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|Launched||28 May 1827
|Builders measure||295 tons
|Ships book||ADM 135/145
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|(January 1840)||Out of commission at Woolwich|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|Sa 16 May 1840||The Messenger steamer went to Woolwich on Wednesday, with the Marines of the Rodney; and the Vesuvius steamer proceeded to Cork on Thursday, to bring over four companies and head-quarters of the 60th Regiment to this place .|
The Vesuvius steamer on Thursday proceeded to Cork, to convey to this garrison the depot of the 60th Regiment; and on the arrival of the service companies of that regiment from the Mediterranean, the 58th Regiment, now here, will march to Weedon. The depot of the 72d is to be quartered here.
The Echo steam-vessel is to be quartered here in lieu of the Messenger.
|Ma 8 June 1840||The 20th and 86th Regiments are ordered te be from England to Ireland; for which purpose the Vesuvius steamer, Lieutenant Blount, proceeded to Liverpool onThursday afternoon.|
The Echo steam tug, attached to this port, has her steering wheel placed before the mainmast, and immediately under the control of the officer carrying on the duty on the paddle boxes.