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Type: Steam tug ; late Gunvessel ; Armament 2
Launched : 28 Mar 1827 ; Disposal date or year : 1873
BM: 295 tons
Machinery notes: 100
Portsmouth 16 Mar 1829 Arrived.
21 Oct 1829 it is reported that some newly invented paddles fitted for trials have not worked properly and they have now been replaced by another set of paddles, also for trial purposes.
Jul 1830 Woolwich
9 Sep 1830 carried out trials on the Morgan paddle wheels, (late Galloway wheels until Galloway sold the patent to Morgan), with Commodore Warren and Mr. Lang of Woolwich dockyard present, and it is understood that the trials were sufficiently successful for the wheels to be used on other RN steamers.
Falmouth 3 Feb 1831 Arrived from Corfu (5th ult.), Malta (9th), Gibraltar (19th), and Cadiz (26th).
Falmouth 25 Jul 1831 Arrived from Corfu (4th), Malta (8th), Gib. (15th), and Cadiz (17th).
Falmouth 4 Oct 1832 Has arrived from Oporto (30 Sep).
Downs 9 Feb 1833 Arrived from the westward.
Falmouth 11 Mar 1833 Arrived from Woolwich.
Falmouth 16 Mar 1833 Sailed for Oporto and Lisbon.
Falmouth 11 May 1833 Sailed for Oporto and Lisbon.
Falmouth 28 May 1833 Towed the Columbia into port.
Plymouth 2 Aug 1833 Arrived from Lisbon (25 Jul) and off Oporto (27).
Devonport 5 Sep 1833 In Hamoaze.
Plymouth 14 Sep 1833 In Hamoaze.
1 Jan 1834 Employed on various home port services.
Falmouth 28 Jan 1834 Sailed for Portugal.
Plymouth 6 Mar 1834 Arrived from the Mediterranean, Lisbon and Falmouth and sailed to Woolwich, for repairs.
26 Jan 1835 is reported to have arrived Gibraltar from Falmouth.
Malta 3 Feb 1835 arrived from Falmouth (21 Jan) and Gibraltar (30), and is to be employed conveying mails between Alexandria and Malta under the new scheme being brought in by the Post Office, whereby mails for India will not only be carried round the Cape, but will be taken via Alexandria across the Isthmus and thence by sea to India.
1 Jul 1835 at Malta.
Alexandria 26 Oct 1835 arrived from Malta.
Malta 21 Oct 1835 sailed for Alexandria with the mail. On arrival she is understood to have got on shore and her return to Malta was delayed whilst she was repaired.
5 Dec 1835 arrived back at Malta.
Portsmouth 7 Jan 1837 arrived here en route for Falmouth, Malta and Corfu..
Malta 26 May 1837 in Valetta harbour.
Malta 20 Aug 1837 arrived from Barcelona.
16 Mar 1839 at Malta. Malta, 15 May 1839 In Port. 27 Jul 1839 at the anchorage of Bashika, near the Dardanelles. 13 Oct 1839 Malta has arrived from Beshika Bay, with despatches from Constantinople. 26 Oct 1839 Mate Thomas Woodgate, late of Confiance, promoted to the rank of lieutenant. 14 Mar 1840 Midshipmen Mr. Wilbraham, appointed from Vanguard to Confiance 4 Mar 1840 is expected to sail shortly from Malta with mail from London for the Ionian Islands and Greece. 31 Mar 1840, arrived at Malta from the Ionian islands. 21 June 1840 Malta, sailed with dispatches for the admiral at Naples. 11 Jul 1840 Mr. Conquer, clerk-in-charge of the Confiance, has exchanged ships with Mr. Cole clerk-in-charge of the Alecto. 25 Jul 1840 Clerk --- Cole, (in-charge) appointed to the Confiance. 16 Aug 1840 Malta, Implacable, Benbow, Hazard, Zebra, Confiance and Hydra had sailed for the Levant 13 Aug 1840 Smyrna, arrived from Malta and sailed to join the Admiral, and returned to Smyrna during the night with despatches and sailed for Malta on the 17th. 10 Oct 1840 arrived at Beyrout, where sickness has spread amongst the squadron. 20 Jan 1841 Portsmouth, The Locust steamer, Lieutenant Lunn, is to relieve the Confiance steamer. The former arrived at Malta on Christmas-day. 12 Feb 1841, at Malta. 29 Mar 1841, Malta, sailed for Palermo. 15 May 1841, Portsmouth, is on her way home from the Mediterranean to be paid off. 7 Jun 1841, arrived at Lisbon, on her way to Woolwich, to be paid off. 3 Jul 1841, Woolwich, just returned from the Mediterranean, was paid off and, after undergoing repairs, will be recommissioned. The crew have been sent on leave. 29 Oct 1841, Woolwich, in the basin. 20 Dec 1848 In commission at Devonport. Master William Martin.
30 Aug 1851 Particular Service
24 Feb 1856 Devonport. Towed hospital ship Belleisle out to the Sound
1860 Devonport, Tug, under Act/Master
1861-62 classified in the Naval Budget as a Yard Craft [Tug] at Devonport.