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

CS Stanelco (1)
by Bill Glover


Built in 1944 by Teesside Bridge & Engine Works, England

Length 156.5 ft.  Breadth 22.1 ft. Draught 9.2 ft.  Gross tonnage 319

A tank landing craft purchased by Standard Telephon og Kabelfabrik and converted for laying power cables in Norwegian coastal waters. Cable machinery was fitted in the tank deck along with a hold for storing cable. Initially two bow sheaves were fitted but were replaced by a large skid.

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Last revised: 15 October, 2014

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