An incomplete list of Royal Navy vessels, based in Cork,Ireland.

(Last updated 15th September 2006)

HMS Revenge 1859

Base Ship Queenstown 1872 - 1890

(Renamed HMS Empress after 1890)

 
2nd Rate, Two Decker, 91 Guns.
HMS Northampton 1876 Seagoing Training Ship Queenstown
1894 - 1905
 
Armoured Frigate
HMS Triumph 1862 Flagship Queenstown 1890  
Broadside Ironclad Frigate
HMS Howe 1885 Guardship Queenstown 1897 - 1901  
Admiral Class Battleship
HMS Warspite 1881 Flagship Queenstown 1893 - 1896  
Imperieuse Class,Armoured Cruiser.
HMS Medusa 1888 Harbour Service Queenstown 1917 -1918  
Marathon Class 2nd Class Cruiser
HMS Skipjack 1889 Tender to drillship Queenstown 1904     Sharpshooter Class, Torpedo Gunboat
HMS Hawke 1891 Training Squadron Queenstown 1913
Sunk by U-9 North Sea Oct 15 1914.
 
Edgar Class Cruiser
HMS Hood 1891 Receiving Ship and Flagship of the Senior Officer Coast of ireland,Queenstown July 1910 - Jan 1913.   Royal Sovereign Class, twin screw battleship
HMS Empress   Based Queenstown 1917 - 1918   Aircraft Carrier
HMS D7 1911 Platypus Flotilla Queenstown 1917 -1918  
D Class Submarine
HMS D8 1911 Platypus Flotilla Queenstown 1917 -1918  
D Class Submarine
HMS Royalist
1883


1899 Sailed to Queenstown to be converted to a hulk for reception of ships crews in Haulbowline .
1913 Commissioned as a receiving ship at Queenstown and renamed Colleen
1914-1919 Wore flag of Commander in Chief Coast of Ireland
1920-1922 Wore flag of Commander in Chief Western Approaches
1922 Paid off at Haulbowline
1923 Handed over to Irish Government who used Colleen as an oil hulk
1950 Believed to have been broken up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satellite Class Corvette

HMS Speedwell 1889 Tender to Colleen Queenstown 1919  
Torpedo Gunboat
HMS Curlew 1885 Coastguard tender Irish Station 1903 - 1904     Curlew Class Gun and Torpedo Vessel
HMS Sharpshooter 1888 Drill Ship for RNR Queenstown 1904  
Torpedo Gunboat
HMS Dido 1896 11th Cruiser Squadron West of Ireland Coast Patrol 1914  
Eclipse Class Cruiser
HMS Doris 1896 11th Cruiser Squadron West of Ireland Coast Patrol 1914  
Eclipse Class Cruiser
HMS Minerva 1895 11th Cruiser Squadron West of Ireland Coast Patrol 1914  
Eclipse Class Cruiser
HMS Sutlej 1899 11th Cruiser Squadron West of Ireland Coast Patrol 1914  
Cressy Class Cruiser
HMS Isis 1896 11th Cruiser Squadron West of Ireland Coast Patrol 1914  
Eclipse Class Cruiser
HMS Juno 1895 11th Cruiser Squadron West of Ireland Coast Patrol 1914, Flagship.  
Eclipse Class Cruiser
HMS Vulcan 1889 Platypus Flotilla Queenstown 1917 -1918  
Torpedo-Boat Depot Ship
HMS Warrior 1861 1867 she relieved Black Prince in Ireland as the Flag Ship of the Queenstown Division of Coast Guards.  
1st Royal Navy Ironclad Warship.
HMS Black Prince 1862 Name changed to 'Emerald' in 1903 and served as training ship Queenstown until 1910  
Sister Ship of Warrior - Ironclad Warship.
HMS Drake   11th Cruiser Squadron West of Ireland Coast Patrol 1914. Torpedoed and sunk by U-79 off Rathlin Island 02 Oct 1916.  
Drake Class Armoured Cruiser
HMS Edgar 1890 Training Squadron Queenstown (1913) In 1919 paid off, laid up at Queenstown until 1921 - broken up  
Edgar Class Cruiser
HMS Albion 1901 Queenstown Guard Ship April - May 1916  
Canopus Class Battleship
HMS Aeolus 1891 Irish Squadron, Flagship and port guardship Queenstown 1902  

Aeolus 2nd Class Cruiser
(Apollo Class)

HMS Barrosa 1889 Irish Squadron Queenstown 1902-  
Barracouta 3rd Class
HMSPhilomel 1890 Irish Squadron Queenstown 1902-  
Pearl 3rd Class
HMS Gloucester 1909 Sent as reinforcement in April 1916 to quell Irish Rising  
Town Class Light Cruiser
HMS Albemarle 1901 Sent as reinforcement in April 1916 to quell Irish Rising, anchored in river above Queenstown  
Duncan Class Battleship
         
HMS Talbot 1895 Laid up at Haulbowline 1919 - 1921.  
Eclipse Class Cruiser
HMS Bonaventure 1894 Converted to submarine depot ship Haulbowline 1906 - 1907  
10-gun twin-screw cruiser
HMS Cattistock 1917 Served with Queenstown (8th)Sweeping Flotilla 1917     Hunt Class Minesweeper
HMS Crescent 1892 Feb 1913 to Aug 1914, Training Squadron,Queenstown     Edgar Class Cruiser
HMS Ocean 1898 8th Battle Squadron, Queenstown Aug 1914  
Canopus Class Battleship
HMS Theseus 1892 Training Squadron, Queenstown 1913 -1914     Edgar Class Cruiser
HMS Sandown 1916 Served with Queenstown (8th) Fast Sweeping Flotilla 1918     Ascot Class Paddle-Sweeper
HMS Hurst 1916 Served with Queenstown (8th) Fast Sweeping Flotilla 1918     Ascot Class Paddle-Sweeper
HMS Eridge 1916 Served with Queenstown (8th)Fast Sweeping Flotilla 1918  
Ascot Class Paddle-Sweeper
HMS Epsom 1916 Served with Queenstown (8th)Fast Sweeping Flotilla 1918     Ascot Class Paddle-Sweeper
HMS Active 1911 Based Queenstown 1917  
Active Class Scout Cruiser
HMS Cottesmore 1917 Served with Queenstown (8th)Fast Sweeping Flotilla 1917 - 1918     Hunt Class twin-screw minehunter
HMTB 050 1886 Queenstown Command 1914 - 1919     Torpedo Boat
HMTB 052 1886 Queenstown Command 1914 - 1919     Torpedo Boat
HMTB 055 1886 Queenstown Command 1914 - 1919     Torpedo Boat
HMTB 058 1886 Queenstown Command 1914 - 1919     Torpedo Boat
           
HMS Adventure 1904 July 1915 to Nov 1917 Flagship Queenstown  
Adventure Class light cruiser
           

HMY Scadaun
689

        Hired Armed Steam Yacht Built 1912

HMY Seagull
047

  Sep 1914 to 1916, Queenstown Command.     Hired (unarmed) motor Boat

HMY Greta
023

        Hired Armed Steam Yacht built 1898
HMY Adventuress 044      
Hired Armed Steam Yacht built 1913
HMY Calanthe 043         Hired Armed Steam Yacht built 1898
           
           
           
           
HMY Beryl   1915 - 1919 based in Queenstown Command, for patrolling and escort work.     Hired Armed Steam Yacht - Ex Princess Alice Built 1898.
HMS Sir Bevis 1918       '24' Class sloop
HMT Flying Foam         Rescue Tug Built 1917
HMT Flying Fox         Hired Paddle Tug Built 1895
HMT Flying Falcon         Rescue Tug Built 1904
HMT Flying Spray         Rescue Tug Built 1917
HMT Stormcock         Armed Tug (Fleet Tug) Built 1877
HMT Warrior         Hired Rescue Tug Built 1895
         
           
HMS Alyssum 1915 Lost in minefield off Galley Head 18 March 1917     Arabis Class Sloop
HMS Arbutus 1917 Torpedoed 16 Dec 1917     Aubretia Class Sloop
HMS Aubretia 1916       Aubretia Class Sloop
HMS Begonia 1915 Later became 'Q-Ship' Q10 (Dolcis Jessop). Lost off Morocco 02 Oct 1918     Azalea Class Sloop
HMS Bluebell 1915       Acacia Class Sloop
HMS Buttercup 1915       Arabis Class Sloop
HMS Camelia 1916       Azalea Class Sloop
HMS Candytuft 1917       Anchusa Class Sloop
HMS Crocus 1915       Arabis Class Sloop
HMS Daffodil 1915       Acacia Class Sloop
HMS Delphinium 1915       Arabis Class Sloop
HMS Genista 1916 Torpedoed by U-57 23 Oct 1916     Arabis Class Sloop
HMS Heather 1916       Aubretia Class Sloop
HMS Iris 1915       Acacia Class Sloop
HMS Jessamine 1916       Azalea Class Sloop
HMS Laburnum 1915    
Acacia Class Sloop
HMS Lavender 1915 Torpedoed by U-75 04 May 1917     Acacia Class Sloop
HMS Mignonette 1916 Lost in minefield off Galley Head 17 March 1917 - see Alyssum above     Arabis Class Sloop
HMS Myosotis 1916       Arabis Class Sloop
HMS Primrose 1915       Acacia Class Sloop
HMS Rosemary 1915    
Arabis Class Sloop
HMS Salvia 1916 Torpedoed 20 June 1917     Aubretia Class Sloop
HMS Snowdrop 1915       Azalea Class Sloop
HMS Sunflower 1915       Acacia Class Sloop
HMS Tamarisk 1916       Aubretia Class Sloop
HMS Tulip 1916 Torpedoed 30 April 1917     Aubretia Class Sloop

HMS Viola

1916       Aubretia Class Sloop
HMS Poppy 1915       Arabis Class Sloop
HMS Zinnia 1915       Azalea Class Sloop
        Hired Armed Trawler
           
HMML 161 1915    
 
HMML 163 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 167 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 169 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 171 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 181 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 183 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 185 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 187 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 189 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 197 1915 Wrecked off Waterford 1917  
Motor Launch
HMML 259 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 374 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 376 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 378 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 380 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 381 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 408 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 487 1915    
Motor Launch
HMML 520 1915    
Motor Launch
           
           
         
Queenstown Drifters          
HMD Daisy VI 2905      
Hired Armed Drifter Built 1906
HMD Monarch II 2901         Hired Armed Drifter Built 1907
HMD Sublime 2110         Hired Armed Drifter Built 1907
HMD Connage 2907         Hired Armed Drifter Built 1901
HMD Good Hope III 2902         Hired Armed Drifter Built 1907
HMD Morning Star IV 2903         Hired Armed Drifter Built 1907
HMD Girl May 2906         Hired Armed Drifter Built 1907
HMD Integrity 2908         Hired Armed Drifter Built 1907
HMD Sunshine
2500
        Hired Armed Drifter Built 1907
HMD Golden Effort 2912   Operated as boom defense vessel Cork Harbour     Hired Armed Drifted (Blt 1914)
Queenstown Trawlers          
HMT Thuringia
1624
1913 Based Queenstown, Mined 11 Nov 1917 off Youghal     Hired Armed Trawler Built 1913
HMT Freesia 716

1911

 

      Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Verbena 827 1897       Hired Armed Trawler

HMT Lord Heneage 1140

1909       Hired Armed Trawler
           
HMT Ristango 819 1913       Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Indian Empire 798 1907 Based Queenstown, Nov 1914 to 1919     Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Sarba 928 1913       Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Heron 715 1902       Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Bluebell 479 1904       Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Clifton 954 1906 Based Queenstown, 1915 to loss by mine, 15 February 1917     Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Maximus 997 1898       Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Morococala
2656
1915 Based Queenstown, June 1915 to loss by mine, 19 November 1917     Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Bradford 829 1896 Based Queenstown , Nov 1914 to loss in Gale near Cork 28 Nov 1916     Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Reliance II 999 1904 Based Queenstown , 1915 to 1919     Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Helios 953 1903 (Ex Ullswater) Based Queenstown 1915 to 1919     Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Ebro 998 1898 Based Queenstown 1914 to 1918     Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Brock 927 1914       Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Margate 818 1897 Based Queenstown 1915 -1917     Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Congo 822 1897 Based Queenstown 1915 -1917     Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Rodney 953 1906       Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Lord Hardinge 2993 1917 Based Queenstown. Sunk after collision off Daunt Light Vessel 9 April 1918     Hired Armed Trawler

 

Berehaven Trawlers

         
           
HMT Lucida 925 1914       Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Luneda 926 1912       Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Reindeer II 816 1902       Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Drake II 817 1900       Hired Armed Trawler
HMT Bempton 1369 1914       Hired Armed Trawler
           

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Ireland

  Clyde Shipping Company steam tenders hired as Examination Vessels for mouth of harbour service, 1918 - 1919  

Steam Tender

Steam Tender

Flying Fox   Clyde Shipping vessel hired for various government services 1917 -1919     Steam Tender
Seawolf 1918 Based Queenstown 1923 - Guardship     S -Class Destroyer
Taurus 1917       R-Class Destroyer
Sesame 1918       S-Class Destroyer
Tilbury 1918       S-Class Destroyer
Mary Rose 1915       M-Class Destroyer
Parthian 1916       M-Class Destroyer
Narwhal 1916       M-Class destroyer
Peyton 1916       M-Class Destroyer
         
HMMB 47         Hired Motor Boat
HMMB 40 Shearwater         Hired Motor Boat
HMMB 85 Aptera         Hired Motor Boat
HMMB 102
Emerald
        Hired Motor Boat
HMMB 123 Trident         Hired Motor Boat
HMMB 124 California II         Hired Motor Boat
HMMB 98 Mary Rose II         Hired Motor Boat
HMMB 190 Sakkara         Hired Motor Boat
         
           
Tamarisk aka HMS Q11 1916       Flower Class Sloop - Aubrietta type
Tulip aka HMS Q12 1916 Sunk April 1917     Flower Class Sloop - Aubrietta type
Viola aka HMS Q14 1916       Flower Class Sloop - Aubrietta type
Suffolk Coast aka      
 
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

Page last updated 21st October 2006

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