La Calypso15608
Nominal Guns16NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1756/06NNF-1715
First Commissioned1756/11
ShipyardBrest NNF-1715
Ship ClassCalypso Class
Ship TypeCorvette
Deleted from list1772NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck100' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)32.48 (106′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth25' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)8.12 (26′ 7″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold12' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.9788 (13′ 0″ Imperial)


1756/11Broadside Weight = 32 French Livre ( 15.664 kg) NNF-1715
Gun Deck16French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1756/111555 officers, 150 menNNF-1715


17591759Lieutenant de VaisseauPaul Alexandre du Bois-BerthelotFWIKI

Service History

DateEvent Source
1759/11/20Battle of Quiberon Bay 
1763/08Re-rigged as a 3-masted XebecNNF-1715


NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKI Wikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 23rd of January 2017 18:31

unsure if this is the correct vessel
4 April 1762 French Calype26 cap Duchilleau with dispatches from R-Ad de Blénac Courbon arrives in Havana in an attempt to enlist Spanish help in a French operation against Jamaica which were not supported by the Spanish

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