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Type: 6th rate ; Armament 18
Launched : 6 Aug 1838 ; Disposal date or year : 1864
BM: 726 tons
Jul 1830 20 gun Sloop named Daphne is shown as building at Plymouth
2 Feb 1839 Malta The Ganges and Powerful, and the corvette Daphne, were shortly to arrive from England. 6 Apr 1839 left Lisbon on a cruise. 4 Jul 1839 in the Tagus : Donegal, Daphne, and Espoir, 13 Jul 1839 Lisbon, sailed for Malta. Sep 1939 Beshika Bay, gone to Syria. 14 Dec 1839 Malta The Castor, Dido, Daphne, and Hazard, have lately had an experimental cruise ; they returned to Vourla Bay on the 3d of December, but (up to the date of Phoenix leaving) it was not ascertained which was the best sailer ; report says the Hazard. The Castor had proceeded to relieve the Carysfort at Constantinople. 16 Dec 1839 Vourla, The Daphne and Zebra sailed for Athens and Malta. 8 Mar 1840 is reported to be at Vourla. 25 May 1840 at Malta. 16 Aug 1840 Lieutenant Bulkeley George Le Mesurier (pro tem.), appointed from Princess Charlotte to the Daphne ; 7 Aug 1840 arrived Smyrna and left on the following day for Mytelene, and then sailed for Alexandria where she arrived on the 25th. 10 Sep 1840 covered the landing of troops at D'jounie Bay - see p. 314 at at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow 15 Oct 1540 a part of the squadron blockading Alexandria. 8 Nov 1840 St Jean d’Acre, Benbow, Magicienne, and Daphne at Scanderoon and the neighbourhood. See www.gazettes-online.co.uk of 15 Dec 1840.
Aug - Nov 1840 Capture of Acre and operations on the coast of Syria. Turkish Medals awarded to the Officers and Men employed during the Campaign.
14 Dec 1840 expected shortly ar Marmorice Bay. 22 Mar 1841, The Daphne returned to Smyrna from Samos. 5 May 1841 sailed from Smyrna for Malta, having been relieved by the Dido. 12 Jun 1841, Purser Mr. Thomas Woodward, from the Wasp, appointed to the Daphne. 8 Jun 1841, Malta, A court-martial was held on board the Rodney, in Malta harbour, to try Mr. W. Stuart, gunner of the Daphne, on a charge of having absented himself from the ship without leave. The charge not having been proved, the Court acquitted the prisoner. 20 Nov 1841, Lieutenant L. P. Burrell, from the Tyne, appointed to the Daphne. 26 Jul 1845 arrived at Port Apia and having landed Mr Pritchard, as British Consul of the Navigator Islands, proceeded to Auckland, NZ, the following day.
3 Sep 1845 HMS Hazard sailed for the Bay of Islands on the 22nd ultimo, and the Daphne was to sail on the 25th with troops, Honi Heki having sent word through Mr Clarke, (Chief Protector), that in the event of the military not being sent to the Bay of Islands he would march his forces on to Auckland. A report was also current that the natives had shot 3 of the sentinels at Waimate.
Sep 1845 Lying at the Kiddi Kiddi River, in the Bay
Jun 1845 The Daphne had gone to the Navigator's Island, with the consul, Mr. Pritchard, and from there was to proceed to New Zealand, in consequence of the alarming state of the colony.
13 Sep 1845 HMS Daphne, from the Navigator's Islands, was entering Auckland as the John Bull left
2 Oct 1845 Daphne left Auckland for the Pacific.. No collision had taken place with the New Zealanders, as the British had been waiting for reinforcements.
1846 Pacific and Otaheite
Circa Dec 1846 By late intelligence from France. it appears that Governor Bruat is recalled, and Commodore Lavaud, (late Governor at Akeros, the French settlement on the middle island of New Zealand), is to. succeed him; his arrival is expected in three or four months. Mr. Pritchard is still at the island of Upolu, but from all we can learn Captain Onslow of the Daphne is highly to be censured for the way in which he installed him H.B.M.'s Consul for the Navigator Islands; such an utter want of all ceremony or even common respect as evinced on the part of Captain Onslow, has authorized the natives and others to treat Mr. Pritchard with slight and indignity.
Jan 1848 Chatham, in Ordinary (reserve)
20 Dec 1848 Serving in the Pacific.
17 Nov 1849 Circa September, the vessel was reported to be at Upolu, with the missionary barque John Williams.
Early Feb 1850 Expected at Callao from Valparaiso.
25 Dec 1850 At Lima.
Jun 1851 Expected Saucalito shortly.
30 Aug 1851 Pacific