HMS ''Calliope''

  • Warships Of History
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By Crusader1307

Launched in 1884, HMS “Calliope” was the last “full sail” Corvette built for The Victorian Navy. Given steam power, her Hull was layered copper and iron. She was famously known for surviving a severe hurricane off of Samoa in 1889 (of which her Captain and crew were given commendations for incredible seamanship). “Calliope” was over 2,500 tons (displaced) and 240-feet long. She stood 44-feet (beam). She was considered England's “longest serving” Frigate, when she was scrapped in 1951. “Calliope” served England through 2 wars (as a Training Ship). Her mahogany decking was given to a nearby Church for flooring.