Wooden paddle steamer Lady Charlotte, built Patterson & Mercer, Bristol, 1834, 129 grt, 57 nrt, 102 x 16.2 x 7ft, 60 hp engines by Winwood & Co. Owned at Cardiff, then in 1853 owned W. Curven, Dublin, registered at Dublin.
She was chartered to provide a service at Whitehaven while steam tug Prince Albert (ON 9377) was under repair. Voyage Whitehaven to Dublin, Friday 28th April 1854. Owned James Smith. Took on water, abandoned on 29th April 1854, near Bahama Bank, crew (5 in total) saved in own boat which landed near Bootle.

[from Shipping and Mercantile Gazette - Friday 22 April 1853]:
The very useful Steamer LADY CHARLOTTE, built by Mr. Patterson, of Bristol, and fitted with a pair of steam engines, by Urnwood[sic] and Co., of the collective power of 60 horses; has flue boilers of the best construction, consuming aboit six cwt. of coal per hour; has good accommodation for passengers; is fitted for tbe conveyance of live stock, and will carry, in addition to her fuel, about 40 tons dead weight. The Lady Charlotte has the usual certificate of good condition from the Board of Trade, and any person requiring such a vessel will find her efficient and economical: Length, 103 feet; breadth, 16 feet; depth, 10 feet; registers 75 tons.

[from Cumberland Pacquet, and Ware's Whitehaven Advertiser - Tuesday 06 December 1853]:
The Secretary read an agreement for the hire of the steam-tug Lady Charlotte, of Dublin, for the use of this port, at £12 per week, for period four to eight weeks, or for such period in addition as her services may required, the additional period not to exceed six weeks. The Secretary stated that the Lady Charlotte had arrived in this port that (yesterday) morning.

[from Carlisle Journal, Friday 07 April 1854]:
ROBERT GRAHAM, (aged 16,) pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a quantity of copper from the steam-tug Princess Charlotte[sic], of Whitehaven. Sentence: To be imprisoned with hard labour for four calendar months.

[from Carlisle Journal - Friday 05 May 1854]:
Loss of the Steam Tug Princess Charlotte [sic, Lady Charlotte is name used in Dublin newspapers]. The steam-tug Princess Charlotte, employed at Whitehaven harbour during repairs of the Prince Albert, was totally lost on her passage to Dublin, to which port she belonged. It appears that she left Whitehaven about twelve o'clock on Friday night last, in charge of a pilot, and having board Mr. James Smith, the owner, and four men. In the early part of the evening it had blown a smart breeze, and in consequence there was a heavy sea running when the tug set out on her passage, which continued throughout the night. At about five o'clock in the morning she was struck by two heavy seas, when she immediately opened, and began to sink rapidly. The men on board, however, did not abandon her until the water had reached so high as to extinguish the fires. Before they left her, they saw a schooner and hoisted a signal of distress, but they imagine it was not seen, as the vessel, whatever she was, proceeded on her course towards Whitehaven. At this time the tug was about eight miles to the southward of the Bahama light ship, off the Isle of Man. Finding it impossible to save her, the men launched the boat, which was capsized in the operation. They succeeded, however, after much difficulty and great exertion, in righting her, and then got into it without oars, sail, a morsel of provisions, or any clothing except that on their backs. They laboured as best as they could to scull her along, and at last, at six o'clock at night, after an alarming buffeting of thirteen hours, they reached the shore nearly opposite to Bootle, whence they came by railway to Whitehaven, arriving there on Saturday night. The owner and his men lost everything they had on board the tug, but congratulate themselves upon an almost miraculous escape.