Solid Hull Model ship Kits
The Calypso was built in the USA in 1942 as a minesweeper. she was bought in 1950 by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and after extensive changes and modifications became a fully equipped ocean research vessel, complete with observation chamber, inflatable boat for shallow waters, helicopter
This is the ship which gave its name to the movie starring Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. The story takes place during World War I. the African Queen attacks the German warship "Konigin Luise" on lake Victoria in Africa, after a long and dangerous trip down the tributaries to the lake.