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HMS Calypso Table Napkin Ring - Click for the bigger picture

HMS Calypso Table Napkin Ring

In standard form with applied Royal Navy crest to front. Calypso was a C class cruiser, launched in 1917 and saw action in WWI. In 1922 she came to the rescue of the Greek royal family. During WWII she had the distinction of being the first British vessel to be sunk by the Italian navy when she was torpedoed by the Italian submarine R.Smg. Bagnolini south of Crete on 12th June, 1940, just two days after Italy declared war on Great Britain.