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Calypso (SP 632)

Calypso served both the U. S. Navy and the Department of Commerce


  • The second Calypso was built in 1909 by New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Co., Morris Heights, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 23 June 1917
  • Commissioned 19 July 1917
  • Performed section patrol duties in northeastern U.S. waters
  • Transferred in September 1919 to the Bureau of Fisheries
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 16 t.
  • Length 54'
  • Beam 10' 6"
  • Draft 3' 8"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 11
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 20hp 4-cylinder Roland gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Calyoso 110k Tied up in an icy harbor, circa 1917-1919
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99877
    Robert Hurst

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