|Builders measure||343 tons|
|Note||Transferred from Post Office, ex-Dolphin|
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|(January 1840)||In commission at Liverpool|
|16 March 1841|
- 15 March 1842
|Commanded by Commander John Washington, Woolwich for surveying the east coast of England|
|16 March 1842|
- 28 January 1843
|Commanded (until paying off at Woolwich) by Captain John Washington, Woolwich for surveying the east coast of England|
|30 January 1843|
|Commanded by Commander Charles Gepp Robinson, surveying the coast of Scotland|
|2 March 1848||Commanded by Lieutenant commander Edmond Edward Turnour, particular service|
|9 August 1851||Commanded by Lieutenant commander William Horton, Mediterranean|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|Ma 16 August 1847|
PLYMOUTH, Friday, 3 p.m.The City of Limerick Dublin steamer, Captain Moppett, which left Southampton yesterday and arrived here to-day, reported that on going through the Needles at 5 o'clock in the afternoon she met a large fleet of yachts, apparently returning from escorting Her Majesty from the Isle of Wight into the Channel.
This morning, between 4 and 5 o'clock, the Limerick descried the Royal steam squadron to the eastward of Start Point. They appeared to have just come out of Dartmouth Harbour. A large ship with two funnels led the van. She was followed by the Royal yacht Victoria and Albert; behind the Royal yacht on the starboard quarter came the Garland, and on the larboard quarter the Black Eagle, The Undine was in the rear of the Garland, and the Fairy followed the Black Eagle. The City of Limerick, with the Company's flag at the main, Ensign aft, and Union Jack at her bow, duly honoured the Royal squadron as she passed under the stern of the Garland and Black Eagle, off Prawl Point, a little after 5 o'clock. There was very little wind. The squadron was at full speed — say, 11 to 12 knots, and steaming a course W. by N., which would bring them abreast of the Lizard. About 6 the Garland put on extra steam, detached herself from the squadron, and steered a more northerly course.
Towards 7 o'clock the squadron was descried from the Breakwater Lighthouse several miles outside the Eddystone, steering for the Lizard. The Royal yacht was a-head, closely followed by the Fairy and Black Eagle. They had outrun the Shearwater and Undine, which were four or five miles astern.
The probability is that Her Majesty will pass Falmouth and proceed direct for Milford Haven, and thus keep her engagements in the St. George's Channel.