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- n. a vessel fitted for laying and repairing submarine cables; it has a large roller built over the bows for paying out cable
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In the misty dawn of August 5, when the war was only five hours old, the British cable ship Teleconia dragged her grappling irons along the muddy bottom of the southern North Sea.
Harry Reed’s friend rested on his sculls and let the tide float him gently past the big cable ship at her moorings off-shore.
WIT message from British ship MBBL (Clement) received by cable ship GBVS