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Cable layer: A cable layer or cable ship is a deep-sea vessel designed and used to lay underwater cables for telecommunications, electric power transmission, or other purposes. Cable ships are distinguished by large cable sheaves for guiding cable over bow or stern or both. Bow sheaves, some very large, were characteristic of all cable ships. Newer ships are tending toward pure stern layers with stern sheaves only as seen in the photo of CS Cable Innovator at the Port of Astoria on this page. The names of cable ships are often preceded by "C.S." as in CS Long Lines.
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Cable layer is a deep-sea vessel designed and used to lay underwater ca- bles for telecommunications, electricity, and such. A large superstructure, and one or more spools that feed off the transom distinguish it. A tugboat is a boat used to ...
by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press
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