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Type: Revenue cruiser ;
Jul 1830 Revenue Vessel - England
Feb 1833 the R. H. S. silver medal was awarded to Francis Higginson, chief-mate of the Lion revenue-cutter, who saved the life of William Thorning, a boy, in Salcomb harbour, on the evening of the 20th of December last. The boy fell overboard from the larboard quarter during a heavy gale and a rough sea; a cry was raised, and Mr. Higginson ran up from his cabin, and jumped overboard ; the boy had drifted to a considerable distance astern before he was rescued. Mr. Higginson was labouring under the effects of a severe contusion of the knee at the time.
1 Aug 1842 based at Dartmouth, John Morgan, apptd. 8 Jan 1842.
20 Dec 1848 Revenue Vessel.
1 May 1854 is reported to have been busy off Dover, arresting Russian vessels in the Straits.