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

CS Zeus
by Bill Glover


Built in 1984 by National Steel & Shipbuilding Corp.

Length 503 ft. Breadth 73 ft. Depth 25 ft. Displacement 8,370 tons

Built for the US Navy as a dual purpose cable layer/hydrographic survey ship. Fitted with four cable tanks and a stern gantry. Also fitted with three bow sheaves.

Copyright © 2007 FTL Design

Last revised: 11 May, 2007

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