HS KALIPSO (M 64)
Ship’s coat of arm is a wooden shield and depicts a dolphin neutralizing a Mk-6 mine in white background. Ship’s name is written in gold letters in its top side.
HS KALYPSO is one of the two MHC OSPREY class that were commissioned in the Hellenic Navy. She was launched on October 11 1989 and was commissioned on August 6 1994, by the name USS HERON and side number 52.
On March 16 2007 the ship was commissioned in the HN and was given the name HS KALYPSO and side number Μ-64. The first CO was Lieutenant Commander G. Karageorgis HN.
It is the fourth time that the name Kalypso has been given to a ship which belongs to the HN. Ship’s name has its origins in the Greek mythology. Kalypso was a mythological nymph, mostly known by Odyssey.