HMS Calpe (1800)

HMS Calpe was the former 14-gun polacca San José of the Spanish Navy built in 1796 in Greece. The British commissioned her as a sloop-of-war, she served at the Battle of Algeciras Bay before the Navy sold her in 1802. She underwent reappears as a merchantman in the 1805 registers. On 25 October 1800 the frigate Phaeton chased a Spanish polacca to an anchorage under a battery of five heavy guns at Fuengirola, where she joined a French privateer brig; the following night the brig escaped while the polacca tried twice, unsuccessfully, to escape to Málaga. On the night of 27 October, Francis Beaufort inventor of the Beaufort Wind-Scale, led Phaeton's boats on a cutting out expedition; the launch, with a carronade, was unable to keep up and was still out of range when a French privateer schooner, which had come into the anchorage unseen, fired on the other boats. The barge and two cutters made straight for the polacca; the boarding party suffered one man killed and three wounded, including Beaufort who received, but survived, 19 wounds.

The boarding party succeeded in securing the polacca by 5 am. The captured ship was alias Aglies, of 14 guns, she had been employed as carrying provisions between Málaga and Velilla. She had a crew of 34 seamen and there were 22 soldiers on board; the Spanish sustained at least 13 wounded. The British commissioned San José as a British sloop-of-war under the name of Calpe, the ancient name of Gibraltar. Although it would have been usual to promote Beaufort, the successful and heroic leader of the expedition, to command Calpe, Lord Keith chose Commander George Dundas instead, who not only was not present at the battle, but was junior to Beaufort; when Calpe was first commissioned in the Royal Navy there were insufficient Royal Marines available for her. As a stop-gap, she received a mixed detachment of 22 Army troops from the Gibraltar Garrison, the Royal Artillery, 5th and 63rd Foot, Cambrian Rangers, the Argyll and Prince of Wales' Own Fencibles, all under the command of an officer from the 5th Foot.

After the marines arrived, the troops stayed aboard for some more months. Calpe shared with a number of warships in the capture of Eurydice on 9 February 1801. By 1 July 1801 she was at Gibraltar. While there she observed the arrival of a French squadron. On 5 July, at 2 a.m. Lieutenant Richard Janvarin, whom Dundas had dispatched from Gibraltar, joined Rear Adm. James Saumarez in Caesar in a boat, informed Sir James of the appearance of the French squadron off the Rock. On 6 July Saumarez sailed from Gibraltar with Caesar, Spencer, Venerable and Audacious with the intention of attacking Admiral Linois's squadron of three French line-of-battle ships and a frigate, which were lying a considerable distance from the batteries at Algeciras; as Venerable, the leading ship, approached the wind dropped and she was forced to anchor. Pompee was forced to strike. Dundas, deceived by a signal from Hannibal, sent his boats to save Hannibal's crew; the French detained their crews, including Calpe's lieutenant, Thomas Sykes.

In the battle the British badly damaged the rest. The total loss in the British squadron was 121 killed, 240 wounded, 14 missing; the Franco-Spanish force lost some 3-500 wounded. On 8 July a squadron of five Spanish ships-of-the-line, a French 74, three frigates and a large number of gunboats reinforced the French ships. Hard work repaired all the British ships at Gibraltar, except Pompee in time for them to follow the Franco-Spanish fleet when it sailed on 12 July. In the subsequent second phase of the Battle of Algeciras Bay, the two first rates Real Carlos and San Hermenegildo fired upon each other during the night, caught fire and exploded, with tremendous loss of life; the British captured the third rate St Antoine, with Superb and Calpe assisting afterwards in securing the prize and removing the prisoners. Calpe shared in the prize money for St Antoine's hull and provisions, in the head money for St Antoine, Real Carlos, San Hermenegildo. Dundas was made Post-captain on 9 August and took command of St Antoine, which he sailed back to England.

Saumarez appointed Lieutenant John Lamburn, first lieutenant of Caesar, to command Calpe. However, the Admiralty did not confirm Saumarez's promotions, except that of Dundas. Among other decisions, it returned Lamburn to Caesar, replaced him as captain of Calpe with Commander Phillip Dumaresque. In subsequent months Calpe assisted the 38-gun frigate Thames, under Captain Aiskew Paffard Hollis, which had participated in the battle, in destroying a number of the enemy's coasters in the bay of Estepona. In 1847 the Admiralty issued the Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Gut of Gibraltar 12 July 1801" to all surviving claimants from the battle. Calpe was sold in Lisbon in 1802. On 2 August 1803 Lloyd's List reported that Calpee and Sir Andrew Mitchell had arrived at Portsmouth from Lisbon with 380 men of the crew of HMS Victorious. Victorious had been broken up at Lisbon. Calpe entered Lloyd's Register and the Register of Shipping in 1805 with G. Jillard, master, W. Boyd and trade London–Smyrna.

She had undergone a thorough repair in 1804. Lloyd's Register had her origin as Spain; the Register of Shipping had it as Spain. On 7 May 1805, Lloyd's List reported that Calpe, Jel

Rootstown High School

Rootstown High School is a public high school in Rootstown, United States. It is the only high school in the Rootstown Local School District, their nickname is the Rovers. Rootstown High School was established in 1884 and met in a small building adjacent to the town hall a few blocks south of the current campus; this building housed high school students and grade levels, though many students in the township attended smaller schoolhouses spread across 10 rural districts. At the time, Rootstown Township was still divided into several smaller school districts and the high school was not accredited; the first class graduated in 1893. During the early 20th century, the smaller districts were consolidated. Following construction of a new building that opened in 1917, the remaining districts in the township consolidated to the new central building and Rootstown High School became a accredited four-year high school; the centralized school, known as the Rootstown Township School, had additions built in 1938, 1950, 1954.

In 1958, population and enrollment growth necessitated construction of a separate elementary school, built north of the building, the existing building continued to house the junior high and high school grades. Following the completion of a new high school building, the original building became Rootstown Middle School; the current school building opened in 1966 and is located on the north end of the Rootstown Schools campus. The building, which houses the Rootstown Local School District administrative offices, is named in honor of Ward W. Davis, who served as president of the Rootstown School Board for a number of years, including when the current facility opened; as of 2015, the school houses around 450 students in grades 9–12. Adjacent to the east of the high school is Robert C. Dunn Field, which includes a cinder running track, named for a former RHS principal and football coach, it is used for football and track and field. The campus has athletic fields for baseball and softball. Vocational and career education programs are available through Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna, which serves from Rootstown and nine additional school districts in Portage and Summit counties.

The school offers 21 programs that are available to students in the 12th grades. Rootstown High School athletic teams are known as the Rovers and the school colors are navy blue and white. Since 2005, the school has competed as a member of the Portage Trail Conference County Division. Prior to 2005, Rootstown was a long-time member of the Portage County League. All Rover athletic teams play their home games on the Rootstown Schools campus with a few exceptions; the bowling and golf teams play. Bowling matches are held at Twin Star Lanes in Brady Lake, the golf team hosts home matches at the Kent State University Golf Course in Franklin Township, both just east of Kent; the first interpretation of the word Rover at Rootstown was a dog. In 1960 a new version of the mascot was adopted: the Rover, defined as "a pirate, a wanderer, or a roamer" in Webster's Dictionary; the Rovers logo is a ship, meant to symbolize the Norsemen. The current version of the nickname came into existence in the early years of RHS sports.

The Rovers did not have a facility in which to engage in competitive sporting activities, thus they would "wander and roam" to other schools for sports, pirating victories. Rootstown fields the following varsity teams: Rootstown has had three state track champion individuals: Roger Dietz Sr. won the low and high hurdles in 1957. Two Rover sports teams have been state semifinalists: the 1981 football team and the 2003 softball team. Right next to the football field, there is a large brass bell. In the 1950s the bell was on a steam locomotive on the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, it was donated to Portage County and used as a football championship trophy. From 1957 to 1962, Rootstown won the bell for six straight years, it was permanently awarded to them; the bell used to be mounted on a rolling platform and would be rolled down to the football field before each game so that the Rootstown Rover football team could ring the bell after each home victory. In 2013 a concrete pad was poured to mount the bell on, an open-sided structure was built over the bell at the south end zone of Robert C.

Dunn Field. The bell continues to be rung after each home victory. Brian McClure, former collegiate and professional football player Jessica Eye, professional mixed martial artist with the Ultimate Fighting Championship Official website Rootstown Local School District website