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CALISTO OF NP at Marina Zeas 03/Aug/06

CALISTO OF NP is a 1954 Yacht Conversion from a minesweeper originally by Astoria Shipbuilding 1944

Photos by willawake and Canon 20D

 

 
Originally built for the US Navy by Astoria Marine Construction Co. in 1944 as a 136ft YMS-1 Class Minesweeper, CALISTO OF NP was purchased by Thomas Loel Guinness and converted to a yacht in 1954. She is a "sister" vessel of Jacques Cousteau's LA CALYPSO which was also owned by Mr. Guinness and leased to Mr. Cousteau for 1 franc per year.
 
     
 
 
LOA : 41.5 m
Beam : 7.4 m
Draft : 3.0 m
 
Construction : Wood / Wood
Built : 1944, Astoria USA
Conversion : 1954
Engines : 2 x 500 BHP Deutz
Speed : 12 / 14 Knots
Guests : 10
Exnames : CALISTO
     
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