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History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network

CS Ingul
by Bill Glover


The promotional brochure reproduced below gives a comprehensive overview of the layout, machinery, and fittings of a cableship built in 1962 for the Government of the USSR by Wartsila-koncernen A/B of Helsinki, Finland, with cable machinery supplied by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company (Telcon).

Length 427' 10"; Breadth 56' 6"; Draught 17' 1"; Gross tonnage 5,644. Twin screw, diesel-electric propulsion; speed 14 knots. Three cable tanks. Launched 14 April 1962.

CS Ingul


Deck Plans

Captain's Deck, Navigation Bridge, Compass Deck

Boat Deck

Main Deck

'Tween Deck

Lower Deck

Floor Plan

Machinery Arrangement
1. Main Diesel Engine, 2. Auxiliary Diesel Engine, 3. Main Generator,
4. Auxiliary Generator. 5. Propeller Motor, 6. Turning Gear for Main Engine,
7. Turning Gear for Propeller Motor, 8. Air Compressor, 9. Converter for Propeller Motor,
10. Steam Boiler, 11. Cooling Water Pump for Main Engines, 12. Cooling Water Pump for Auxiliary Engines,
13. Cooling Water Pump for Fuel Injection Valves, 14. Fuel Oil Booster Pump, 15. Lubricating Oil Circulating Pump,
16. Fuel Oil Transfer Pump, 17. Cooling Water Pump for Cable Machinery, 18. Cooling Water Pump for Refrigerating Machinery,
19. Oil Sludge Pump, 20 & 21. Bilge & Ballast Pump,
22. Bilge & Sewage Pump, 23. Seawater Hydrophore Pump, 24. Freshwater Hydrophore Pump,
25. Drinking Water Hydrophore Pump, 26. Sanitary Ejector Pump, 27. Fire Pump,
28. Starting Air Compressor, 29 & 30. Starting Air Receiver,
31. Main Diesel Lubricating Oil Cooler, 32. Main Diesel Freshwater Cooler, 33. Cooler for Main Diesel Fuel Injection Valves,
34. Seawater Control Slide Valve, 35. Refrigerating Machinery, 36. Cooling Water Pump for accommodation ventilation Refrigerating Machinery,
37. Seawater Filter, 38. Seawater Intake, 39. Lubricating Oil Filter for Main Engines,
40. Seawater Hydrophore Tank, 41. Fuel Oil Separator, 42. Spare Separator,
43. Lubricating Oil Separator, 44. Bilge Water Separator, 45. Sanitary Tank,
46. Freshwater Hydrophore Tank, 47. Drinking Water Hydrophore Tank, 48, Lathe,
49. Drilling Machine, 50. Grinding Machine, 51. Table,
52. Sound-proof Cubicle, 53. Main Switchboard, 54. Auxiliary Switchboard,
55. Switchboard for Cable Winches, 56. Main Engine Silencer, 57. Auxiliary Engine Silencer,
58. "Active" Rudder Converter, 59. Main Generator Converter, 60 & 61. Converter.


As the USSR laid no international cables of its own, it is assumed that its small fleet of cable ships was occupied in maintaining a domestic cable network, together with defence work.

Copyright © 2007 FTL Design

Last revised: 4 June, 2008

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