|Builders measure||733 tons|
Purchased, ex-Duke of York
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|1830||Commanded by Lieutenant commander William Frederick Lapidge|
|2 June 1830|
- 4 July 1832
|Commanded by Lieutenant commander Benjamin Aplin|
|(January 1840)||In commission at Woolwich|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|Sa 16 May 1840||The Messenger steamer went to Woolwich on Wednesday, with the Marines of the Rodney; and the Vesuvius steamer proceeded to Cork on Thursday, to bring over four companies and head-quarters of the 60th Regiment to this place [Portsmouth].|
The Vesuvius steamer on Thursday proceeded to Cork, to convey to this garrison the depot of the 60th Regiment; and on the arrival of the service companies of that regiment from the Mediterranean, the 58th Regiment, now here, will march to Weedon. The depot of the 72d is to be quartered here.
The Echo steam-vessel is to be quartered here in lieu of the Messenger.