Digital full-size plans on Cd Semi-Scale 1/162 Cable-laying Ship MERCURY suiotable for radio control;
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Digital full-size plans on Cd
Not a printed plan and no material supplied
The Cable-laying Ship
Digital Full-Size printson a sheet 36” x 24”
DigitalSix-page Article description Photos and building notes
Digital Files are TIFF, JPEG and PDF
Printing………..MAY BE DONE AT A COPY HOUSE
…………………..ALSO INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINTING AT HOME
Beam 4 1/3
An unusual prototype suitable for modellers with a little experience.
Designed by N. F. Warren
MERCURY, being a cable-laying vessel, is an unusual choice of prototype. By nature of their design, cable-laying ships are usually very good-looking, and Mercury is no exception. She is the fastest and largest vessel in the fleet operated by Cable & Wireless Ltd., and was completed in October 1962 by Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd., at Birkenhead. Her first assignment was to lay the 3,200 mile Suva-Hawaii section of the Commonwealth Pacific cable — part of a round-the-world telephone link.
The cable deck is totally enclosed and runs the entire length of the vessel. Living and storeroom spaces are above and below this deck. Particularly interesting features of the ship include twin funnels, clipper bow and an all-white paint scheme, which combine to produce a very handsome vessel. Length overall is 473 ft. with length b.p. 420 ft. and a beam of 58 ft. 6 in.