The First Commission of HMS Calliope, January 25th 1887 - April 30th 1890

The First Commission of HMS Calliope, January 25th 1887 - April 30th 1890

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written on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the memorable hurricane at Apia, Samoa March 16th 1889

Swan, Captain E.W.

Newcastle upon Tyne, privately printed, 1939.

original card covers. 125 pages. illustrated.

very good condition. 

 includes details of the screw corvette's launch, technical data and account of her three year commission, plus the famous story of her escape from Samoa Harbour into the teeth of a violent hurricane.