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

CS Stanley Angwin
by Bill Glover


CS Stanley Angwin at Newcastle upon Tyne

Built in 1952 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd

Length 318 ft3 in. Breadth 41 ft 2 in. Depth 19 ft. Gross tonnage 2530

Built for and owned by Cable & Wireless and used for cable repairs. Named after a C&W chairman, Sir Stanley Angwin.

Three tanks with a capacity of 18,850 cubic feet of cable were fitted. Three bow sheaves of 3'6" diameter were fitted, but no stern sheaves.

Based at Singapore, where she relieved Recorder (2) and was used for cable repairs. In service until March 1971 when she was laid up. Sold for scrap in May 1972 to Belgian shipbreakers.

This 9-minute video on the ship was released by the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum in August 2019:

See also the Stamps page entry on Stanley Angwin.

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Last revised: 30 August, 2019

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