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Type: Frigate ; Armament 10 - late 24 (per drawing : 14 x 85 cwt., to 65 cwt. ; 12 x 32 pdr., 50 cwt. ; 2 x 8 in., 112 cwt., )
As Ordered since : 6 x 68 pdr., 65 cwt. ; 12 x 32 pdr., 56 cwt. ; 4 x 84 pdr., 85 cwt., ; 2 x 68 pdr., 95 cwt., )
Laid down : Sep 1845 ; Launched : 5 Jan 1847 ;
Disposal date or year : 1885
BM: 1575 tons ; Displacement: 2520 tons
Machinery notes: 580
Jan, 1846, Dauntless, 10, steam frigate, Mr. Fincham, three eighths built, at Portsmouth
Circa Aug - Sep 1848 Trials prior to commissioning. See for report.
20 Dec 1848 Portsmouth
13 Jul 1851 Every exertion has been made in expediting the fitting out of the Odin, screw (sic) frigate, at Portsmouth, by the officers and crew of the Dauntless, and by the officers and men of the Dockyard. Since Monday they have worked early and late, averaging 10 hours each day.
30 Aug 1851 Experimental Squadron
12 Oct 1851 Having encountered heavy weather in the Channel put back to St. Helen's on Sunday. During the time she was out one of the pipes of the condenser of her cooking galley (Grant's) gave way, which it was necessary should be repaired before the ship left England.
21 May 1854 Arrogant and Hecla meet the Dauntless on their return from Eckness - see p. 417-> at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow
17 Jun 1855 Casualties in the Royal Naval Brigade, before Sevastopol, Mr. Parsons, Mate, Dauntless, severely contused.
27 Nov 1855 detained the Greek brig Panaghia di Rhombri.
5 Jan 1856 Senior Officer's ship at Kertch - Crimea. The ice is reported to have broken up.
28 Aug 1859 Commissioned at Portsmouth.
1860 Coast Guard Service, Newhaven District, Southampton Water
1864 Training Ship, Home Station, Southampton Water. Report of Heart disease and Scarlatina onboard. Number of Cases of Disease and Injury.
1870 Tender to Wyvern, River Humber
1879 Late Screw Frigate, Devonport