Jeffery Knaggs has created an excellent online index to the Royal Navy Ships at Sea and
in Ports Abroad
on the 1901 British Census.
It is here
Jeffrey says 'Now, when you find your ancestor on one of these ships, you don't need to waste money paging backwards to find the name of the ship. Details include
Among the vessels included are several battleships and cruisers at Malta, Gibraltar and elsewhere, gunboats up Chinese rivers and the Royal Yacht on her way to Australia and the Colonies.
Here's an example
|Where Born||Occupation||Page ID||Person||Piece||Folio 1||Folio 2||Age|
|Crich Derbyshire||Boatswain||1474759||Webber Wetton||5335||73||74||
and his ship (I am sure I saw a page with the Vessels name but I did have it anyway)
|PRO Ref. - RG 13/5335 folios 74 to 90||Page ID - 1474721 to 1474753|
|His Majesty's Ship||Vulcan|
|Class and Denomination of Ship||Torpedo Depôt Ship|
|Captain or Commanding Officer||Henry B Jackson|
|Position of Ship at Midnight||Grand Harbour, Malta|