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Type: packet / sloop / brig ; Armament 10
Launched : 1829 ; Disposal date or year : 1844
Jul 1830 Chatham
Falmouth 3 Sep 1836 arrived from Rio de Janeiro (13 Jul) ; Bahia (27th) ; Pernambuco (4 Aug).
20 Mar 1840 the slave vessel Tres de Febreiro, formerly La Union, with over 400 slaves on board, taking the Delight to be an RN cruiser, was run ashore on the coast of Cuba by her crew and her cargo of slaves disembarked. The vessel was subsequently got off the shore and entered Havana with Portuguese colours, the matter was brought to the attention of the Captain-General of Cuba, but as usual all the appropriate authorities, having been suitably briefed, repeated the usual "excuses" that they had no knowledge of the event, this being the second occasion when this vessel was reported to the Cuban authorities, the previous one taking place in 1838, when the slave-dealer Don Joaquim Gomez, a personal friend of General Tacon, the then Captain-General, was instrumental in her cargo of 150 slaves being landed in the harbour at Havana, and was honoured with the Grand Cross of Carlos Tercero.
Type: Revenue cruiser ; Armament -
21 Dec 1839 J. B. Madden, from Delight, revenue cruiser, appointed Chief Officer of the Coast Guard and to stations in Ireland