Calypso

3471
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.12.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1782BWAS-1714
Launched27.9.1783BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEcho ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorEdward GreavesBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk in Collision8.1803BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck101' 6"Imperial Feet30.9372 
Length of Keel83' 6"Imperial Feet25.3492 
Breadth27' 9"Imperial Feet8.2623 
Depth in Hold12' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen342 294Tons BM 

Armament


27.9.1783Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1781125Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.12.1782 - 19.1.1787CommanderRalph Dundas (c.1730-1787) ADM 6/23/143BWAS-171427.1.1787 - 23.8.1790CommanderWilliam Mitchell (1746-1816) ADM 6/23/377BWAS-17146.7.1794CommanderJohn Monkton ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/251.1796 - 1.1797CommanderAndrew SmithBWAS-17141.1797 - 20.11.1797CommanderRichard WorsleyBWAS-171420.11.1797 - 1798CommanderWilliam Collis (d.1807)BWAS-17144.1799 - 11.1799CommanderHenry GarrettBWAS-171411.1799 - 10.1801CommanderJoseph Baker (1767-1817)BWAS-171423.10.1801 - 8.1802CommanderRobert Barrie (1774-1841)BWAS-17148.1802 - 30.7.1803CommanderWilliam Venour (d.1803)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.5.1802 - 12.10.1803Acting LieutenantWilliam Hill (1779-?)NAO

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
7.10.1783 - 19.1.1787MasterRobert LilburneADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1782Began building at Limehouse - London BWAS-1714
27.9.1783Completed building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £3621.12.11dBWAS-1714
27.9.1783Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1.12.1783Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3982.11.4dBWAS-1714
9.1785Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.1785Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1029.19.11dBWAS-1714
1.1787Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
19.1.1787Paid offADM 51
4.1787Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1207.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.8.1790

Paid off?

BWAS-1714
7.1793Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.1796RecommisisonedBWAS-1714
3.1796Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8361.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1798refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2288.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1800Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
13.4.1800Took the Schooner La Diligente taken by her cutter
15.11.1800Took the Privateer Ganso (16)
30.7.1803Run down and sunk with all hands by a West IndiamanBWAS-1714

 

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