La Calypso

Nominal Guns16NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down6.1756NNF-1715
First Commissioned11.1756
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassCalypso Class
Ship TypeCorvette
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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)


11.1756Broadside Weight = 32 French Livre (34.5344 lbs 15.664 kg)NNF-1715
Gun Deck16 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.17561555 officers, 150 menNNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer

1759Lieutenant de VaisseauPaul Alexandre du Bois-Berthelot (1741-1812)FWIKI

Service History

20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
8.1763Re-rigged as a 3-masted XebecNNF-1715


NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKIWikipedia - 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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