Ship: IRIS ( 1940-1976 Cable repair ship 251 feet long of General Post Office, London)
|Port of Registry:||London|
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Built in 1940 by Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd.
Length 251 ft 8 in Breadth 35 ft 3 in Draught 16 ft 4 in Gross tonnage 1479
Built for the GPO for cable repair work in British and Continental waters. Fitted with three tanks with a capacity of 16110 cubic feet, equivalent to about 700 tons of telegraph cable.