CS Faraday (1874)

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CS Faraday shortly after her launch in 1874
Career (United Kingdom) British Red Ensign
Name: CS Faraday
Operator: Siemens Brothers
Builder: C. Mitchell & Company
Launched: 17 February 1874
Out of service: 1950
Fate: Became a coal hulk in 1924, then a stores ship in 1941, scrapped in 1950.
General characteristics
Tonnage: 5052 tons
Length: 360.38 ft (109.84 m)
Beam: 52.25 ft (15.93 m)
Depth: 39.6 ft (12.1 m)

The CS Faraday was a cable ship built by the Siemens Brothers Company in 1874.

The Faraday was built to William Siemens' specification as he had first hand experience of the unsuitability of chartered vessels for cable laying. The Faraday incorporated twin screws and a bow rudder amongst other modifications to improve her suitability for this task. William's wife Anne launched the ship with the traditional smashing of a bottle of wine.

Faraday spent the next 50 years laying an estimated total of 50,000 nautical miles (93,000 km) of cable for the Siemens Brothers, including several transatlantic cables under the supervision of Alexander Siemens. She was sold for scrap in 1924 but proved to be too difficult to break up and was resold to the Anglo-Algiers Coaling Company for use as a coal hulk, being renamed Analcoal. She was moved to Gibraltar in 1931 to store coal and then to become a Royal Navy storeship in Sierra Leone in 1941. She was towed to a South Wales breakers yard for scrap in 1950.


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