HMS Calliope (1837)
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Ordered:||29 October 1830|
|Cost:||£17,882 including fitting|
|Laid down:||January 1831|
|Launched:||5 October 1837|
|Commissioned:||10 October 1837|
|Fate:||Broken up at Plymouth in November 1883|
|Class and type:||Andromache-class sixth-rate frigate (later "corvette")|
|Tons burthen:||720 34/94 bm|
|Length:||130 ft 2 in (39.7 m) (gundeck)
109 ft 3 in (33.3 m) (keel)
|Beam:||35 ft 5.5 in (10.8 m)|
|Depth of hold:||10 ft 7 in (3.2 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
|Armament:||Upperdeck: 20 x 32-pdr gunnades
Quarterdeck: 6 x 32-pdr gunnades
HMS Calliope was a 28-gun sixth rate launched in October 1837 and broken up in November 1883.
Calliope under Captain Edward Stanley, left Plymouth, England on 18 August 1845, sailing for Hobart, Australia, via Madeira and the Cape of Good Hope. Upon arrival at Hobart the ship was sent to New Zealand, where she was station for 2½ years. The ship's Royal Marines saw action in the Flagstaff War in the north of New Zealand. A Royal Marine was killed at the Battle of Ruapekapeka and two seamen were killed in the Hutt Valley Campaign. From late February 1846 until October 1847 Calliope operated mainly between Wellington, Whanganui and Nelson.
She was converted to a floating chapel in 1855 and was broken up in 1883.
- Patricio Lynch, Chilean sailor on the Calliope
- Winfield, Rif & Lyon, David (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815–1889. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-032-6. OCLC 52620555.