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USS Calypso (I)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Screw Steamer:
  • SS Calypso, an armed steamer, was captured 11 June 1863 off Wilmington, N.C., by USS Florida
  • Purchased from the prize court 12 October 1863
  • Commissioned, USS Calypso, 24 September 1863, Acting Master Frederick D. Stuart in command
  • During the Civil War USS Calypso was assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, off Wilmington, N.C.
    Captured the blockade runner schooner Herald, 24 October 1863
    Supported troop landings and forced evacuation at New River Inlet in June 1864
    Captured the blockade runner Lady Sterling with the assistance of USS Eolus and USS Fort Jackson, 28 October 1864
  • Decommissioned, 15 August 1865, at Washington Navy Yard
  • Sold for mercantile service, 30 November 1865, at New York
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 630 t.
    Length 175' 2"
    Beam 26' 6"
    Draft 12'
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement 70
    two 30-pdrs
    four 24-pdr rifles
    Propulsion steam

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    USS Calypso (I)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01Acting Master Stuart, Frederick D.24 September 1863 - 26 January 1865
    02Acting Vol. LT. Garfield, Walter H. 26 January 1865 - 15 August 1865
    Courtesy Bill Gonyo

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