HMS Daphne, 1838-1864
HMS Daphne was a sixth rate, 18-gun sailing ship of the Royal Navy, and during its time in the Pacific it was commanded by Captain John James Onslow from 1842-47, and then by Captain Edward Gennys Fanshawe from 1848-52.1 It was a corvette-class vessel, 37 m long by 11 m wide, built at Pembroke Dock.2
The Daphne is mentioned in multiple despatches, mostly in 1851 and 1852.
  • 1. Peter Davis, HMS Daphne (1838), The Victorian Royal Navy (website).
  • 2. J. J. Colledge, Ships of the Royal Navy (Devon: David & Charles: Newton Abbot, 1969), 1:152.
Mentions of this vessel in the documents