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Type: 2nd class sloop ; Armament 4, 2 of which, 32 pdrs., at least initially, were on swivels, 1 forward and 1 aft.
Launched : 5 Apr 1832 ; Disposal date or year : 1871
BM: 704 tons
Machinery notes: 200 h.p.
1830 Steam vessel with this name building at Woolwich - converted to paddle on stocks.
Plymouth 30 Aug 1832 Arrived from Torbay.
End of 1832, a part of a squadron of vessels involved in the blockade of the ports of Holland, which was defying the great Powers with regard to the Belgian question. See p. 270-1 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow.
Deal 29 Oct 1832 Arrived from Portsmouth.
Deal 6 Nov 1832 In the Downs.
Deal 12 Nov 1832 In the Downs.
Deal 16 Nov 1832 Anchored, and then weighed and sailed to the eastward.
Downs 3 Jan 1833 Sailed for Cherbourg.
Deal 7 Jan 1833 Sailed.
Downs 24 Jan 1833 Cruising in the North Sea.
Woolwich 30 Jan 1833 Arrived from the Downs for repairs.
Downs 2 Mar 1833 Passed through for Plymouth.
Downs 19 Mar 1833 Passed through from Plymouth for the River.
Portsmouth 8 May 1833 Arrived from the Downs.
Portsmouth 9 May 1833 towed the Larne out to Spithead.
Portsmouth 12 May 1833 Sailed for Lisbon.
Portsmouth 12 Jun 1833 Arrived from Lisbon and Plymouth.
Portsmouth 13 Jun 1833 Sailed for Chatham.
Portsmouth 22 Jun 1833 Arrived from Chatham.
Plymouth 25 Jun 1833 Arrived from the eastward with seamen, and sailed for Milford.
Plymouth 20 Jul 1833 Arrived from Milford.
Plymouth 1 Aug 1833 In Hamoaze.
Cork 12 Aug 1833 Arrived with the Romney in tow and subsequently sailed.
Portsmouth 4 Sep 1833 Arrived from Cork.
Portsmouth 12 Sep 1833 Sailed for Plymouth.
Plymouth 14 Sep 1833 Arrived from Portsmouth.
Falmouth 17 Sep 1833 Arrived from Plymouth, and sailed the 18th on her return.
Portsmouth 3 Oct 1833 Brought in the Lustre, water-logged, on shore near Littlehampton.
Portsmouth 7 Oct 1833 Sailed for the Eastward
Devonport 10 Dec 1833 Had arrived with troops, which were put on board the Athol, for Cork.
Plymouth 2 Jan 1834 In Hamoaze.
1 Jan 1834 Employed on various home port services.
Plymouth 29 May 1834 Paid off.
Plymouth 5 Jun 1834 Commissioned.
Madeira 25 Sep 1834 Sailed for the West Indies.
19 Dec 1834 reported to be at Barbados.
Portsmouth 28 Feb 1835 is reported to have sailed from Barbadoes to St Vincent on 8th ult.
Jamaica 28 Apr 1835 reported to be at Port Royal, and that some of her crew are suffering from fever.
19 Jul 1835 reported to be Port Royal and that the crew are "somewhat sickly".
Aug 1835 still at Port Royal when a serious leak was discovered in an inlet valve, which was repaired without going into dock by heeling the vessel and sealing off the area in question before taking the cock off and grinding and refitting the valve, which took some 48 hours.
22 Oct 1835 arrived at Jamaica from St Thomas's.
Jamaica 27 Nov 1835 is reported to at Kingston.
17 May 1836 has been furnished with instructions under the Treaty with Spain for the suppression of the Slave Trade by the Flag Officer, North America and West Indies Station.
Portsmouth 7 Jun 1836 is reported to be carrying mails between the various islands in the West Indies (2 May).
Jamaica 21 May 1836 arrived from St Thomas's.
9 May 1836 is reported to have sailed from Jamaica for St Thomas's.
Portsmouth 25 Mar 1837 arrived yesterday from Plymouth and sails today for Woolwich.
24 Apr 1838, Portsmouth, departed for Quebec with the Hastings and Charybdis, and her departure was delay as she touched the ground on the edge of the Spitbank whilst preparing to take the Hastings in tow. Once at sea the Dee was unable to keep up with the Hastings and was ordered to make her own way to Cape Breton.
16 Jan 1839 at Jamaica. 8 Apr 1839 Jamaica, sailed for St. Thomas's 6 May 1839 Jamaica, sailed for St. Thomas's. 9 Oct 1839 Commander J. Sherer, at Port Royal, writing to Commodore Douglas regarding the need for a lighthouse at Morant Point.
12 June 1840 Woolwich Mr. R. lago, from the Magnificent, has bean appointed first engineer of the Dee, stationed at Jamaica, vice Richards, to the Magnificent. 26 Oct 1840 Halifax sections of the 64th regiment were expected shortly from Jamaica, in the Columbia and Dee steamers and Raven sloop, to garrison Halifax. 8 November 1840 left Halifax for Port Royal. 28 Dec 1840, arrived at Port Royal from Halifax. 3 Apr 1841, Lieutenant John Lodwick, appointed to Winchester (late Dee), vice Glynn, invalided ; Lieutenant Henry Wright, appointed to Dee (late Skipjack), vice Lodwig, appointed to Winchester; 23 Mar 1841, was reported to have left the West Indies for England, but due to defects in her engines and the bad weather she was experiencing was obliged to run for Bermuda. 22 May 1841, arrived at Woolwich on Saturday last from the West Indies, and will be paid off to-morrow. 9 Jul 1841, was towed to Sheerness to be fitted out to carry troops. 10 Sep 1841, Woolwich, The Dee, fitting for steam troop ship, is to be supplied with boats above the paddle wheels, on Captain George Smith's plan. This excellent position for placing boats so as not to encumber the vessels, has already bean introduced in several employed in Her Majesty's service. 10 Nov 1841, Woolwich, new boilers have been made. 20 Dec 1848 Cape of Good Hope
20 Apr 1850 at Ibo, with the Pantaloon, and was joined by the Flag Officer, from ashore, having left the Castor at Quillimane. Sailed to Tonghy Bay, Cape Delgado, a coastal promontory on the northernmost point of Mozambique and Tanzania, and today is on the border of the 2 countries, was then a cross roads for the slave trade in this region, particularly for Arab Dhows taking slaves to the northwards. Whilst in the region of Cape Delgado discovered slave barracoons in the territories of the Imaum of Muscat and sailed to Zanzibar to obtain permission to deal with this problem, which was granted...hopefully more on this later ?
Jul 1850 Visited Johanna, before sailing for the River Angozha and Quillimane coast, where the Dee and the Flag Officer were joined by the Dart.
By 1 Jan 1851 had been sent from the Mozambique Channel to Simon's Town.
30 Aug 1851 Cape of Good Hope
1860 Troopship, Particular Service
12 June 1863 Woolwich. Commissioned for Service on the Home Station as a Storeship.
1864 Home Station. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.
1870 Storeship, Woolwich
12 Feb 1871 arrived at Portsmouth with stores, en route for the west.