|Launched||28 March 1827|
|Builders measure||295 tons|
|Ships book||ADM 135/100|
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|25 November 1836||Commanded by William Arlett, Woolwich|
|20 February 1838||Commanded by Lieutenant Edward Stopford, on the coast of Syria|
|1838||Commanded by Lieutenant John Henn Gennys, Mediterranean|
|19 January 1849||Commanded by Acting Master William Martin, steam tug, Devonport|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|Ma 24 May 1852|
PLYMOUTH, Saturday.Her Majesty’s screw steam-blockship Sanspareil, 81, in charge of Mr. Biddlecombe and a party of seamen riggers, having been towed out of harbour yesterday at 6 a.m. by the steam-vessels Pike and Confiance, went into the Channel to try her engines, under the superintendence of Captain W. Ramsey, of the Magicienne, and in company with the steam-sloop Desperate, Lieutenant Stevens. The Sanspareil returned at 7 in the evening, and went up Hamoaze; her average speed under steam was 7¼ knots, the engines working well. She is now ordered to take on board all her guns and stores, when her engines will be again tried.
|Sa 6 October 1855||The receiving ship Hibernia was towed from Hamoaze into the Sound at Plymouth on Thursday, by the Confiance and Zephyr steamers, and commenced taking powder and shot on board the same day.|
The steamvessel Rosamond, having completed coaling in Hamoaze, went into the Sound at Plymouth on Thursday, and will accompany the Hibernia to Malta.