Cable laying/repair ship Rene Descartes registered Marseilles working for the Orange communication company repairing telephone cable between the mainland at Largs Ayrshire and the island of great ***brae. Reene Descartes was the French philosopher who coined the expression --I drink therefore I am--
CS LORD KELVIN
Built 1916 by Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd.
Length 316.6 ft.
Breadth 41.2 ft.
Depth 22.7 ft.
Gross tonnage 2641
Built in 1916 for the Anglo American Telegraph Company
Used for cable repair duties, based at Halifax, Nova Scotia
Laid the first Permalloy loaded cable, th