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Name: BULLFROG
Type: Cable Ship
Launched: 26/01/1944
Completed: 06/1944
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1802
Dimensions: 1524grt, 563nrt, 252.0 x 36.4 x 22.3ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (18, 22 & 36 x 24ins), 194nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 10.0knots
Reg Number: 181936
History:
06/1944 The Admiralty - British Royal Navy
1947 Cable & Wireless Ltd, London; renamed RETRIEVER
1960 Renamed RETRIEVER III
1961 Commercial Cable Co (Marine) Ltd, London
1961 Renamed CABLE RESTORER
1972 South Atlantic Cable Co Ltd, Cape Town
1994 Simonstown Maritime Museum
No later history known
Comments: Preserved as a museum exhibit at Simonstown, South Africa


Above photo as BULLFROG is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo as CABLE RESTORER is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as CABLE RESTORER is copyright of Bob Shackleton