Saturday, 10 July 2010

USNS ZEUS - T-ARC 7

A closer view of the US Naval Ship ZEUS, lying at Garelochhead. She is able to lay 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of cable at depths of up to 9,000 feet (2,700 m), and is the only vessel of her type operated by the US Navy at the present time. Her principal role is to transport, deploy, retrieve and repair submarine cables and also to test underwater sound devices, as well as conducting acoustic, hydrographic, and bathymetric surveys. ZEUS arrived on the Clyde on 28 June.

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