Первое в мире кабелеукладочное судно специальной постройки CS Hooper/Silvertown
History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communicationsfrom the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network
CS Hooper/Silvertownby Bill Glover
Length 338.2 ft. Breadth 55.0 ft. Depth 34.6 ft. Gross tonnage 4,935.
Built 1873 by C. Mitchell and Co., Newcastle.
Single screw. Compound engine of 1800 hp. Speed 10½ knots.
Originally built to carry the whole of the cable to be laid between England and Bermuda for the Great Western Telegraph Company, the ship was going to be named Great Western.
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CS Hooper Cable Laying Ship, the world’s first cable laying ship,marks the advent of cable ships and holds a very prestigious place in the maritime industry.