HMS Driver, 1840-1861
HMS Driver was a first class paddle sloop of the Royal Navy commanded by Commander Charles Richardson Johnson in the Pacific Station.1
According to Parker, John to Merivale, Herman 4 March 1850, CO 305:2, no. 1843, 177, the Governor of Vancouver Island, Richard Blanshard, was first brought to Victoria from Callao, Chile on board HMS Driver in March, 1850.
Driver is mentioned in several despatches.
Mentions of this vessel in the documents