|Launched||1 May 1832|
|Builders measure||1832 tons|
|Note||1876 torpedo school.|
1886 = Actaeon
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|Commanded by Captain Francis Augustus Collier, particular service|
|(January 1840)||Out of commission at Sheerness|
|30 October 1840|
- 22 May 1844
|Commanded (until paying off at Sheerness) by Captain William Walpole, Mediterranean, then (April 1884) troop transport to Queenstown|
|20 March 1845|
- 7 November 1848
|Commanded (until paying off at Chatham) by Captain John Coghlan Fitzgerald, flagship of Rear-Admiral Samuel Hood Inglefield, South-east coast of America station, then (April 1847) East India and China station|
|May 1876||Commanded by Captain William Arthur, torpedo school, Portmouth|
|3 May 1879|
- 14 February 1883
|Commanded by Captain William Elrington Gordon, Portsmouth, Torpedo School Ship|
|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.
|Ma 30 October 1848|
CHATHAM, Oct. 28.The Rosamond steam-sloop, 4 guns, Commander John Foote, arrived hero last evening, and will be paid off next week.
The Daphne, 18 guns, fitting for sea, was commissioned yesterday by Captain Edward G. Fanshawe, and this morning the captain left for Sheerness and had an interview with the Port Admiral. The Tartar hulk is taken up for the use of the officers and the crew until the Daphne is fit to receive them.
The Vernon, 50 guns, Captain John C. Fitzgerald, arrived at Sheerness yesterday afternoon from the East Indies, where she has been stationed as a flag-ship. She is expected here by thia day's tide to be paid off.
|Sa 11 November 1848|
CHATHAM, Nov. 10.The Vernon, 50 guns, Captain John C. Fitzgerald, was faid off on the 7th inst., and will be taken into dock on Monday next, for the purpose of being opened, preparatory to a very minute survey being held on her by the shipwright officers and the Assistant-Surveyor, Mr. Watts.