Ocean cables and cable ships

Ocean cables
Have you ever wondered how telecommunication cables that connect continents get laid on the sea bed? The CS Chamarel, and other cable ships like her, are built for purpose with large cable sheaves (which guide the cable into the ocean) extending over the ship's bow. Cool heh?

You may find it interesting to read a little more about the history of cables ships and the laying of the first transatlantic cable here.

3 thoughts on “Ocean cables and cable ships

  1. Paul

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    True Steve, she’s there very often. I wonder if she’s been on any missions this past year.

    Dude, that’s an awesome photo. The wide-angle works beautifully, and the pastel colours are just superb!

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