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

CS Nordkabel (1)
by Bill Glover


Built in 1948 in Drammen

Length 72.0 ft.  Breadth 20.5 ft.  Gross tonnage 85.

Built for the Norwegian PTT for cable repairs. Fitted with a hydraulically driven paying out-picking up machine supplied by Johnson and Phillips. Power was supplied via a pump linked to the main propulsion motor. Also fitted with a single bow sheave. Based at Bodø until 1970 when moved to Bergen after being converted to a transport and workshop vessel and being renamed Tele 5.

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Last revised: 15 October, 2014

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