|Launched||6 August 1838|
|Builders measure||726 tons|
|Snippets concerning this vessels career|
|15 November 1838|
- May 1842
|Commanded by Captain John Windham Dalling, Mediterranean (including operations on the coast of Syria in 1840)|
|23 July 1842|
- 26 January 1847
|Commanded (until paying off at Chatham) by Captain John James Onslow, Pacific. Upon returning Onslow was court-martialled for failing to "transmit to the commander-in-chief at Portsmouth a statement of all the circumstances of the said ship Daphne having touched the ground on the 31st day of December" (she being ten minutes on the Rocken End shoal, off St Catherine's while beating up the Channel to Spithead). The case was consider proved and Onslow, and the Master, Daniel M'Donnell Jago, were both reprimanded.|
|26 October 1848|
- 14 August 1852
|Commanded (from commissioning at Chatham) by Captain Edward Gennys Fanshawe, Pacific|
|Extracts from the Times newspaper|
|Ma 30 October 1848|
CHATHAM, Oct. 28.The Rosamond steam-sloop, 4 guns, Commander John Foote, arrived hero last evening, and will be paid off next week.
The Daphne, 18 guns, fitting for sea, was commissioned yesterday by Captain Edward G. Fanshawe, and this morning the captain left for Sheerness and had an interview with the Port Admiral. The Tartar hulk is taken up for the use of the officers and the crew until the Daphne is fit to receive them.
The Vernon, 50 guns, Captain John C. Fitzgerald, arrived at Sheerness yesterday afternoon from the East Indies, where she has been stationed as a flag-ship. She is expected here by thia day's tide to be paid off.