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Comet*, 3


(1822-1889)

Built: Deptford
Retired: Portsmouth
Reason Retired: broken up

Notes:

80 HP (Paddle)

First steam vessel built by the Royal Navy.

Lieutenant (in command) George Thomas Gordon
Arrived at Plymouth (4 Dec 1837).
Sailed from Plymouth for Falmouth towing old spars for a breakwater (9 Dec 1837).
Arrived at Plymouth (10 Dec 1837).

Lieutenant (in command) Frederick Chevallier Syer (14 Sept 1840 )

Commander George Alexander Frazer (15 Jul 1842 )

Lieutenant (in command) William Pretyman (12 Jul 184427 Jun 1846)
Arrived at Plymouth (30 Nov 1844).
Arrived at Portsmouth (2 Dec 1844).

Lieutenant (in command) Charles Richardson Johnson (29 Jun 1846 )

Lieutenant (in command) Charles Gray Rigge (25 Oct 1847 )

Commander Henry Charles Otter (7 May 1850 )

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