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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 A.B. Wood II
by Bill Glover


Built in 1972

Length 150.0 ft.  Breadth 36.0 ft  Draught 9.0 ft  Gross tonnage 195.

Used by Marine Acoustical Services, a subsidiary of Tracor Marine, in research connected with underwater sound and oceanographic fields. Fitted with three 7 ft 6 ins bow sheaves and a fore - aft cable run to accommodate the heavy cables and loads. Fitted with a transportable cable winch, with cable being stored on the aft deck. Fitted with a transverse bow thruster and active rudder to assist in station keeping.

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Last revised: 20 June, 2013

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