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Type: Cruiser, 2nd Class ; late Corvette, cased in wood. ; Armament 18
Launched : 12 Aug 1874 ; Disposal date or year : 1893
Displacement: 3494 tons
Machinery notes: 4964 hpi ; Speed ; 14.5 knots ;
1879 Chatham. Officers borne in Pembroke.
Apr 1886 Training Squadron.
2 May 1886 A telegram from the Lloyds signal station at the Lizard timed 9.5 pm, reports HMS Rover passed east today towing the Calypso, with screw damaged, for Plymouth ; parted company with the Active and Volage yesterday.