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Type: Brig-sloop ; Armament 16
Launched : 11 Jul 1843 ; Disposal date or year : 1921
BM: 549 tons
29 Jul 1844 Helena and Bittern detained the slave vessel Uniao, which was sent for adjudication to Mixed the British and Portuguese Court at the Cape of Good Hope, and on 18 Nov 1844 was sentenced to be restored to her Master.
8 Apr 1845 detained the slave dhow Messuri Kliej / Kley, which was sent for adjudication to the Vice-Admiralty Court at the Cape of Good Hope, and on 25 Jun 1845 the vessel was sentenced to be condemned and 88 slaves to be emancipated.
1846 Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa
10 July 1848 Commander G. W. Smith ; Experimental Squadron, Portsmouth - see St Vincent for details.
15 July 1848 Squadron sailed from Portsmouth ; Commander Smith - see St Vincent for article from the Morning Chronicle dated 17 Jul 1848
20 Dec 1848 North America & West Indies Station
2 Dec 1850 At Tortola.
3 Jun 1851 At Antigua.
30 Aug 1851 North America & West Indies
1861 Coal hulk
1863 Police hulk.
1868 Floating Chapel, Ipswich
1870 Floating Chapel, Ipswich
1879 Floating Chapel, Ipswich
1883 Police hulk.
1890 Police Vessel at Chatham
Aug 1914 Chatham. Harbour Police Ship at Chatham