Note: Hawser-Laid/Cable-Laid

By John Harland, published August 2005


The significance of the difference in meaning between these two terms, dependent as they are on which side of the Atlantic they are used. English sources make the distinction that hawser-laid ropes are laid right-handed‘with the sun’, while cable-laid are against the sun. In America, cable or hawser laid rope is left-handed rope of nine strands.

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Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship

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