New London Ship and Engine Company signed by Frank Cable

New London Ship and Engine Company signed by Frank Cable

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New London Ship and Engine Company signed by Frank Cable

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Beautifully engraved certificate from the New London Ship and Engine Company issued in 1926. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an engine. This item is hand signed by the Company’s Vice President ( Frank Cable ) and its Treasurer and is over 76 years old.
Certificate Vignette Frank Cable was a pioneer in submarine engineering and development. Mr. Cable's first introduction to submarines was shortly after the turn of the century when he assisted with electrical work on the submarine HOLLAND after it accidentally sank pierside. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Cable found himself as engineer-in-charge and trial captain for HOLLAND. Many of his ideas had to be incorporated into HOLLAND before the Navy accepted it as its first successful submarine. Mr. Cable's other accomplishments include helping train the Navy's first submarine crews, and participating in the design and construction of the "A," "R" and "S" classes of submarines. He also organized the New London Ship and Engine Company which built the first marine diesel engine in the United States. His company was later incorporated into the Electric Boat Company, now a subsidiary of General Dynamics. He remained active with the company until his death in 1945 at age 82. In honor of Mr. Cable, there is a ship named after him. The USS FRANK CABLE (AS 40) was built by Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, Seattle, WA. The ship was christened on January 14, 1978 by Mrs. Rose A. Michaelis, wife of Admiral F. H. Michaelis, then Chief of Naval Material. FRANK CABLE was officially commissioned a ship of the United States Navy on February 5, 1980.

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