Bell from Cable Ship 'Faraday', 1923

Made:
1923 in Hebburn
maker:
Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company Limited

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Bell from CS Faraday, sunk 1941, made by Palmer's Shipbuilding and Iron Company, Hebburn, England, 1923.

The Cable Ship 'Faraday' was built in 1923 to replace an ageing cable ship of the same name. It was owned by Siemens Brothers, and was nearly 400 feet long. It was used to lay many submarine cables during its time in service. In 1939, it was used to recover 265 nautical miles of German submarine cable to help disrupt enemy communications. On 25 March 1941, it was sunk by a German plane. Its wreck now lies under the cliffs at Hoopers Point, Pembrokeshire.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1970-72
Materials:
metal (unknown), rope, wood (unidentified)
type:
bell
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • sound device
  • idiophone
  • struck idiophone
  • percussion idiophone
credit:
Donated by GEC-AEI Telecommunications Limited

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