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Built by:Wigram's & Green at Blackwall.
Yard No.186
Launched:1st November 1823
Tonnage:234 3/94
Depth:12' 8"
Machinery:Engines by Maudsley. 140ihp
(Engines by Messrs. Boulton & Watt. New 1820 100hp. (P.R.O.))
Diameter of Cylinders 39 & 1/2". Length of Stroke 3' 6". Coal 30 tons. Dia of paddle wheels 14' 8".
Built of:Wood
Type:Paddle-wheel steamer.
Off. Number:
Built for:Post Office.
Other info:Draught of water with engines 6' 6".
Cost: £10,428
History:15th February 1824. Arrived at Dover. The two Milford packets, the ‘Harlequin’ and ‘Cinderella’, came into the Roads and went away over to Calais Roads, and from thence to Boulogne, to try which was the fastest sailing vessel. The vessels were very fine ones, and appeared to go very fast.
1824. Commandeered by Captain Moon at Holyhead.
1830. The boilers had holes in the steam case when it was removed.
1837 Taken over by the Government for the Royal Navy and renamed ‘Sprightly’ . 2 guns. (4pdrs) 100h.p. 29 men. Stationed at Portsmouth.
1837 Used as a tender.
20th December 1848. Tender to ‘Excellent’.
30th August 1851. Particular Service.
2nd February 1856. Arrived at Devonport, from Portsmouth and left the same evening for Cork.
1860. Tender to Victory at Portsmouth.
1863. Boilers made by Woolwich Steam Factory.
22nd August 1866. Attached to ‘Victory’ at Portsmouth.
10th December 1868. Attached to ‘Duke of Wellington’.
1870. Tender to ‘Duke of Wellington’.
May 1873. Tender to ‘Duke of Wellington’ Flag ship at Portsmouth.
1879. Tender to ‘Duke of Wellington’, Portsmouth Officers borne in ‘Duke of Wellington’.
21st Oct 1882. Collision with ‘Countess of Dublin’.
June 1883. Collision with the steamer ‘Oporto’.
July 1884. Collision with ‘Gondola’.
April 1886. Portsmouth.
June 1886. Defects to hull, cabin fittings, unshipping of windless, davits, etc, due to collision with S.S. ‘Lady Olive’.
February 1889. Sold to G. Cohen, Sons & Co.

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