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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 Wave Sentinel
by Bill Glover

CS WAVE SENTINEL

Length 126.4 m Breadth 21.0 m Depth 6.0 m Gross tonnage 11166

Built 1995 by Koninklijke Scheldgroep BV., Vlissingen, The Netherlands as a Ro-ro (Roll on-roll off ) ferry for Commodore Shipping Ltd., Jersey and named Island Commodore. Sold to Global Marine Systems Ltd. in 1999 for conversion into a cable ship. The work was carried out on Teesside and completed in February 2000 when the vessel was renamed Wave Sentinel.

CS Wave Sentinel at Global Marine Systems Ltd. depot,
Portland Harbour, Dorset, England.

© Bill Glover, UK 2003

Copyright © 2007 FTL Design

Last revised: 11 May, 2007

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