|Launched||18 April 1840|
|Builders measure||283 tons|
|Ships book||ADM 135/287|
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|12 October 1840||Commanded by Lieutenant John Lunn, Mediterranean|
|24 December 1844|
- 2 August 1846
|Commanded by Lieutenant Henry Eden, Mediterranean|
|1 July 1846||Commanded by Lieutenant Edward Roche Power, Mediterranean|
|19 November 1850||Commanded by Lieutenant Roger Lucius Curtis, Devonport|
|12 November 1851||Commanded by Lieutenant George Fiott Day, south-east coast of America, then Woolwich|
|12 March 1855||Commanded by Lieutenant John Bythesea, Flying Squadron, the Baltic|
|20 May 1856|
- 3 June 1860
|Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Lieutenant commander John Bousquet Field, Sheerness|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|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.