Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: HMS Calliope, RMS Umbria, HMAS Protector, RV Belgica, HMCS Karluk, USS Dolphin, Advance, Cromer Lifeboat Benjamin Bond Cabbell II ON 12, HMQS Gayundah, Terra Nova, USS Boston, USS Atlanta, USS Vulcan, HNoMS Gor, Italian battleship Ruggiero di Lauria, List of ship launches in 1884, HMQS Paluma, HMVS Victoria, HMQS Mosquito, HMS Rodney, USS Seneca, USS Zafiro, Avon, Main, USS Governor R. M. McLane, HMVS Childers, SS Bee, CS Mackay-Bennett, HMVS Albert, HMVS Gordon, HMS Mariner, County of Yarmouth, SS Lansdowne, Lucinda, USS Priscilla, HMS Pylades, HMS Warspite, SMS Oldenburg, USS Frolic, HMQS Otter, USS Folly, PS Banshee, USS Addie and Carrie, NRP Afonso de Albuquerque. Excerpt: HMS Calliope was a Calypso-class corvette of the Royal Navy which served from 1887 until 1951. She was re-classified as a third-class cruiser from 1888, and exemplified the transitional nature of the late Victorian navy. She was a sailing corvette - one of the last - but supplemented her sail rig with powerful engines. Among the first of the smaller cruisers to be given all-metal hulls, she was cased with timber and coppered below the water line, as were wooden ships. She was known for "one of the most famous episodes of seamanship in the 19th century", where she was the only ship to avoid being sunk or stranded in the tropical cyclone that struck Samoa in 1889. After retirement from active service, she served as a training ship until 1951, when she was sold for breaking. Calliope and her sister ship Calypso made up the Calypso class of corvettes designed by Nathaniel Barnaby. These vessels were part of a long line of cruiser classes built for protecting trade routes and colonial police work. The two Calypso-class vessels were among the last sailing corvettes ever built for the Royal Navy. They differed from prior ships in having an all-metal ...
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