The hydrodynamic force on a cable inclined to the direction of flow, though derived previously, is not widely known. A simple experiment is described which verifies the magnitude and direction of this force, showing that it is normal to the cable, not parallel to the flow.
Watson, E. E.. 1954. "An experiment to determine the hydrodynamic forces on a cable inclined to the direction of flow." Journal of Marine Research 12, (3). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/797