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    Default biggest crab boat ever

    or what's that spool for?

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    Default Re: biggest crab boat ever

    Maybe laying cable?
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    Default Re: biggest crab boat ever

    ASW towed-array sonar.
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    Default Re: biggest crab boat ever

    Thatís the nunya spool.

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    Default Re: biggest crab boat ever

    I vote for cable-laying ship. Can anybody make out the last word of the ship's name ("Gitta of..."), or its port of registry?
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    Default Re: biggest crab boat ever

    S/S Citta di Milano/ home port: La Spezia in Italy, built by Robert Thompson in 1886.
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    Default Re: biggest crab boat ever

    Citta Di Milano SS was an Italian Cable Layer of 2,691grt that was scuttled at Savona on the 9th September 1943.

    https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?163373

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    Default Re: biggest crab boat ever

    So; not a crab boat, but a long-liner...
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    Default Re: biggest crab boat ever

    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    So; not a crab boat, but a long-liner...
    Minus the hooks one hopes?
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    Default Re: biggest crab boat ever

    Probably the biggest cable layer.... by Brunel of course.

    SSGreatEastern.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Minus the hooks one hopes?
    Except when they have to grapple the broken ends of the cable off the sea floor to splice it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willmarsh3 View Post
    Except when they have to grapple the broken ends of the cable off the sea floor to splice it.
    That sounds like an incredible feat.
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    Default Re: biggest crab boat ever

    They had to do it several times when the Great Eastern laid the transatlantic cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Probably the biggest cable layer.... by Brunel of course.

    SSGreatEastern.jpg
    Not his greatest achievement to my mind.Not only because of it's limited commercial success.The three skeletons found between the hull skins doesn't commend the working practices or oversight during the building.

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