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USS Calypso (I)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
SS Calypso, an armed streamer, 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 block 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"
Speed 12 kts
four 24-pdr rifles
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USS Calypso (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||Acting Master Stuart, Frederick D.||24 September 1863 - 26 January 1865|
|02||Acting Vol. LT. Garfield, Walter H. ||26 January 1865 - 15 August 1865|
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