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Pembroke Dock Town “Our History”
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List of ships built in and around Pembroke Dock from 1816 to 1922
Dreadnought Launched March 1875 Victoria and Albert 1831 Victoria and Albert 1831 Boadicea Launched May 1908 Carysfort Launched November 1914 Cambrian Launched March 1916 HMS Forth Launched October 1886 Oleander Launched April 1922
1) This list is taken largely from a semi-official list compiled in the Yard not long before it closed,  It is now known to include some inaccuracies of detail. To this I have added certain conjecture & surmise. Some liberties with the nomendature of ship types, e.g. using 'Battleship' long before such vessels, strictly, existed. For an accurate & details list, see Lawrence Phillip's book. (2) Launches were normally made at High Water Spring Tides & only in the case of small vessels was is possible to launch two on one tide. hence the frequency of a second launch occurring almost exactly one month after a first. (3) No:91 Juno (1844) was refitted in 1878, renamed Atalanta & subsequently lost with all hands on her first voyage with a new Name. It says much for the quality of her original construction, if not for the policies of the Admiralty, that she was considered worth giving a refit & new lease of life 34 years after launch. Her fate also adds strength to the sailor's superstition about changing a ship's name. (4) Some ships were years on the slip before launch & others were slow in being completed after launch, for various reasons.
No Name Type Guns Launch Date Remarks  1 Valorous Frigate 28 10/02/1816    2 Ariadne Frigate 28 10/02/1816    3 Thetis Frigate 46 01/02/1817    4 Arethusa Frigate 46 29/07/1817    5 Racer Cutter   04/04/1818    6 Sprightly Cutter   03/01/1818    7 Belleisle Battleship 74 26/04/1819    8 Fishguard Frigate 46 08/07/1819    9 Sylvia Cutter   13/05/1820    10 Frolic Cutter (?) 10 10/06/1820    11 Falcon Cutter (?) 10 10/06/1820    12 Melamous Frigate 46 10/08/1820    13 Skylark Cutter   17/02/1820    14 Swift Cutter   17/02/1820    15 Nerius Frigate 46 30/07/1821    16 Reynard Cutter (?) 10 26/10/1821    17 Meteor Bomb Ship 28 25/06/1823    18 Hamadryad Frigate 46 25/07/1823    19 Zephyr Cutter (?) 10 01/11/1823    20 Wellington Lighter   28/06/1824    21 Vengeance Battleship 84 27/07/1824    22 Thistle Frigate 46 09/09/1824    23 Talbot Frigate 28 09/10/1824    24 Sheldrake Cutter (?) 10 19/05/1825    25 Druid Frigate 46 01/07/1825    26 Success Frigate 28 30/08/1825    27 Skylark Cutter 19 06/05/1826    28 Erebus Bomb Ship   07/06/1826    29 Nemesis Frigate 46 19/08/1826    30 Satellite Frigate 18 02/10/1826    31 Mooring Lighter     27/12.1826    32 Clarence Battleship 84 25/07/1827    33 Spey Cutter (?) 10 06/10/1827    34 Variable Cutter (?) 10 06/10/1827    35 Leda Frigate 46 15/04/1828    36 Sparrow Cutter   28/06/1828    37 Snipe Cutter   28/06/1828    38 Speedy Cutter   28/06/1828    39 Comet Sloop 18 11/08/1828    40 Hotspur Frigate 46 09/10/1828    41 Lightning Sloop 18 11/08/1829    42 Partridge Cutter (?) 10 12/10/1829    43 Thias   10 12/10/1829    44 Raven Cutter   21/10/1829    45 Starling Cutter   31/10/1829    46 Wizard Cutter (?) 10 24/05/1830    47 Seahorse Frigate 46 21/07/1830    48 Stag Frigate 46 02/10/1830    49 Timber Barge     29/01/1831    50 Viper Schooner 6 12/05/1831    51 Imogene Frigate 26 29/06/1831    52 Fly Sloop (?) 18 25/06/1831    53 Harrier Sloop (?) 18 08/11/1831    54 Cockatrice Schooner 6 14/05/1832    55 Andromache Frigate 28 27/08/1832    56 Royal William Battleship 120 02/04/1833    57 Rodney B 92 18/06/1833    58 Forth Frigate 46 01/08/1833    59 Fountain Water Lighter   26/11/1833    60 Sinbad Lighter   27/02/1834    61 Tartarus Steamer   23/06/1834 First 'Steamer' built in yard  62 Cleopatra Frigate 26 28/04/1835    63 Vanguard B 80 25/08/1835    64 Harlequin Sloop (?) 16 160/04/1836    65 Dido Sloop (?) 18 13/06/1836    66 Carysfort Frigate 26 12/08/1836    67 Cremill Victualling Hoy   29/08/1836 Sailing Lighter  68 Gorgon Steamer Frigate 16 31/08/1837 First Steam Warship built in yard  69 Lilly Sloop (?) 16 29/09/1837    70 Penguin Steam Packet   23/04/1834    71 Grecian Steam Frigate 16 24/04/1838    72 Petrel Steam Packet   23/05/1838    73 Daphne Sloop (?) 18 06/08/1838    74 Merlin Steamship   18/09/1838    75 Medush Steamship   31/10/1838    76 Cyclops Steam Frigate 16 10/07/1839    77 Persian Steam Frigate (?) 16 07/10/1839    78 Medina Steamship   18/03/1840 see 72/75  79 Iris Frigate 26 14/07/1840    80 Vixen Steam Sloop   04/02/1841    81 Geyser Steam Sloop   06/04/1841    82 Cambrian Frigate 36 05/07/1841    83 Collingwood Battleship 80 17/08/1841    84 Spiteful Steam Sloop   24/03/1842    85 Superb Battleship 80 06/09/1842    86 Victoria & Albert Royal Yacht   26/04/1843    87 Helena Sloop (?) 16 1/07/1843    88 Vulture Steam Frigate   21/09/1843    89 Flying Fish   12 03/04/1844    90 Centurion Battleship 80 02/05/1844    91 Juno Frigate 26 01/07/1844    92 Water Lighter     21/08/1844    93 Kingfisher   12 18/04/1845    94 Inflexible Steam Sloop   22/04/1845    95 Dragon Steam Sloop   17/07/1845    96 Constance Frigate 50 12/03/1846    97 Conflict Steam Sloop   05/08/1846 Frist Screw' built in Yard  98 Encounter Steam Sloop   24/09/1846    99 Mariner   12 19/10/1846    100 Sybille Frigate 36 15/04/1847    101 Britomart   10 12/06/1847    102 Lion Battleship 80 29/07/1847    103 Camilla   16 08/09/1847    104 Atalanta   16 09/10/1847    105 Colossus Battleship 80 01/06/1848    106 Magicienne Steam Frigate   07/03/1849    107 Buzzard Steam Sloop   24/03/1849    108 Desperate Steam Sloop   23/04/1849    109 Arethusa Frigate 50 20/06/1849    110 Octavia Frigate 50 18/08/1849    111 Liberty   12 11/06/1850    112 Harten   12 19/09/1850    113 Barracouta Steam Sloop   31/03/1851    114 Valorous Steam Sloop   30/04/1851    115 Mosquito   16 29/07/1851    116 Duke of Wellington Battleship 140 14/09/1852    117 James Watt Battleship 90 23/04/1853    118 Rover   16 29/07/1852    119 Caesar Battleship 90 23/04/1853    120 Squirrel   12 08/08/1853    121 Curacoa Frigate 31 13/04/1854    122 Harrier   16 13/05/1854    123 Swallow   8 12/06/1854    124 Ariel   8 11/07/1854    125 Falcon   16 10/08/1854    126 Victoria & Albert Royal Yacht   16/01/1855    127 Sutlej Frigate 50 17/04/1855    128 Brunswick Battleship 80 01/06/1855    129 Repulse Battleship 91 27/09/1855 Revenge??  130 Flying Fish Dispatch Vessel   21/12/1855    131 Pioneer Dispatch Vessel   19/01/1856    132 Petrel Screw Gunboat   09/02/1856 Crimean War  133 Nettle Screw Gunboat   09/02/1856 Programe  134 Rambler Screw Gunboat   21/02/1856    135 Decoy Screw Gunboat   21/02/1856    136 Janus Screw Gunboat   08/03/1856    137 Drake Screw Gunboat   08/03/1856    138 Albert Srew 16 20/05/1856    139 Cordellia   9 03/07/1856    140 Diadeti Frigate 32 14/10/1856    141 Dido Frigate 32 25/03/1857    142 Immortalite Screw Frigate 50 25/10/1859    143 Gannet   11 29/12/1857    144 Orlando Screw Frigate 50 12/06/1858    145 Windsor Castle Screw Battleship 90 26/08/1985 All subsequent Battleships were screw driven 146 Revenge Battleship 90 16/04/1859    147 Greyhound Screw 16 15/06/1859    148 Immortalite Screw Frigate 50 25/10/1859 All subsequent Frigates were screw driven  149 Espoir Screw 5 07/01/1860    150 Howe Battleship 121 07/03/1860    151 Pelican Screw 17 07/03/1860    152 Nimble Screw 5 15/09/1860    153 Pandora Screw 5 07/02/1861    154 Defiance Battleship 91 27/03/1861    155 Aurora Frigate 50 22/06/1861    156 Perseus Screw 6 21/08/1861    157 Shearwater Screw 4 17/10/1861    158 Psyche Paddle Yacht   29/03/1862    159 Prince Consort First Iron Cased Ship' 33 26/06/1862 See text  160 Enchantress Paddle Yacht   02/08/1862 Admiralty Yacht  161 Research Iron Cased Sloop 4 15/08/1863    162 Albert Royal Yacht   03/10/1863 Paddle  163 Zealous Iron Clad Frigate 20 07/03/1864    164 Lord Clyde Iron Clad Frigate 24 13/10/1864    165 Amazon Wood Sloop 4 23/05/1865    166 Vestal Wood Sloop 4 16/11/1865    167 Nasau Wood Sloop 4 20/02/1866 Later a survey vessel  168 Daphne Wood Sloop 4 23/10/1866    169 Penelope Iron Armour Clad 10 18/06/1867 Twin Screw  170 Newport Screw 4 20/07/1867    171 Gnat Composite Gunboat   26/11/1867 First type of Gunboat  172 Inconstant Composite Frigate 16 12/11/1868    173 Bittern Gunboat 3 20/09/1869 Twin Screw  174 Iron Duke Iron Armour Clad 14 01/03/1870 Twin Screw  175 Osbourne Royal Yacht   19/12/1870 Paddle  176 Coquette Composite Gunboat 4 05/04/1871    177 Foam Composite Gunboat 4 20/08/1871    178 Decoy Composite Gunboat 4 12/10/1871    179 Merlin Composite Gunboat 4 24/11/1871    180 Mosquito Composite Gunboat 4 09/12/1871    181 Goshawk Composite Gunboat 4 23/01/1872    182 Swinger Compostie G 4 07/02/1872    183 Tunderer Battleship (Turret) 4 25/03/1873    From this point, although the number of Guns  mounted by Ships continued to be quoted for  some years, as result of developments in the  design of ships & weapons, the unqualified figure  is almost meaningless as a measure of the  effective fighting of a vessel & is henceforth  omitted from this list  184 Seaflower Wood Saling Brig   25/02/1873    185 Fantome Composite Sloop   18/08/1873    186 Egeria Composite Sloop   01/11/1893    187 Vesuvius Torpedo Vessel   24/03/1874 A very early example of this type. One Tube  188 Dreadnought Battleship (Turret)   08/03/1875    189 Shannon Armour Clad   11/11/1875    190 Emerald Composite Sloop   18/08/1876    191 Iris Dispatch Vessel   12/04/1877    192 Mercury Dispatch Vessel   17/04/1878    193 Pincher Gunboat   05/05/1879    194 Gadfly Gunboat   05/05/1879    195 Nautlus Wood Sailing Brigg   12/11/1879    196 Griper Gunboat   15/09/1879    197 Tickler Gunboat   15/09/1879    198 Pilot Wood Sailing Brigg   12/11/1879    199 Ajax Battleship (Turret)   10/03/1880    200 Redwing Composite Gunboat   22/05/1880    201 Bullfrog Composite Gunboat   03/02/1881    202 Cockchafer Composite Gunboat   19/02/1881    203 Insolent Composite Gunboat   15/03/1881    204 Bouncer Composite Gunboat   15/03/1881    205 Edninburgh Battleship   18/03/18882    206 Collingwood Battlesip   22/11/1882    207 Amphion Dispatch Vessel   13/10/1883    208 Hove Battleship   28/04/1885    209 Thames Cruiser   03/12/1885    210 Anson Battleship   17/02/1886    211 Forth Cruiser   23/10/1886    212 Aurora 2nd Class Cruiser   28/10/1887    213 Nile Battleship   27/03/1888    214 Peacock Composite Gunboat   22/06/1888    215 Pidgeon Composite Gunboat   05/09/1888    216 Plover Composite Gunboat   18/10/1888    217 Magpie Composite Gunboat   15/03/1889    218 Redbreast Composite Gunboat   25/04/1889    219 Redpole Composite Gunboat   13/06/1889    220 Widgeon Composite Gunboat   09/08/1889    221 Blanche Composite Sloop   06/09/1889    222 Blonde Composite Sloop   22/10/1889 Last of composite construction  223 Mayflower Wood Sailing Brigg   20/01/1890 Last Wooden Ship  224 Pearl 3rd Class Cruiser   28/07/1890    225 Empress of India Battleship   07/05/1891    226 Repulse Battleship   27/02/1891    227 Cambrian 2nd Class Cruiser   30/01/1893    228 Flora 2nd Class Cruiser   21/11/1893    229 Hazard Torpedo Gunboat   17/02/1894    230 Renown Battleship   08/05/1895    231 Hanibal Battleship   28/04/1896 Last battleship  232 Andromeda 2nd Class Cruiser   30/04/1897    233 Spartlate 2nd Class Cruiser   27/10/1989    234 Victoria & Albert Royal Yacht   09/05/1899    235 Drake Cruiser   05/03/1901    236 Essex Cruiser   29/08/1901    237 Cornwall Cruiser   29/10/1902    238 Duke of Edinburgh Armoured Cruiser   14/01/1904    239 Warrior Armoured Cruiser   25/11/1905    240 Defence Armoured Cruiser   27/04/1907    241 Boadicea Light Cruiser   14/05/1908    242 Bellona Light Cruiser   20/03/1909    243 Blanche Light Cruiser   25/11/1909    244 Blonde Light Cruiser   22/06/1910    245 Active Light Cruiser   14/03/1911    246 Amphion Light Cruiser   04/12/1911    247 Fealess Light Cruiser   12/06/1912    248 Nottingham Light Cruiser   18/04/1913    249 Oil Fuel Lighter     00/07/1913    250 Trefoil Tanker (RFA)   27/10/1913    251 Cordellia Light Cruiser   23/02/1914    252 Carysfort Light Cruiser   19/11/1914    253 J3 Submarine   04/12/1915    254 J4 Submarine   02/02/1916    255 Cambrian Light Cruiser   03/03/1916    256 Turmoil Tanker (RFA)   07/03/1917    257 Curacoa Light Cruiser   05/05/1917    258 L10 Submarine   24/01/1918    259 H51 Submarine   15/11/1918    260 Coal Lighter     00/12/1918    261 H52 Submarine   31/03/1919    262 Coal Barge          263 Oleander Tanker (RFA)   26/04/1922