shipwrecks of Cork Harbour

 ships of the royal navy in Cork
The following list has been populated from primary sources and is far from complete. As new information is gathered, the list is updated
(last updated August 2021)
Name Commission Date Details
HMS Fame (1759) Flagship Cove of Cork . 1790
HMS Medusa (1785) Guard Ship Cove of Cork 1793
HMS Polyphemus (1799) Flagship Cove of Cork 1799
HMS Trent (1796) Flagship Cove of Cork 1813
HMS Avon (1804) On Cork Station. 1813 to 1814. Sunk by USS Wasp off Kinsale in Sep 1814.
HMS Semiramis (1808) Flagship Cove of Cork 1828
HMS Hawke (1820) Coastguard Service Cork . 1840 to 1845
HMS Hornet (1831) Cork . 1840
HMS Kite (1826) Cork. 1840
HMS Surprise (Hulk) (1812) Cork (as prison ship). 1822 to 1837
HMS Crocodile (1825) Flagship Cove of Cork 1845 to 1850
HMS Ajax (1809) Flagship Cork, Jun 1850 to Jun 1853, (also) Oct1853 to Jan 1854
HMS Gossamer Cork 1850
HMS Gipsy (1836) Cork 1850 to 1872
HMS Wizard (1830) Cork , Training Brig 1850 to 1855 (Flagship 1854)
HMS Advice (1837) Cork 1851 to 1866
HMS Hogue (1811) Cork 1851, (also) May 1856 to April 1857
HMS Agamemnon (1826) Flagship Queenstown Oct 1852
HMS Terrible (1845) Flagship Queenstown October 1853
HMS Conway (1832) Flagship Queenstown Apr 1854 to Nov 1858
HMS Ferrett (1840) Queenstown 1859 to June 1864,
HMS Nile (1839) Flagship Queenstown Mar 1858 - Dec 1859
HMS Sans Pareil (1851) Flagship Queenstown, 1862
HMS Hastings (1819) Flagship Queenstown, 1863 to 1866
HMS Hawke (1820) Coastguard Service Queenstown 1861 to 1866
HMS Blazer (1856) Tender to Hawke, Queenstown, 1865
HMS Lark (1855) Tender to Hawke, Queenstown, 1861 to 1866
HMS Rose (1856) Queenstown, 1865
HMS Sandfly (1855) Queenstown, 1865 to 1866
HMS Wolfe Sloop, Coal Depot, Queenstown, 1865 to 1872
HMS Frederick William (1860) Coastguard Service, Queenstown, 1866
HMS Midge Tender to HMS Frederick William, 1866
HMS Neptune (1863) Tender to HMS Frederick William, 1866
HMS Black Prince (1861) Flagship Queenstown, 1866. (also) 1896 to 1910
Returned to Ireland in 1896 as training ship for boys. Name changed to 'Emerald' in 1904 and remained as training ship in Queenstown until 1910
HMS Warrior (1861) Warrior relieved Black Prince in Ireland as the Flag Ship , Queenstown. 1867
HMS Mersey (1855) Flagship, Queenstown. 1868 to 1872
HMS Revenge (1859) Flagship Queenstown (Renamed HMS Empress after 1890) 1872 to 1890
HMS Bruiser (1867) Tender to Revenge, Queenstown, 1872. 1872 to 1882
HMS Orwell (1866) Queenstown 1870 to 1887
HMS Goshawk (1872) Queenstown 1880 to 1882
HMS Northampton (1876) Seagoing Training Ship frequently in Queenstown 1894 to 1905
HMS Triumph (1862) Flagship Queenstown 1890 to 1892
HMS Warspite (1881) Flagship Queenstown 1893 to 1896
HMS Howe (1885) Guardship Queenstown 1897 to 1901
HMS Empress of India (1893) Flagship Queenstown 1901 to 1902
HMS Royalist (1883) (1899 to 1922) Receiving Ship Queenstown 1899 -1913 Renamed Colleen. Flagship 1914-1922.
HMS Aeolus (1891) Irish Squadron Flagship and Port Guardship Queenstown 1902
HMS Barrosa (1889) Irish Squadron Queenstown 1902
HMS Philomel (1890) Irish Squadron Queenstown 1902
HMS Curlew (1885) Coastguard Tender, Irish Station, 1903 to 1904
HMS Sharpshooter (1888) Drill Ship for RNR, Queenstown, 1904
HMS Skipjack (1889) Tender to drill ship Queenstown, 1904
HMS Bonaventure (1894) Converted to submarine depot ship Haulbowline. 1906 to 1907
HMS Hood (1891) Receiving Ship and Flagship of the Senior Officer Coast of ireland, Queenstown July 1910 - Jan 1913.
HMS Medusa (1888) Harbour Service Queenstown 1917 to 1918
HMS Crescent (1892) Queenstown training Squadron, Feb 1913 to Aug 1914
HMS Edgar (1890) Queenstown Training Squadron, . Paid off 1919. Laid up in Queenstown until sold in1921 Feb 1913 to Aug 1914
HMS Endymion (1891) Queenstown Training Squadron, Feb 1913 to Aug 1914
HMS Gibraltar (1892) Queenstown Training Squadron, Feb 1913 to Aug 1914
HMS Grafton (1892) Queenstown Training Squadron, Feb 1913 to Aug 1914
HMS Hawke (1891) Queenstown Training Squadron, Feb 1913 to Aug 1914
(Sunk in North Sea by U-9, Oct 15, 1914 )
HMS Royal Arthur (1891) Queenstown Training Squadron, Feb 1913 to Aug 1914
HMS Theseus (1892) Queenstown Training Squadron, Feb 1913 to Aug 1914
HMS Ocean (1898) 8th Battle Squadron, Queenstown Aug 1914
HMS Dido (1896) 11th Cruiser Squadron West of Ireland Coast Patrol 1914.
HMS Doris (1896) 11th Cruiser Squadron West of Ireland Coast Patrol 1914
HMS Minerva (1895) 11th Cruiser Squadron West of Ireland Coast Patrol 1914
HMS Sutlej (1899) 11th Cruiser Squadron West of Ireland Coast Patrol 1914
HMS Isis (1896) 11th Cruiser Squadron West of Ireland Coast Patrol 1914
HMS Juno (1895) 11th Cruiser Squadron West of Ireland Coast Patrol 1914, Flagship.
HMS Drake (1901) 11th Cruiser Squadron West of Ireland Coast Patrol 1914. Torpedoed and sunk by U-79 off Rathlin Island, Oct 1916.
HMS Empress (1914) Seaplane carrier, based Queenstown 1915 to 1916
HMS Albion (1901) Queenstown Guard Ship April to May 1916
HMS Speedwell (1889) Tender to Colleen Queenstown to 1919
HMS Gloucester (1909) Sent as reinforcement in April 1916 to quell Irish Rising.
HMS Albemarle (1901) Sent as reinforcement in April 1916 to quell Irish Rising, anchored in river above Queenstown
HMS Cattistock (1917) Queenstown (8th)Sweeping Flotilla , 1917.
HMS Vulcan (1889) Platypus Flotilla Queenstown 1917 to 1918
HMS Sandown (1916) Queenstown (8th) Fast Sweeping Flotilla 1918
HMS Hurst (1916) Queenstown (8th) Fast Sweeping Flotilla 1918
HMS Eridge (1916) Queenstown (8th)Fast Sweeping Flotilla 1918
HMS Haldon (1916) Queenstown (8th)Fast Sweeping Flotilla 1918
HMS Epsom (1916) Queenstown (8th)Fast Sweeping Flotilla 1918
HMS Cottesmore (1917) Queenstown (8th)Fast Sweeping Flotilla 1917 - 1918
HMS Active (1911) Queenstown 1917
HMTB 050 (1886) Queenstown 1914 to 1919
HMTB 052 (1886) Queenstown 1914 to 1919
HMTB 055 (1886) Queenstown 1914 to 1919
HMTB 058 (1886) Queenstown 1914 to 1919
HMS Adventure (1904) Flagship Queenstown Jul 1915 to Nov 1917
HMS Sir Bevis (1918) 24-Class Sloop 1918
HMS Flying Fox (1918) 24-Class Sloop 1918
Flying Foam (tug)

Flying Fox (tug)

Flying Falcon (tug)
(1877)

(1885)

(1878)
Tug hired by Admiralty from Clyde Shipping Company 1915 to 1918

Tug hired by Admiralty from Clyde Shipping Company 1915 to 1918

Tug hired by Admiralty from Clyde Shipping Company 1915 to 1918
HMT Stormcock (tug) (1877) Admiralty Tug
HMT Warrior (tug) (1895) Admiralty Hired tug
HMS Alyssum (1915) Lost in minefield off Galley Head 18 March 1917
HMS Arbutus (1917) Torpedoed 16 Dec 1917
HMS Aubretia (1916)
HMS Begonia (1915) Later became 'Q-Ship' Q10 (Dolcis Jessop). Lost off Morocco 02 Oct 1918
HMS Bluebell (1915)
HMS Buttercup (1915)
HMS Camelia (1916)
HMS Candytuft (1917)
HMS Crocus (1915)
HMS Daffodil (1915)
HMS Delphinium (1915)
HMS Genista (1916) Torpedoed by U-57 23 Oct 1916
HMS Heather (1916)
HMS Iris (1915)
HMS Jessamine (1916)
HMS Laburnum (1915)
HMS Lavender (1915) Torpedoed by U-75 04 May 1917
HMS Mignonette (1916) Lost in minefield off Galley Head 17 March 1917 - see Alyssum above
HMS Myosotis (1916)
HMS Poppy (1915)
HMS Primrose (1915)
HMS Rosemary (1915)
HMS Salvia (1916) Served as Q-Ship Torpedoed 20 June 1917
HMS Snowdrop (1915)
HMS Sunflower (1915)
HMS Tamarisk (1916) Served as Q-Ship
HMS Tulip (1916) Served as Q-Ship, torpedoed 30 April, 1917. 1916 to 1917
HMS Viola (1916) Served as Q-Ship
HMS Zinnia (1915)
DESTROYERS

HMS Taurus

HMS Sesame

HMS Tilbury

HMS Mary Rose

HMS Parthian

HMS Narwhal

HMS Peyton

HMS Magic




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(1915)
MOTOR LAUNCHES

HMML 161

HMML 163

HMML 167

HMML 169

HMML 171

HMML 181

HMML 183

HMML 185

HMML 187

HMML 189

HMML 197

HMML 259

HMML 374

HMML 376

HMML 378

HMML 380

HMML 381

HMML 408

HMML 487

HMML 520



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1916 to 1918

1916 to 1918

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1916 to 1917

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1916 to 1918

QUEENSTOWN DRIFTERS

HMD Daisy VI 2905

HMD Monarch II 2901

HMD Sublime 2110

HMD Connage 2907

HMD Good Hope III 2902

HMD Morning Star IV 2903

HMD Girl May 2906

HMD Integrity 2908

HMD Sunshine 2500

HMD Golden Effort 2912

QUEENSTOWN TRAWLERS

HMT Thuringia 1624

HMT Freesia 716

HMT Verbena 827

HMT Lord Heneage 1140

HMT Ristango 819

HMT Indian Empire 798

HMT Sarba 928

HMT Heron 715

HMT Bluebell 479

HMT Clifton 954

HMT Maximus 997

HMT Morococala 2656

HMT Bradford 829

HMT Reliance II 999

HMT Helios 953

HMT Ebro 998

HMT Brock 927

HMT Margate 818

HMT Congo 822

HMT Rodney 953

HMT Lord Hardinge 2993




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(1911)

(1897)

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(1907)

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(1898)

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(1896)

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BEREHAVEN TRAWLERS

HMT Lucida 925

HMT Luneda 926

HMT Reindeer II 816

HMT Drake II 817

HMT Bempton 1369



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HIRED YACHTS AS PATROL CRAFT

HMY Scadaun 689

HMY Seagull 047

HMY Greta 023

HMY Adventuress 044

HMY Calanthe 043

HMY Beryl





1914 to 1916








Queenstown 1915 to 1919
HIRED MOTOR LAUNCHES AS PATROL CRAFT

HMMB 47

HMMB 40 Shearwater

HMMB 85 Aptera

HMMB 102Emerald

HMMB 123 Trident

HMMB 124 California II

HMMB 98 Mary Rose II

HMMB 190 Sakkara

America Clyde Shipping Company steam tender ,hired as Examination Vessel for mouth of harbour service,
Ireland Clyde Shipping Company steam tender ,hired as Examination Vessel for mouth of harbour service,
HMS Cumberland (1902) Training Ship, 1919. then for disposal, 1923
HMS Talbot (1895) Laid up at Haulbowline 1919 to 1921
HMS Seawolf (1918) Queenstown - Guardship 1923


The Royal Navy in Cork   The RN Airship Base at Killeagh  The Queenstown Q-Ships of World War One

Royal Navy Submarines in Ireland during WW1  The Queenstown Convoys of WW1 

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