|A LITTLE HISTORY:
The CS Cable Restorer is a cable repair
ship built for the Royal Navy in England, launched in 1944 as HMS
Bullfrog. She was used in the laying and maintaining of ASDIC (Anti-Submarine
Detection Committee) loops. In 1946 she was bought by the Cable & Wireless
Company and renamed Retriever.
The Commercial Company bought her in 1961 and named her Cable
Restorer. In July 1972 her registry was changed from British
to South African when she was purchased by the South Atlantic
Cable Company. She used Simons Town as her home port, while looking
after and repairing South Africa's first undersea cable, which
was laid in 1968. With the installation of the new fibre optic
undersea cable connecting South Africa to Europe and the USA,
the Cable Restorer became redundant and was to be scrapped. She
was granted reprieve in 1993 however, when she was donated to
the Simons Town Museum. From 1995 to 1999 she was home to 200
maritime students from Simons Town High School and is presently
the venue of the unique "Roaring Forties" created to
generate funds to help with the upkeep of the CS Cable Restorer.
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For something completely different,
dine on board the beautiful Museum Ship, CS Cable Restorer, which
houses to Roaring Forties Floating Functions Restaurant, docked
in historic and picturesque Simons Town. We specialize in special
occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, conferences
& conference lunches and dinners as well as product launches. We
have also created an A la Carte menu for smaller parties to visit
on the days we are open. Please contact us for our open days on 021
7864808 or 082 3711377 or email us on email@example.com.
Advanced booking (1 or 2 days) is essential as we need to notify
the Naval Security.
For those looking for a romantic venue for
their wedding we are trying to offer an all round service to relieve
the stress of wedding planning. Choose a menu, a gift, a cake and
stationary from our list of options, all at value for money prices.
We can also recommend or assist you when planning your service,
church, music, flowers, make-up and hair as well as accommodation
close by for the bridal party. Couples are also welcome to hold
their ceremony on board for no extra charge.