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looking for Information on the s S Calypso the Master C.C. Smith Died 11th July 1916 Regards Peter.

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Peter,

Calypso was a 2876 grt steamer built in 1904 by Earle's SB. & Eng. Co., Ltd., Hull for T. Wilson, Sons & Co., Ltd., Hull. She was taken into Royal Navy service early in the war but then retured to owners.

Calypso was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U 53 on July 10, 1916 about 15 miles west of Listafjord, Norway while on a voyage from London for Christiania with general cargo. There were no survivors.

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Michael

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Peter,

Calypso was a 2876 grt steamer built in 1904 by Earle's SB. & Eng. Co., Ltd., Hull for T. Wilson, Sons & Co., Ltd., Hull. She was taken into Royal Navy service early in the war but then retured to owners.

Calypso was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U 53 on July 10, 1916 about 15 miles west of Listafjord, Norway while on a voyage from London for Christiania with general cargo. There were no survivors.

Best wishes,

Michael

THANKS FOR THAT iNFORMATION michael Regards Peter.
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CALYPSO

The "Calypso" of 1907 was a 2,962 gross ton ship, built by Earle's of Hull in 1904 for the Wilson Line. Her dimensions were - length 309.6ft x beam 42.7ft, two funnels, two masts, and a speed of 14 knots. There was accommodation for 57-1st, 44-2nd and 863-3rd class passengers. Taken up by the Admiralty in November 1914, she was renamed HMS CALYX and armed with 8-4.7inch and 2-3pounder guns. She served with the 10th Cruiser Squadron until 26.6.1915 when she was returned to the Wilson Line. On 10.7.1916 she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U.53 in the Skagerrak off Lindesnes while on passage from London to Christiansand. 30 crew including the master were lost. [The Wilson Line of Hull 1831-1981 by Arthur G.Credland and Michael Thompson ISBN 1-872167-58-6] - [Posted to The ShipsList by Ted Finch - 16 February 1998]

Calypso

Type Steamer

GRT 2.876 tons

Country British

Built 1904

Builder Earle’s SB. & Eng. Co., Ltd., Hull

Operator T. Wilson, Sons & Co., Ltd., Hull

U-boat attacks on Steamer Calypso

Date of attack

11 Jul, 1916 U 53 (Hans Walther) Sunk

30 casualties

attacked about 15 miles west of Listafjord, Norway

Listed as missing; ship was sunk with no survivors.

All the best

Steve

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CALYPSO

The "Calypso" of 1907 was a 2,962 gross ton ship, built by Earle's of Hull in 1904 for the Wilson Line. Her dimensions were - length 309.6ft x beam 42.7ft, two funnels, two masts, and a speed of 14 knots. There was accommodation for 57-1st, 44-2nd and 863-3rd class passengers. Taken up by the Admiralty in November 1914, she was renamed HMS CALYX and armed with 8-4.7inch and 2-3pounder guns. She served with the 10th Cruiser Squadron until 26.6.1915 when she was returned to the Wilson Line. On 10.7.1916 she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U.53 in the Skagerrak off Lindesnes while on passage from London to Christiansand. 30 crew including the master were lost. [The Wilson Line of Hull 1831-1981 by Arthur G.Credland and Michael Thompson ISBN 1-872167-58-6] - [Posted to The ShipsList by Ted Finch - 16 February 1998]

Calypso

Type Steamer

GRT 2.876 tons

Country British

Built 1904

Builder Earle's SB. & Eng. Co., Ltd., Hull

Operator T. Wilson, Sons & Co., Ltd., Hull

U-boat attacks on Steamer Calypso

Date of attack

11 Jul, 1916 U 53 (Hans Walther) Sunk

30 casualties

attacked about 15 miles west of Listafjord, Norway

Listed as missing; ship was sunk with no survivors.

All the best

Steve

Thank you Steve For the information Top Man Regards peter.

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marinepete, Smith's entry in CWGC is rather sparse:

SMITH, C C, Master, Mercantile Marine, Calypso (Hull) S.S., 11-Jul-16.

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David

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CALYPSO

The "Calypso" of 1907 was a 2,962 gross ton ship, built by Earle's of Hull in 1904 for the Wilson Line. Her dimensions were - length 309.6ft x beam 42.7ft, two funnels, two masts, and a speed of 14 knots. There was accommodation for 57-1st, 44-2nd and 863-3rd class passengers. Taken up by the Admiralty in November 1914, she was renamed HMS CALYX and armed with 8-4.7inch and 2-3pounder guns. She served with the 10th Cruiser Squadron until 26.6.1915 when she was returned to the Wilson Line. On 10.7.1916 she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U.53 in the Skagerrak off Lindesnes while on passage from London to Christiansand. 30 crew including the master were lost. [The Wilson Line of Hull 1831-1981 by Arthur G.Credland and Michael Thompson ISBN 1-872167-58-6] - [Posted to The ShipsList by Ted Finch - 16 February 1998]

Calypso

Type Steamer

GRT 2.876 tons

Country British

Built 1904

Builder Earle's SB. & Eng. Co., Ltd., Hull

Operator T. Wilson, Sons & Co., Ltd., Hull

U-boat attacks on Steamer Calypso

Date of attack

11 Jul, 1916 U 53 (Hans Walther) Sunk

30 casualties

attacked about 15 miles west of Listafjord, Norway

Listed as missing; ship was sunk with no survivors.

All the best

Steve

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U53's First commander on its first patrol was Hans Rose, NOT Hans Walther.

On U53's second patrol to the shores of the United States ,its commander

was Hans Rose and NOT Victor Dieckmann.

Joe R

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U53's First commander on its first patrol was Hans Rose, NOT Hans Walther.

On U53's second patrol to the shores of the United States ,its commander

was Hans Rose and NOT Victor Dieckmann.

Joe R Thank you Joe For The Information Regards Peter.

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