degaussing cable

degaussing cable

[dē′gau̇s·iŋ ‚kābəl]
(electromagnetism)
A single-conductor or multiple-conductor cable used on ships for degaussing.
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British boffins hit back at the mine threat by fitting the hulls of most large British ships with degaussing cable. This greatly reduced the threat from magnetic mines.
announced that it had successfully demonstrated a full-scale HTS-based degaussing cable. Its laboratory setup uses a gaseous helium-cooled 40-meter bismuth calcium copper oxide HTS cable to produce 4100 amp-turns, a magnetic flux that is comparable to the existing copper-based degaussing cables used in military ships.
Like himself, my father was a discharged regular soldier doing whatever work he could get, which during the war included the back-breaking labour of fitting degaussing cables around ships to repel magnetic mines.