|Launched||11 August 1831|
|Builders measure||495 tons|
|Note||1850.11.22 wrecked off West Africa|
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|21 November 1839|
|Commanded by Lieutenant William Robson, West Indies|
|(January 1843)||Out of commission at Woolwich|
|6 October 1843|
- 12 December 1845
|Commanded by Lieutenant Charles James Postle, Mediterranean|
|12 December 1845|
- 17 August 1846
|Commanded by Commander Charles James Postle, Mediterranean|
|28 December 1845||Commanded by Lieutenant George Lavie, Mediterranean|
|9 November 1846||Commanded by Commander George Lavie, Mediterranean|
|10 August 1850|
- 22 November 1850
|Commanded by Commander James Aldworth St Leger, West coast of Africa (until vessel wrecked)|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|Sa 7 October 1843||The Flamer steam-vessel is ordered to be brought forward for commission immediately. Lieutenant Postle, late of the Lizard steam-vessel, which was lost by being run down by the French steam-vessel Veloce, in the Mediterranean, is expected to be appointed to command her.|
|Sa 8 December 1849|
Portsmouth, Dec. 6.
In Port and FittingIn the Harbour. - The Victory and Illustrious flag-ships, the Excellent gunnery ship; the Blenheim steam-guard-ship; the Eurydice, stripping to pay off; the Contest, fitting out; the Rolla apprentices' brig, laying up for the winter; the Fairy and Elfin, and Portsmouth yachts; the Flamer packet from Holyhead, and the Echo tug.
In Dock. - The Britannia, 120; the Dauntless, 24; the Fantome, 16; the Lily, 16; the Fox, 42; the Devastation, and the Birkenhead steam frigates.
In the Basin. - The Princess Charlotte, 104; the Actaeon, 26; and the Sprightly and the Bee steam-vessels.
In the Steam Basin, - The Ajax, 60; the Penelope, 22; the Sidon, 26; the Victoria and Albert royal yacht; the Urgent , the Pike, the Asp, and the Blazer.
Building. - The Royal Frederick, 120 [subsequently cancelled and later completed as Frederick William]; the Prince of Wales, 120; the Princess Royal, 90; the Argus, and the Furious steam sloops.
|Sa 9 March 1850|
In Port and FittingIn Harbour. - The Victory, Illustrious, Blenheim, Excellent, Rolla, Fairy, Fanny, and Echo.
In Dock. - The St Vincent, Winchester, Fox, Fantome, and Penelope.
In the Basin. - The Lily.
In the Steam-Basin. - The Blazer, Birkenhead, Pike, Asp, Flamer, Comet, Elfin, Victoria and Albert, Hecate, and Termagant.
|Sa 20 April 1850||In Harbour. - The Victory, Excellent, Illustrious, Blenheim, Fanny, and Portsmouth tenders, the Echo tug, and the Locust steam-vessel.|
In Dock. - The St Vincent, Winchester, Fox, Penelope, Rapid, and Electra.
In the Basin. - The Niger, Devastation, Fantome, Griffon, and Fairy.
In the Steam Basin. - Termagant, Hecate, Victoria and Albert, Bulldog, Blazer, Flamer, Pike, Asp, and Elfin.