeared on "Emp-Comm-Forces@topica.com" in January, 2001 and appears here by permission.
This list is based on that in David Lyon, The Sailing Navy List 1688-1860, Conway Maritime Press, London, 1993 This book is a vast and unsurpassed compilation on all British sailing warships which has an appendix on hulked warships on pages 336-349
Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy, 2nd edition, Maritime Books, Liskeard, Cornwall,2000. This book covers all warships used on harbour duties as well as 'stone frigates'. It includes seagoing warships in temporary use as depot ships etc, as well as airbases.
Hulks are listed under location, and in chronological order, starting in 1800.
GIBRALTAR Guerier ex French 74 1798-1810 San Juan Nepomuceno ex Spanish 74 1805-1818 Reindeer ex brig 1841-1857 guard ship Owen Glendower ex 36 frigate 1842-1884 convict ship Samarang ex 28 1847-1883 guard ship Euryalus ex 36 1847-1860 convict ship transferred from Chatham Cormorant sloop 1889-1949 base ship 1946=Rooke Rupert turret ship 1895-1902 guard ship Devastation turret ship 1898-1902 guard ship Plover gunboat 1905-1928 boom defence 1925=Banterer Rapid corvette 1906-1948 accommodation ship Hercules battleship 1906-1915 accommodation ship 1909=Calcutta MALTA Dego ex French 60? 1800-1802 prison ship Trident ex 64 1808-1816 receiving ship Ceylon ex frigate 1832-1857 receiving ship Hibernia ex 120 1855-1902 guard ship/receiving ship Egmont ex Achilles 1902-1914 base ship Egmont ex Firefly 1914-1931 base ship Egmont ex Bullfrog 1931-1933 base ship SIERRA LEONE Conflict ex brig 1830s-1841receiving ship Isis ex 50 1861-1867 coal depot ASCENSION ISLAND Tortoise ex? 1811-1863 receiving ship Independencia ex slaver 1811-1846? Coal hulk Meander ex 38 1857-1870 coal & store ship Flora ex 36 1865-1871 store ship SAINT HELENA Camel ex storeship 1819-1831? Abundance ex storeship 1819-1821 never sent? CAPE OF GOOD HOPE Broaderscarp ex Dutch 54 1800-1803 Badger ex brig 1834-1860 receiving ship Pacific ex mercantile 1845-1867 light vessel & receiving ship Seringapatam ex 38 1847-1873 receiving ship Swift ex brig 1861-1866 mooring vessel Flora ex 36 1872-1891 ex Ascension Island-receiving ship Penelope battleship 1889-1914 guard ship/prison hulk 1897- Monarch battleship 1897-1905 guard ship 1902=Simoon Nubian ex Procida 1901-1912 coal hulk Thames cruiser 1920-1947 TS as General Botha ZANZIBAR London ex 90 1874-1884 harbour storeship BOMBAY Arrogant ex 74 1807-1810 Arrogant ex mercantile 1809-1824 sheer hulk Abyssinia turret ship 1870-1903 guard ship Magdala turret ship 1870-1904 guard ship Dalhousie troopship 1919-1976 receiving ship temp Karachi 1944-45 Dufferin troopship 1927-1955 TRINCOMALEE Challenger ex brig 1819-1824 'to receive rice' Orlando ex 36 1819-1824 hospital ship Arrogant sheer hulk 1824-1842 ex Bombay Saphire ex 28 1847-1864 receiving ship SINGAPORE Terror monitor 1933-1939 base ship Laburnum sloop 1935-1942 drill ship Test frigate 1947-1950 accommodation ship Michael minesweeper 1950-1956 drill ship HONG KONG Minden ex 74 1842-1861 seamen's hospital Alligator ex 28 1848-1865 seamen's hospital Hercules ex 74 1853-1865 army depot Melville ex 74 1857-1873 hospital ship Princess Charlotte ex 110 1857-1875 barracks Victor Emmanuel battleship 1860-1897 base ship Meeanee ex 80 1867-1906 army hospital Flamer gunboat 1868-1874 hospital ship Opossum gunboat 1875-1896 hospital ship/mooring hulk 1895=Siren Wivern turret ship 1880-1920 guard ship/depot ship Tamar troopship 1897-1941 base ship Rosario sloop 1910-1921 submarine depot ship Cornflower sloop 1934-1941 drill ship Lysander minesweeper 1950-1951 drill ship Cornflower SHANGHAI Acorn ex brig 1867-1869 hospital ship HOBART,TASMANIA Anson ex 74 1843-1851 convict ship MELBOURNE Nelson battleship 1867-1928 floating battery/storage hulk Cerberus turret ship 1870-1926 guard ship 1900 to hulk SYDNEY Pioneer cruiser 1919-1926 accommodation ship HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA Centurion ex 50 1808-1824 hospital ship Inflexible ex 64 1809-1820 floating magazine Success ex 32 1813-1820 prison hulk Pyramus ex 36 1832-1879 receiving ship & convict ship Netley ex revenue cutter 1840s-1859 buoy boat Niobe cruiser 1910-1920 depot ship (NB: commissioned into the RCN in 1910, she served at sea during the first couple years of the war). ST JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND Calypso sloop 1902-1922 drill ship 1916=Briton BERMUDA Ruby ex 64 1811-1821 depot ship Ardent ex 64 1813-1824 prison ship Romulus ex 36 1813-1816 hospital ship Romney ex 50 1820-1837 hospital ship Antelope ex 50 1823-1848 convict ship Royal Oak ex 74 1825-1850 receiving ship Dromedary ex store ship 1825-1864 convict ship Resolute ex brig 1826-1852 diving bell Despatch ex transport 1826-1846 receiving ship/slop ship Dotterel ex brig 1827-1848 receiving ship Coromandel ex 56 1827-1853 convict ship Weymouth ex 44 1828-1865 receiving ship/convict ship Slaney ex 28 1830-1838 Tenedos ex 38 1843-1875 convict ship Thames ex 38 1844-1863 convict ship Medway ex 74 1847-1865 convict ship Terror floating battery 1857-1901 base ship Virginia barque 1862-1866 coal hulk Irresistible battleship 1868-1894 depot ship Scorpion turret ship 1869-1901 guard ship Minstrel gunboat 1874-1902 coal hulk Forward gunboat 1892-1904 coal hulk Shah frigate 1895-1919 receiving ship/coal hulk Hotspur turret ship 1897-1903 guard ship Malabar troopship 1897-1918 base ship 1901=Terror Rupert turret ship 1904-1907 guard ship BARBADOS Vestal ex 28 1814-1816 prison ship HAVANNA Romney ex 50 1837-1845 receiving ship for freed slaves MARTINIQUE Vorsechterkite Dutch brig 1800-1802? Store ship TORTOLA Clair French schooner1802-1879? Receiving ship JAMAICA Admiral de Vreis Dutch 64 1798-1806 receiving ship Shark sloop 1807?-1818 receiving ship Coromandel ex 56 1807-1813 army convalescent ship Thrush ex sloop 1809-1815 gunpowder depot Barbados ex US brig 1813-1815 powder ship Serapis ex 44 1819-11826 convalescent ship Magnificent ex 74 1825-1843 receiving ship Galatea ex 36 1836-1849 receiving ship & coal depot Imaun donated 70 1842-1862 receiving ship Marianne ex slaver 1858-1867 receiving ship Kingston ex slaver 1858-1867 bathing place Aboukir 2nd rate 1861-1877 receiving ship Urgent troopship 1877-1903 depot ship ANTIGUA De Ruyter ex Dutch 64 1801?-1804 prison ship Minerva ex mercantile 1803-1811 prison hospital ship Antigua ex French 1804-1816 prison ship Spider ex Spanish 1813-1815 station ship, St Johns Harbour RIO DE JANEIRO Crescent ex 38 1840-1854 receiving ship for freed slaves Madagascar ex 38 1853-1863 receiving ship Egmont ex 74 1863-1875 store ship CALLAO Triad ex cutter 1840s?-1848 coal depot Naiad ex 38 1847-1866 coal depot VALPARAISO Nereus ex 38 1843-1879 coal depot COQUIMBO Liffey ex 50 1877-1903 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND Philomel cruiser 1921-1949 depot ship ESQUIMALT, BRITISH COLUMBIA Rainbow cruiser 1910-1920 base ship (NB: she was commissioned into the RCN in 1910, and was at sea for the first couple years of the war). Algerine sloop 1914-1924 base ship
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