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CS Mackay-Bennett

Series exploring four ships built on the river Clyde. David Hayman tells the story of CS Mackay-Bennett, a cable repair ship launched in 1884.

David Hayman explores the stories of four ships, built on the river Clyde, that helped forge links with countries throughout the Commonwealth of Nations.

Here, David tells the story of CS Mackay-Bennett, a cable repair ship launched on the Clyde in 1884. She kept information flowing along a network of underwater cables that connected Britain with her empire and the world - the Victorian internet of its day. It's also a story of a date with disaster, as the ship and her crew recovered the bodies of those who died when the Titanic sank. David travels to Halifax in Canada to find some facts about the ship and to unravel a DNA mystery that's taken over a century to solve.

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Role Contributor
Presenter David Hayman
Executive Producer Craig Hunter
Director Russell Leven
Series Producer Graeme Thomson

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How the Clydebuilt team created the Cutty Sark in 3D

How the Clydebuilt team created the Cutty Sark in 3D

See it in position on the River Clyde.