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

CS Telekabel
by Bill Glover


Built in 1957 by Glommens Mek Verksted, Fredrikstad

Length 185 ft. 10 ins.  Breadth 32 ft. 10 ins.,  Draught 13 ft. 11 ins.  Gross tonnage 860

Built for the Norwegian PTT and fitted with a double hydraulic paying out-picking up machine supplied by Johnson and Phillips; this was mounted on the shelter deck. Two bow sheaves and one cable tank capable of holding 400 tons of cable were also fitted. In 1995 sold to Numenor International Inc., Panama, and renamed Vulcan.

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Last revised: 15 October, 2014

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