Royal Navy Submarine Berthing Lines

As a company we were asked to replace steel wire ropes with Dyneema alternative, these wire ropes were being used to hold submarines in position whilst alongside.  The wire cables were not easy to handle, transport or install.  The Dyneema based solution we provided is 1/8 of the weight, has the same tensile strength as the wire rope and will not recoil and cause threat to life if it exceeded the MBL.  All of these highlight the benefits of using synthetic ropes for mooring as opposed to Steel wire. 

English Braids provide a full range of mooring lines, berthing hawsers and tow lines to service the commercial marine sector.  We are the UK partner for Dyneema and can provide all grades SK75, SK78, SK99 and DM20 alongside our own EB Steelsafe HMPE.  Our team of specialist technical sales personnel can assist you on the type of fibres that are most applicable to the needs of your project.  As standard we can supply ropes up to 96mm in any required length required.

Our products are widely used across Defence and we as a company are relied heavily on to support the Royal Navy, as such our products have NATO Stock Numbers (NSN) attributed to them, we welcome enquiries from our NATO partners across the globe should you require the same standard of product.

Our reputation for quality and our track record for performance and delivery make us the perfect partner for any mooring, towing or berthing applications.  Safety is imperative to all that we do as such, all our lines come fully certified, and we are available pre and post sales for any technical help our customers require.

If you would like to find out more, have a similar issue, or have an urgent enquiry please contact a technical specialist working within our sales department via email on or call us on +44 (0)1684 892222.

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