"That the government is active in performing what it proposes is evident. A fleet is already engaged in conveying provisions to Ireland. The Avenger, steam-frigate; the Geyser, steam-sloop; the Rattler, steam-sloop; the Emerald and Mercury, tenders; and the Lively and Devon, lighters, have arrived at Cork, with provisions from the English ports, and have been ordered to their respective destinations on the Irish coast."

Relief Ships. (1847, January 30). Pictorial Times.