Wooden paddle steamer built W. Mulvey, Chester 1827.
300 grt, 218 nrt, 130x22x10.5 ft. Engines 130hp.
1835 lengthened to 145ft.
Owned St. George Steam Packet Company, registered Dublin.
Voyage Liverpool to Newry aground in entrance to Carlingford Lough 7-3-1839.
Crew, passengers and some cargo and machinery saved, vessel wrecked 14-3-1839.
Dublin Morning Register, Friday 22 March 1839
Loss of the Herald Steamer: The Herald steamer, belonging to the St. George Steam Packet Company, while voyage from Liverpool to Newry, struck Blockhouse rock [drying rock on the south side of the entrance to the Lough] near Carlingford, on Thursday, 7th inst.[7 March 1839], at half-past three A.M., in a snow shower. The Erin was immediately dispatched to her assistance, but without effect. After having floated, she again struck, and remained on the rock until the 12th inst., when the Liffey went to her aid, likewise without effect. When the Liffey left her on the 14th, she was fast going to pieces, and subsequently became a total wreck. Part of the machinery was saved, and the cargo landed with little damage. It is generally believed this vessel was not insured.
Blockhouse Rock is at 54°1.270N, 6°5.126W and lies quite close to the WNW of Haulbowline Lighthouse. The rock dries and had a defensive structure built on it, now ruined.
I have found no record of the Herald being refloated and repaired. The Dublin register gives only that in 1869 the register was closed since "existence of vessel cannot be traced".