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HMS Calypso - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Calypso

Name : HMS Calypso
Laid Down : 17th February 1916
Launched : 24th January 1917
Completed : 21st June 1917
Type : Cruiser
Class : Caledon
Builder : Hawthorn Leslie
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 7th ship with this name.
Pennants : D61
Fate : Sunk 12th June 1940

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HMS Calypso, July 1935.


HMS Calypso, July 1935.


HMS Calypso, July 1935.


HMS Calypso at Malta in 1922.


Sports team of HMS Calypso, including Gilbert Roland Milton (bottom left)


HMS Calypso


HMS Calypso at Batoum / Batumi - Black Sea Port, Georgia, Russia, 1920.


Galleys Crew of HMS Calypso, 1924.

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HMS Cardiff (centre) with the sloop HMS Bryony (left) and HMS Calypso (right) at Venice, 1926.

Timeline Entries :


6th February 1916 - Laid down
24th January 1917 - Launched
22nd November 1918 - Sailed Rosyth for Copenhagen and the Baltic
24th November 1918 - Sailed Copenhagen for Libau
26th November 1918 - Arrived Libau
27th November 1918 - Sailed Libau for Reval
27th November 1918 - Left Flotilla to take Cassandra's survivors to Rosyth
1st January 1919 - Arrived Helsingfors
2nd January 1919 - Sailed Helsingfors
4th January 1919 - Sailed Reval and went east to a position along the Esthonian coast near Narva
March 1919 - Joined 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron of the Mediterranean Fleet
18th April 1919 - At Sevastopol
19th April 1919 - In Kaffa Bay
1st June 1919 - 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet
14th July 1919 - Sailed Malta for Fiume
31st July 1919 - Arrived Gibraltar
28th March 1920 - Sailed Theodosia for Novorossk
28th March 1920 - Sailed Theodosia
18th April 1920 - Arrived Malta
23rd October 1920 - At Malta
11th March 1921 - Arrived Constantinople
28th October 1921 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
1st November 1921 - Arrived Malta
25th November 1921 - Arrived Malta
31st August 1922 - Recommissioned
4th July 1930 - Arrived Port Kapano
30th March 1932 - Arrived Ajaccio
4th April 1932 - Sailed Ajaccio for Beauliey
5th April 1932 - Arrived Beaulieu
6th April 1932 - At Beaulieu
14th April 1932 - Arrived Aranci Bay
14th April 1932 - Arrived Aranci Bay
19th April 1932 - Sailed Aranci Bay for Malta
21st April 1932 - Sailed Aranci Bay
22nd April 1932 - Arrived Malta
22nd April 1932 - Arrived Malta
25th April 1932 - Sailed Malta for UK for refit
25th April 1932 - Capt. Hon. George Fraser in Command
25th April 1932 - Sailed Malta for Chatham
29th April 1932 - Arrived Gibraltar
5th May 1932 - Arrived Chatham
1st October 1932 - In reserve. Plymouth
1st October 1932 - Cmdr. G. D. Lyddeker, OBE, DSC in Command
13th August 1934 - In reserve at Plymouth
5th August 1935 - Calypso At Plymouth for Navy Week
January 1938 - Reserve Fleet, UK
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
26th August 1939 - Arrived at Scapa Flow from the Reserve Fleet
31st August 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Deployed in the North Sea between the Orkneys and Norway.
3rd September 1939 - 7th Cruiser Squadron Home Fleet, Scapa Flow
6th September 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
5th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Northern Patrol
9th October 1939 - Assisted in capturing German liner Cap Norte carrying German reservists from South America
11th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
13th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Northern Patrol
20th October 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe
22nd October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe for the Northern Patrol
22nd October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe
24th October 1939 - On Northern Patrol between the Faroes and the Orkneys
31st October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe
2nd November 1939 - Between the Orkneys and the Faroes
6th November 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe
6th November 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe from Northern Patrol
12th November 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe on Northern Patrol duty
16th November 1939 - Captured a merchant ship
17th November 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
18th November 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe from Northern Patrol
21st November 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe on Northern Patrol duties
23rd November 1939 - On patrol Iceland-Faroes Channel
23rd November 1939 - Captured German merchant ship Konsul Hendrik Fisser north of the Faroes in 63N, 07W
23rd November 1939 - Stationed five miles due north of Kelso Light to act as a night attack striking force
23rd November 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe
24th November 1939 - Positioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
December 1939 - To the Mediterranean Fleet
1st December 1939 - Arrived in the Tyne for refit, and refitted prior to transfer to the Mediterranean
21st December 1939 - Completed refit on the Tyne
21st December 1939 - Sailed the Tyne for Plymouth in preparation for transfer to the Mediterranean Fleet
24th December 1939 - Sailed Plymouth for Gibraltar
27th December 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar for duty with the Mediterranean Fleet
27th December 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
28th December 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
28th December 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
31st December 1939 - Arrived Malta from Home Waters
31st December 1939 - Arrived Malta for duty with the 3rd Cruiser Squadron
31st December 1939 - Arrived Malta for duty with the 3rd Cruiser Squadron
11th March 1940 - Arrived Alexandria after a short exercise.
12th June 1940 - Sunk in the Eastern Mediterranean south of Crete by Italian submarine Bagnolini

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