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Photographer:Chris Howell [View profile]Title:CALYPSOAdded:Sep 30, 2011
Captured:January 16, 1987IMO:5200473Hits:1,461
Location:Bluff, New Zealand
Photo Category: Research and Survey Vessels
Description:
Arriving at Bluff NZ
16/1/1987

Built 1942 as Coastal minesweeper HMS BYMS 2026
1949 CALYPSO G.
purchased by Jacques Cousteau and converted to oceanographic research vessel.
- 51 LA CALYPSO - 72 CALYPSO
Disposal Data:
deleted 1994
Vessel Identification
Name:Calypso
IMO:5200473
Callsign:FIRQ
Former name(s):
- La Calypso (Until 1972)
- Byms 2026 (Until 1951)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Museum Ship
Gross tonnage:282 tons
Summer DWT:320 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1942
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (4)

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jack2 on Jul 03, 2013 02:27 (4 years ago)
More info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RV_Calypso
Chris Howell on Jul 03, 2013 01:06 (4 years ago)
Thanks Gena
Gena Anfimov on Jul 02, 2013 13:23 (4 years ago)
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=208104 CALYPSO - IMO: 5200473.
Chris Howell on Sep 30, 2011 19:55 (6 years ago)
One of the highlights of my life was to meet Jacques Cousteau and Falco the Captain, a real hard case.

After going down into the forepeak observation point, I realised how important good navigation is and you crawl in on your stomach and feel like a rat jammed in a drainpipe !
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