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Type: Revenue Vessel ;
Portsmouth 11 Jul 1835 following the recent launch of the 330 ton steam vessel Vulcan at Cowes she is to be brought here to be prepared for the revenue service. It is reported that she is fitted with 2 Maudsley engines of 60 h.p. and achieved 12½ knots during her recent trials.
Plymouth 10 Sep 1835 arrived here Monday.
Portsmouth 15 Jul 1839 went out to the Nab Light to pick up the passengers and crew who had abandoned the Waterloo steam vessel, which sank having caught fire.
16 Oct 1840 Portsmouth, arrived from Weymouth with men for the fleet. 8 Feb 1841 Thursday even evening five men, whose names were Winzar, Vye, Charles, Harwell, and Woodrow, left Weymouth about 6 o'clock for Lulworth, in an open boat, in which they had come from the latter place in the morning with fish. It is said they were observed in their passage by the Vulcan, revenue steamer ; however, it appears they never reached Lulworth. The boat was found on the next day, Friday, near Durdle Door, about half a mile from Lulwortb, With her bottom bilged, and the oars in it, from which it is conjectured, a very dense fog prevailing on Thursday, that the boat must have struck on a rock, and the men, not being aware of its actual situation, but supposing it nearer the beach, jumped from it, and thus met a watery grave. The first-named four were married men, and, with the exception of Harwell, have left families to lament their untimely bereavement of husbands and fathers. Neither of the bodies have yet been found. Sherborne Journal. 1 Aug 1842 based at British Channel, Lt. Wm. Crispin, apptd. 25 Mar 1837.
Portsmouth, 19 Jan 1847, assisted with the refloating of the Sphynx, ashore on the Isle of Wight.
24 Jan 1848 Lieutenant J. Pritchard appointed to the Vulcan, in command.