|Launched||8 October 1835|
|Builders measure||362 tons|
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|31 January 1836|
|Commanded by Lieutenant commander Wentworth Parsons Croke, Falmouth|
|4 January 1840|
- June 1846
|Commanded by Lieutenant commander Edward Herrick, Falmouth|
|26 June 1846||Commanded by Lieutenant commander Thomas James, Falmouth|
|13 June 1848||Commanded by Lieutenant commander William Lory, Falmouth packet|
|3 July 1851|
- 14 May 1853
|Commanded by Commander William Frederick Fead, North America and West Indies (until he died at Bahia)|
|14 May 1853|
- 20 September 1856
|Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Commander Henry Boys, south-east coast of America|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|Fr 6 June 1851|
5 June 1851The Anchor hoy, for service at Bermuda, was launched at Portsmouth yesterday; she is masted, and is now alongside the jetty to be rigged.
|Th 12 June 1851|
11 June 1851Her Majesty's steam-frigate Devastation arrived this morning from Portsmouth, having passed the Wellesley off the Needles as she came out. The Devastation takes the Devonport hoy to Bermuda, and then proceeds to North America [this was actually not to be the case].
|Fr 4 July 1851|
3 July 1851Her Majesty's brig Express, formerly in the packet service, is to be commissioned here for the coast of Africa.
|Ma 7 July 1851|
5 July 1851Her Majesty's brig Express, having been commissioned at Plymouth, was warped to the jetty to be rigged; shortly after her pendant was hoisted she shipped her complement, who are a smart lot of seamen.
|Fr 25 July 1851|
23 July 1851Her Majesty's brig Express, Commander Fead, fitting here, goes out of harbour Monday next, the 28th inst., and will shortly proceed to the West Indies.
The hoy Anchor, lately launched in this yard for service at Bermuda, will sail for her destination, under convoy of the Express.
|Th 31 July 1851|
30 July 1851The brig Express, Commander Fead, was warped to the moorings on Saturday, and was towed yesterday by the Kite from Hamoaze into the Sound. The hoy which is to accompany here to Bermuda is also in the Sound
|Ma 4 August 1851|
3 August 185111 a.m. The Express, 6, Commander Fead, and the Devonport hoy, are getting under weigh for Bermuda and the West Indies.