|Launched||4 March 1845|
|Builders measure||344 tons|
|Ships book||ADM 135/218|
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|12 December 1845||Commanded (from commissioning at Woolwich) by Lieutenant commander Edward Halhead Beauchamp-Proctor, South America, including Anglo-French action in Uruguay|
|30 November 1846|
- 5 April 1849
|Commanded by Lieutenant James Ward Tomlinson, south-east coast of America|
|12 April 1854||Commanded (from commissioning at Portsmouth) by Lieutenant commander Charles Gowan Lindsay, flagship of Rear-Admiral Montagu Stopford, Mediterraean (Constantinople)|
|11 August 1855||Commanded by Lieutenant George Augustus Brine, flagship of Rear-Admiral Frederick William Grey, Mediterranean|
|28 January 1860||Commanded by Lieutenant Alexander Henderson, Greenock, tender to Hogue|
|25 August 1860||Commanded by Lieutenant Francis Hewson, Greenock, tender to Hogue|
|1 July 1864||Commanded by Lieutenant William Howorth, greenock, tender to Lion|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|Ma 11 January 1847||The squadron in the River Plate was distributed as follows, on the 29th of October:? the Vernon, 50, Captain Fitzgerald, flag of Rear-Admiral Inglefield: the Raleigh, 50, Commodore Sir Thomas Herbert; the Eagle, 50, Captain G.B. Martin; the Melampus, 42, Captain Campbell, and the Comus, 16, Commander D?Eyncourt, were at Montevideo.|
The Cura?oa, 24, Captain Broughton, and the Dolphin 3, Lieutenant-Commander Miller, were at Rio on the 18th of November, the latter having arrived from Montevideo five days prior.
The Grecian, 16, Commander Tindal, was at Busca.
The Racer, 18, Commander Reed, was at Colonia.
The Satellite, 18, Commander Rowley, was at Maldonado.
The Firebrand steam frigate, Captain Hope, and the Harpy steam vessel, Lieutenant Tomlinson, was at Buenos Ayres.
The Acorn, 18, Commander Bingham, was at Paraguay.
The Alecto steam sloop, Commander Massingberd, had proceeded up the Urugay to relieve the iron steam vessel Lizard, Lieutenant-Commander Tylden.
The Dido, 20, Captain Maxwell, sailed from Monte Video for the East Indies on the 29th of October.
The Carysfort, 26, Captain G.H. Seymour, arrived at Valparaiso on the 19th of October, from Sydney and New Zealand (where sho had landed the new Governor and specie), and remained there on the 24th refitting.
The Salamander steam sloop, Captain Hamond, left Valparaiso for Rio and England on the 1st of October.
Tho Sampson steam frigate, Captain T. Henderson, left Valparaiso on the 25th of October for Talcahuano, and on an experimental sailing cruize.
The Nereus store ship, Master Commander Bateman, was under orders, at the above date, to proceed from Valparaiso to Callao.