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 this document, 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.
  • 1. Peter Davis, HMS Driver, William Loney RN—Ships.
Mentions of this vessel in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. HMS Driver, 1840-1861. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/driver.html.

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