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Name: CALYPSO
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 07/02/1916
Launched: 24/01/1917
Completed: 21/06/1917
Builder: R & W Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 486
Dimensions: 4180disp - 5150disp, 425.0 x 42.8 x 14.25(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR Geared, 40000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 29.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 5 x 1 x 6.0ins, 2 x 1 x 3.0ins AA, 2 x 1 x 2pdr guns; 4 x 2 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
21/06/1917 British Royal Navy
12/06/1940 Sank
Comments: A member of the C Class of light cruisers
12/06/1940: Sunk by the Italian submarine ALPINO BAGNOLINI.
In a position about 80 miles south of Crete. 39 crew died


Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

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