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Name: BULLHEAD
Type: Cable Ship
Launched: 03/10/1944
Completed: 05/1945
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1804
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: 181889
History:
05/1945 The Admiralty - British Royal Navy
1947 Cable & Wireless Ltd, London; renamed ELECTRA
1959 Commercial Cable Co Ltd, London; renamed CABLE GUARDIAN
21/06/1964 Broken up
Comments: 21/06/1964: Arrived at Inverkeithing for breaking up by TW Ward Ltd


Above photos as BULLHEAD is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo as BULLHEAD is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as BULLHEAD is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as ELECTRA is copyright of the Telegraph Museum at Porthcurno

Above photo as CABLE GUARDIAN is copyright of Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks