|Launched||18 July 1833|
|Builders measure||431 tons|
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|13 July 1833|
- 13 June 1838
|Commanded by Commander James Hope, North America and West Indies|
|19 September 1838||Commanded by Commander George Byng, North America & West Indies|
|6 November 1840|
- 28 October 1842
|Commanded by Commander Thomas Harvey, North America and West Indies|
|(January 1843)||Out of commission at Portsmouth|
|28 April 1843|
- 20 November 1847
|Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Commander Archibald Reed, South America, then west coast of Africa|
|24 June 1848|
- 27 February 1849
|Commanded by Lieutenant Henry Bacon, tender to Caledonia|
|28 February 1849|
- 31 March 1852
|Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Commander Charles Henry Beddoes, Mediterranean|
|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.