HMS Daphne (1866)
HMS Daphne (1866)


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NameDaphne (1866)Explanation
TypeSloop   
Launched23 October 1866   
HullWooden Length187 feet
PropulsionScrew Men150
Builders measure1081 tons   
Displacement1640 tons   
Guns4   
Fate1882 Last in commission1879
ClassAmazon Class (as screw)Amazon
Ships bookADM 135/119   
Career
DateEvent
23 October 1866Launched at Pembroke Dockyard.
12 June 1867
- 1 June 1869
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Commander George Lydiard Sulivan, East Indies and China
1 June 1869
- 24 May 1870
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Commander George Amelius Douglas, East Indies and China
12 October 1871
- 26 February 1872
Commanded (from commissioning at Plymouth) by Commander Richard Adams, East Indies and China (until he died)
5 March 1872
- 24 November 1873
Commanded by Commander Richard Sacheverell Bateman, east coast of Africa (until invalided)
1 November 1873
- 13 March 1876
Commanded by Commander Charles Edward Foot, East Indies
20 January 1876
- 9 August 1877
Commanded by Commander George Bruce Evans, East Indies and China
January 1879
- June 1880
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Commander Dashwood Goldie Tandy, East Indies and China
7 November 1882Sold for breaking up
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Sa 4 November 1871The Daphne, 5, screw sloop. Commander R. Adams, sailed from Plymouth Sound yesterday for India, viâ the Suez Canal, and will call at Gibraltar and Malta.


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