Once upon a time there was an exploration vessel  What's his name ?  SOLVED by 29Breizh33
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The Calypso is now stored since 2007 in one of a ship builder’s hangars in Brittany for restoration work.


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  • Georgette Forbes
    Georgette Forbesabout 4 years ago

    is origin european?

  • Originally built in the U.S.A.for an European country.

    – 29Breizh33

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08about 4 years ago

    France?

  • Not built for France, but restructured and transformed by a French man for diving, filming and oceanographic research.

    – 29Breizh33

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08about 4 years ago

    The Calypso, Cousteau’s beloved vessel?

  • Yes Yes Yes ! You won Marie-Jo. Compliments :))

    – 29Breizh33

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08about 4 years ago

    I’m not sure but there is a strong resemblance here

  • Yes, it’s the same vessel. On the link, it was still on one piece and aflott. It is now stored in a hangar for restoration works.

    – 29Breizh33

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    Amazing to think we’ve seen her on TV so many times; & here she is, looking a bit battered. No wonder! Glad to hear she’s having a facelift. Good one, Michelle.

  • Thank you Sheila. Actually, the “facelift” is stopped owing to money problems. My cousin is in charge of the work. Each time I go to Brittany, I pay a visit to the now decaying Calypso. :((

    – 29Breizh33

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantabout 4 years ago

    A great shot of the Bow of a wonderful ship.

    In Malta, Jacques-Yves Cousteau discovered a former Royal Navy mine-sweeper that had been converted to a ferry and named Calypso. The ship was christened in 1942 but her first prosaic name, J-826, belied the exceptional life she would lead. To Cousteau, she was the ideal ship for his plan to explore the seas. Thanks to the financial help of Loël Guinness, the sale contract was signed on July 19, 1950. Calypso left immediately for the shipyard in Antibes, France, where she was transformed into an oceanographic ship and a new Calypso was born. One of her many innovations was the " false nose ", or underwater observation chamber built around the prow and equipped with eight portholes for viewing.

    Much of the equipment was donated by the private sector, including many companies, and the French Navy. Jacques Cousteau and his wife Simone also devoted a major part of their personal resources to the ship

  • Thank you Malcolm for adding infos. Take care ♥☼ ♫ :))

    – 29Breizh33

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08about 4 years ago

    CONGRATS ON YOUR CHALLENGE WIN ! Nice photo – thanks for participation ;)

  • Thank you Marie-Jo. It’s a pleasure to participate. :))

    – 29Breizh33

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