HMS Daring (1874)
HMS Daring's sister ship, HMS Egeria
|Builder:||Blackwall Yard, London|
|Launched:||4 February 1874|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap, August 1889|
|Class and type:||Fantome-class sloop|
|Displacement:||949 long tons (964 t)|
|Tons burthen:||727 bm|
|Length:||160 ft (48.8 m) (p/p)|
|Beam:||31 ft 4 in (9.6 m)|
|Draught:||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Depth:||15 ft 6 in (4.7 m)|
|Installed power:||915 ihp (682 kW)|
|Sail plan:||Barque rig|
|Speed:||10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)|
|Range:||1,000 nmi (1,900 km; 1,200 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)|
Daring was constructed of an iron frame sheathed with teak and copper (hence 'composite'), and powered by a trunk engine provided by John Penn & Sons. She was fitted with a full barque rig of sails.
Daring served on the Pacific and China Stations, working some of the time for the Canadian Government, including conducting hydrography, for which the Canadian Government bore half the cost. In Spring 1861 she carried Joseph Howe (the Provincial Secretary at the time) to the mouth of the Tangier River in Halifax County, Nova Scotia. There he arranged to have law and order restored by carving the gold diggings into appropriately sized lots, and offering them for rental for $40. In 1877 Commander John Hammer made a sketch survey of the Skeena River entrance from Daring.
She was sold to a Mr J Cohen in 1889 and broken up.
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