|Launched||10 December 1829|
|Builders measure||231 tons|
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|11 November 1833|
- 18 November 1837
|Commanded (until paying off) by Lieutenant commander Frederick Henry Hastings Glasse, west coast of Africa|
|20 September 1838|
- 18 October 1842
|Commanded by Lieutenant Charles Hall, Cape of Good Hope & Coast of Africa|
|(January 1843)||Out of commission at Chatham|
|21 December 1844|
- 9 November 1846
|Commanded by Commander John Simpson, west coast of Africa|
|18 November 1846||Commanded by Commander Hugh Myddelton Ellicombe, west coast of Canada|
|30 December 1853||Commanded by Lieutenant William Henry Fenwick, tender to Victory, Portsmouth|
|5 September 1856||Commanded by Lieutenant Charles Gudgeon Nelson, Portsmouth, tender to Victory|
|1 January 1858||Commanded by Lieutenant Charles Gudgeon Nelson, Portsmouth, apprentices training brig, tender to Victory (with Prince Alfred as occasional pupil)|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|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.