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The Incredible Calypso

“The Calypso” was arguably the most famous vessel in the world throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s, captained by enigmatic and pioneering explorer, researcher and filmmaker Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Despite her small size, this converted WWII-era Minesweeper was packed to the gunnels with laboratories, workshops and darkrooms, gadgets such as innovative submersibles, helicopters, a unique bulbous bow, a suite of research equipment and an adventurous crew to match.