How long was Cousteau's Calypso (ship) and what was her top speed?

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asked Aug 17, 2017 in Scuba Diving by richardehyman (2,630 points)

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answered Aug 18, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
She is 42 meters long, weight 360 tons, top speed 12 knots
commented Aug 18, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
I would say that is close. I say 139 feet. That is my understanding. 10 knots is my understanding of the top speed, which is rarely achieved. Painfully slow. I was a diver on Calypso and write about it in my book Frogmen.
commented Aug 19, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
Got my info from the internet you know if it's on the internet it has to be true lol
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answered Aug 17, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
Depends on how long a British Minesweeper was... probably close to 231ft depending on the class of minesweeper it was. Speed, was probably around 17kn or 20mph, based on some googling.
commented Aug 18, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
139 feet. 10 knots top speed.
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