National Geographic : 1945 Dec
726 The National Geographic Magazine British Combine Cable-type Pipe Passes Around a Drum Which Controls the Speed of Laying The pipe coiled in ships' holds was paid out as the vessels steamed across the Channel. It was filled with water while being laid to keep it from collapsing. American factories made much of the pipe. British Official This Pipe Was Made Like Hollow Submarine Cable and Coiled in Ships' Holds Sailor supervises stowing of the pipe in the Liberty ship Latimer, from which it was later paid out and laid on the Channel bottom (page 724). This 3-inch pipe was made by essentially the same process as undersea electric power cable-of lead with a protective cover of fabric, steel tape, and wire.