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Five ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Calliope after the muse Calliope in Greek mythology. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... In Greek mythology, the Muses (Greek Μουσαι, Mousai : from a root meaning mountain) are nine goddesses who embody the right evocation of myth, inspired through remembered and improvised song and traditional music and dances. ... Detail of painting The Muses Urania and Calliope by Simon Vouet, in which she is supposedly holding a copy of The Odyssey In Greek mythology, Calliope (Greek: Καλλιoπη, beautiful-voiced) was the muse of epic poetry, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and is now best known as Homers muse... // Greek mythology consists in part of a large collection of narratives that explain the origins of the world and detail the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines. ...

  • The first Calliope was a 10-gun sloop launched in 1808 and broken up in 1829.
  • The second Calliope was a 28-gun sixth-rate launched in 1837 and broken up in 1883.
  • The third Calliope was a Calypso-class corvette launched in 1884, used as a drill ship from 1907, renamed Helicon in 1915 and then back to Calliope in 1931. She and her sister ship Calypso were the last two corvettes to be powered by steam and sail. She was sold in 1951.
  • The fourth Calliope, launched in 1914, was a light cruiser, the lead ship of her class. She served in World War I and was sold in 1931.
  • The fifth Calliope was originally the sloop Falmouth (the lead ship of the Falmouth class), launched in 1932 and renamed in 1952.

HMS Calliope is currently the name of one of the fourteen Royal Naval Reserve units. She is a "stone frigate" (a shore establishment) situated on the Gateshead bank of the River Tyne, between the Tyne Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. USS Constellation, a United States Navy sloop-of-war. ... 1808 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... This is one of six ratings (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th) in the rating system of the Royal Navy. ... | Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... French steam corvette Dupleix (1856-1887) Canadian corvettes on antisubmarine convoy escort duty during World War II. A corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, smaller than a frigate. ... 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... HMS Calliope British light cruiser under construction at the outbreak of World War I [sister ship: HMS Champion]. Design of Calliope and Champion based on HMS Caroline, using the same hull as Caroline but with one fewer funnel and slightly thicker armor. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... A light cruiser is a warship that is not so large and powerful as a regular (or heavy) cruiser, but still larger than ships like destroyers. ... The lead ship is the first of a series or class of ships all constructed according to the same general design. ... Combatants Allied Powers: United Kingdom France Italy Russia United States Serbia Central Powers: Austria-Hungary Bulgaria Germany Ottoman Empire Commanders Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Ferdinand Foch Georges Clemenceau Nicholas II Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Wilhelm II Reinhard Scheer Franz Josef I Conrad von Hötzendorf İsmail Enver Ferdinand I Casualties... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is the volunteer reserve force of the Royal Navy in the United Kingdom. ... Stone frigate is a nickname for a naval establishment on land. ... Map sources for Gateshead at grid reference NZ2460 Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear in north-east England on the south side of the River Tyne opposite Newcastle upon Tyne which covers the North Bank. ... The Tyne looking west and upstream from the Newcastle bank towards the Gateshead Millennium Bridge The Tyne Bridge across the River Tyne between Newcastle and Gateshead. ... Tyne Bridge looking east towards the modern The Sage Gateshead and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, with the earlier Swing Bridge in the foreground The Tyne Bridge is a bridge over the River Tyne in North East England, linking Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead. ... The Gateshead Millennium Bridge spans the River Tyne in England between Gateshead on the south bank, and Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank. ...


The Tyne Division of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve was formed in 1905 and the third Calliope chosen as its drill ship. In 1951 the original Calliope was replaced by the fifth Calliope and berthed at Elswick. In 1968, Tyne Division moved ashore to a new building on the Gateshead bank of the Tyne in its current location retaining the name HMS Calliope. As of 2005, the commander is Commander Chris Scribbins RD RNR. Cdr Scribbins is a Royal Naval Reserve officer who in civilian life works for the US based corporation Procter & Gamble The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is the volunteer reserve force of the Royal Navy in the United Kingdom. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Elswick could be Elswick, Lancashire Elswick, Tyne and Wear This article consisting of geographical locations is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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James J. Colledge was a noted naval historian, author of Ships of the Royal Navy, the standard work on the fighting ships of the British Royal Navy from the 15th century to the 20th century. ... Ships of the Royal Navy by J. J. Colledge is a historical reference work providing brief entries on all recorded ships in commission in the Royal Navy from the 15th century, giving location of constructions, date of launch, tonnage, specification and fate. ...

External links

  • HMS Calliope from the Royal Navy website.

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HMS Calliope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (355 words)
The third Calliope was a Calypso-class corvette launched in 1884, used as a drill ship from 1907, renamed Helicon in 1915 and then back to Calliope in 1931.
HMS Calliope is currently the name of one of the fourteen Royal Naval Reserve units.
She is a "stone frigate" (a shore establisment) situated on the Gateshead bank of the River Tyne, between the Tyne Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
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