HMS Danae (1867)
HMS Danae c.1880.
|Launched:||21 May 1867|
|Decommissioned:||Lent to the War Dept as a hulk, 1886|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap, 15 May 1906|
|General characteristics (as built)|
|Class and type:||Eclipse-class wooden screw sloop (later corvette)|
|Displacement:||1,760 long tons (1,790 t)|
|Tons burthen:||1,268 bm|
|Length:||212 ft (64.6 m) (p/p)|
|Beam:||36 ft (11.0 m)|
|Draught:||16 ft 6 in (5.0 m)|
|Depth:||21 ft 6 in (6.6 m)|
|Installed power:||2,089 ihp (1,558 kW)|
|Sail plan:||Barque rig|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
During 1867, she commissioned on the Cape and West Africa Station and served until being transferred to the North America and West Indies Station in 1869. Danae was refitted and rearmed in 1874 in England. After refit she commissioned for the East Indies Station, then later the Cape Station and finally she commenced service on the Australia Station in September 1878. She left the Australia Station in August 1880 and returned to England.
After returning home in 1881, she was declared unfit due to rotten upper planking and was paid off. She was converted into a mine hulk in 1886, before being lent to the War Department in 1891. Danae was stationed on the River Mersey until 1905.
She was sold on 15 May 1906 for breaking up.
- The class were re-rated as corvettes in 1876
- Bastock, p. 74
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