H.M.S. Daphne (1866)

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H.M.S. Daphne (1866)
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[1]
Launched: 23 Oct, 1866[2]
Sold: 1882[3]
H.M.S. Daphne was one of six Amazon Class wooden screw sloops completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Newly completed, on 11 December 1866 Daphne was placed in the Keyham Steamyard.[4]

She tested her new engines off the Plymouth Breakwater on 17 April, 1867 under the supervision of Captain George Ommanney Willes, the sloop being navigated by a Mr. Edmund Swain.[5]

During a practice off the Isle of Wight for the upcoming Naval Review in mid-July 1867, Daphne assumed her place in the Starboard Division of the Ironclad Line and puzzled onlookers in response to a signaled manoevres finding her place in the line ahead of the Valiant only after "sundry and inexplicable manoeuvres".[6]

Daphne was commissioned at Devonport by Commander Richard Adams on 12 October, 1871.[7]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 55.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 55.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 55.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), 14 December, 1866; p. 7.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), 19 April, 1867; p. 5.
  6. "The Naval Review." The Times (London, England), 13 July, 1867; p. 7.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), 9 October, 1871; p. 5.
  8. "The Naval Review." The Times (London, England), 9 July, 1867; p. 5.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1869). p. 189.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1871). p. 147.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1873). p. 142.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1875). p. 138.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1876). p. 138.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1878). p. 204.


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