John Lamont, Glasgow
5/12/1845 David Bryce, master mariner, Port of Spain - reg Port of Spain, Trinidad
1851 James Todd, James Seton Sr & Jr and Richard Dubery, San Fernando and Richard Doherty, North Nassarima
She was possibly intended as BLUE BELLE but only registered name is LADY MCLEOD.
Registration records show her as broken up. However, it is also reported that in 1854 she foundered off Vistabella Point near San Fernando. The inscribed ship's bell survived and hangs in San Fernando Town Hall
Sir Henry McLeod was the Governor of Trinidad and the vessel was named in tribute to Sir Henry's wife, despite the fact that she had no entitlement as "Lady".
The need for a reliable postal service between San Fernando and the capital, Port of Spain prompted David Bryce to carry mail on the LADY McLEOD and, in April 1847, to produce postage stamps - the first in a British colony - with a stylised image of the ship. VANGUARD
Dublin & Glasgow Sailing & Steam Packet Co.
1863 Aberdeen, Leith & Clyde Shipping Co.
First new build for the owner and also their first iron.
Thomas Assheton-Smith Carnarvon
CITY OF LONDON
Aberdeen Steam Navigation Co., Aberdeen
06/1871 George Russell & Co., London
1854-55 requisitioned for Crimean War service.
Thomas Assheton-Smith, Carnarvon.
2/7/1847 Admiralty, London
Sponsored by Isabella Napier
24/7/1847 in use by the Admiralty as a yacht-tender-dispatch vessel and commissioned as HMS FIRE QUEEN
12/1849 commissioned as a steam packet for Holyhead/Liverpool-Dublin/Kingstown service
by1852 returned to dispatch vessel service at Portsmouth
1874 Port Admiral's Yacht at Portsmouth.
Sold to Castle for breaking up at Charlton, River Thames 4/8/1883.
G. & J. Burns, Glasgow.
Launched for Thomson & McConnell as agents.
07/06/1851 David Hutcheson & Co, Glasgow.
1862 William J. Grazebrook, Liverpool - registered Liverpool.
Acquired by Grazebrook for blockade running.
03/1863 one blockade run.
25/03/1863 captured by the WACHUSET.
Sold by prize court at New York to private interests and returned to blockade running under the unregistered name of ANNIE.
27/02/1865 captured off Key West.
1866 trace lost.
In 1870, DOLPHIN is shown as owned by Grazebrook (130 reg tons - 100hp) and is still listed in Lloyd's 1875 Register but was not in the Mercantile Navy List in that year. With the absence of reports, the UK compilers were naturally reluctant to delete the vessel prematurely. FAME
Iron Paddle Gun vessel, Jackal Class
Sold for breaking up in November 1887
see: http://forums.clydemaritime.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=14752 LIZARD
Iron Paddle Gunvessel, Jackall Class
Broken up at Chatham April 1969
see http://forums.clydemaritime.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=16090&p=31760 BLOODHOUND