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Type: 1st class sloop ; Armament 6
Completed : 2 Oct 1845 ; Disposal date or year : 23 Oct 1865
Disposal Details : Destroyed by burning to prevent capture at C. Haytien (off Haiti) ; Capt. Chas. Wake.
BM: 1124 tons
Machinery notes: 500
Mar 1841 it is reported in the Naval and Military Gazette that the Bulldog, second class steam-vessel has been ordered to be built at Chatham. 13 Apr 1841, Chatham, preparations are being made for laying down the Bulldog. 5 Nov 1846 arrived at San Nicholas, Cape de Verd Islands, with H. M. Arbitrator to the Mixed Commission Court, for dealing with slave vessels detained for adjudication. The Mixed Commission Court normally worked from Boa Vista, but Yellow Fever continues to rage through the island, and the Commissioner, the late Mr. Macaulay, had died from the disease on about 24 Sep 1845, and thus the court will probably work from San Nicholas until the situation returns to normal.
Summer, 1848, Palermo
20 Dec 1848 Mediterranean
30 Aug 1851 Particular Service
5 May 1854 detained the Russian brig Emelie.
21 Jun 1854 Imperieuse, Lightning, Magicienne, and Bulldog, reconnoitred the Russian fleet and batteries at Cronstadt, with the Arrogant and Desperate in reserve - see p. 420 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
8 Aug 1854 the Amphion and Phlegethon destroyed a 7-gun battery near the southern landing-place observed by Napier, with his flag temporarily in the Bulldog, watching the operations - see p. 422-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
16 Aug 1854 bombardment and capture of Bomarsund - see p. 424-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
4 Feb 1856 Devonport. In Keyham Basin
23 Apr 1856 present at Fleet Review, Spithead ; Commander Gordon
25 Apr 1861 Bulldog and Lightning render salvage services to the Magdalen.
14 Mar 1864 Portsmouth. Commissioned for Irregular or particular service and North America and West Indies Station.
14 Mar to 30 Sep 1864 Irregular or particular service. Medical report : number of Cases of Disease and Injury.
1 Oct to 31 Dec 1864 North America and West Indies Station. Reports of small-pox onboard. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.