|Type||2nd class sloop|
|Launched||5 April 1832|
|Builders measure||704 tons|
|Ships book||ADM 135/125|
|Note||Converted to paddle on stocks.|
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|3 August 1833|
- 27 May 1834
|Commanded by Commander Edward Stanley|
|14 February 1838|
- May 1841
|Commanded by Commander Joseph Sherer, North America & West Indies|
|14 September 1852||Commanded by Lieutenant commander George Thomas Cleather Smith, Cape of Good Hope|
|23 November 1854||Commanded by Master commander Thomas C. Pullen, particular service|
|11 March 1859||Commanded by Master commander Thomas C. Pullen, particular service|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|We 4 November 1846|
Portsmouth, Tuesday.The Comet steam-vessel, Lieutenant-Commander Johnstone [sic], arrived at Cork from this port on Thursday last, and found there the Rhadamanthus steam-vessel, Master-Commander Aylen; the Acheron steam-vessel, Lieutenant-Commander Dunlop [sic]; the Dee steam-vessel, Master-Commander Driver; the Blazer steam-vessel, Captain Washington; and the Myrmidon steam-vessel, Lieutenant-Commander Jenkin; which vessels were about being sent to various ports along the Irish coast with meal to relieve the prevailing distress, which is increasing along the coast to the westward.
|Th 14 September 1848||Extract of a letter from the Cape of Good Hope, dated July 1: |
"Since my last I have to notice the arrival of the Hercules, 74. Master Commander Fulton, for Bombay, to load teak for the dockyards in England, 31st of May; the Arab, 12, Commander Morris, on the 11th of June, from Mozambique; the Havannah, 22, Captain Erskine, 21st of June; and the Dee steam trooper, Master Commander Filmer, on the 23d. The Havannah beat the Dee three days in the voyage from Madeira. Mrs. Stokes, wife of Captain J. L. Stokes, of the Acheron steam-sloop, died here on the 10th ult., and the Acheron sailed for New Zealand on the 15th"
|Sa 16 August 1851|
Portsmouth, Friday.The Vulcan screw steam-ship, Master Commander Penn, arrived at Spithead this evening from the Cape of Good Hope, whither she conveyed the 74th Regiment. She left Simon's Bay on Sunday, June 1, taking in tow Her Majesty's brig Pandora to give her an offing for New Zealand, leaving the Commodore's frigate, Castor, 36, and the Dee steam-troop-ship in the bay.