HMS Calypso (1917) CC  (7th)

This the seventh ship to carry the name HMS Calypso was a Light Cruiser.

Built by Hawthorn Leslie, laid down 07-Feb-1916, launched 24-Jan-1917, and commissioned 21-Jun-1917.

On completion served with the 6th Light Cruiser Squadron in the Grand Fleet, 1917-19.

Saw enemy action in the Heligoland Bight on the night of the 17-Nov-1917 and was badly damaged.

To the Mediterranean Mar-1919 and joined the 3rd Cruiser Squadron. Returned to home waters 1932 and went into reserve where she remained until the start of WW2.

Took part in the King George V Silver Jubilee Fleet Review 16-Jul-1935.

At the outbreak of war went to the 7th Cruiser Squadron on Northern patrol Duty where she captured the blockade runners Minden on 24-Sep-1939 and Konsul Hendrick on 22-Nov-1939.

In 1940 went to the Eastern Mediterranean base at Alexandria.

Torpedoed and sunk 12-Jun-1940 by Italian submarine Bagnolini south-west of Crete, with the loss of 39 of her crew.


Other HMS Calypso
- 1st  HMS Calypso
- 2nd HMS Calypso
- 3rd HMS Calypso
- 4th HMS Calypso
- 5th HMS Calypso
- 6th HMS Calypso
- 7th HMS Calypso

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This page last edited - 03 March, 2013.

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