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

CS Poolster (2)
by Bill Glover


Built in 1938 by N. V. Noord Nederlandsche Scheepswerven, Groningen

Length 153.5 ft.  Breadth 23.25 ft.  Draught 6.66 ft. Gross tonnage 265

Built for the Netherlands PTT for cable repairs to coastal and river cables. Fitted with two electrically driven combined paying out-picking up machines supplied by Johnson and Phillips, which were mounted one to port and one to starboard near the bows. Also fitted were two bow sheaves and one cable tank, this capable of holding 165 tons of cable.

Sold in 1970 to NV Holland Sea Fishing Tours and renamed Zeester. Subsequently broken up, date unknown.
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Last revised: 15 October, 2014

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