HMS Calypso (launched as Blonde, 1819)
HMS Calypso (launched as Blonde, 1819)


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NameCalypso (launched as Blonde, 1819)Explanation
TypeFifth rate   
Launched12 January 1819
HullWooden
PropulsionSail
Builders measure1103 tons
Displacement 
Guns46
Fate1895
Class 
Ships book
Note1850 h.s.
1870 = Calypso
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
6 November 1839
- March 1843
Commanded by Captain Thomas Bourchier, East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war). He played a leading role in many actions during the war, and ultimately returned with three million dollars of the "Chinese ransom".
(October 1843)Out of commission at Portsmouth
1870Renamed Calypso


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