|Launched||27 February 1804|
|Builders measure||1706 tons|
|Ships book||ADM 135/0|
|Note||1830.04 50 gun 4th rate.1860 t.s.|
1926 accidentally burnt
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|(January 1840)||Out of commission at Chatham|
|4 November 1844|
- 11 March 1848
|Commanded by Captain George Bohun Martin, flagship of Rear-Admiral Samuel Hood Inglefield, south-east coast of America|
|12 December 1856|
- 1 February 1858
|Commanded by Captain Henry Alexander Story, Coast Guard, Falmouth (replaced by Russell)|
|1 February 1858|
- 11 June 1860
|Commanded by Captain Edward Tatham, Coast Guard, Pembroke|
|26 August 1860|
- 5 March 1862
|Commanded by Commander Frederick Thomas Chetham Strode, training ship, Portsmouth|
|1 July 1862||Commanded by Commander John William Whyte, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, Portsmouth|
|16 February 1864||Commanded by Commander William Edward Fisher, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, Portsmouth|
|27 June 1873|
- 5 June 1874
|Commanded by Commander Francis Durrant, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, Liverpool|
|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.