Escher.gif (426 bytes) History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network
Site Changes 2010  
27 December Added review of Tim Harding's book Correspondence Chess in Britain and Ireland, 1824-1987
24 December Added page on the Hawaii-Japan Trans Pacific Cable 1, 1964
10 December Added new Cable Story - Ken Smith, Cable Jointer- life on board cable ships during the war and after
26 November Added 1912 article on a visit to W.T. Henley's Telegraph Works Co., Ltd.
3 September Added page by Bill Glover on the 1870 Bombay-Aden-Suez cable
3 September Added page by Bill Glover on the Western Union cable station at Penzance
30 August Added article by Steven Roberts on John W. Brett - the first comprehensive writing on the life and work of this cable pioneer
12 August Added page on the 1870 Salcombe - Brest cable
2 August Added news report from 1890 on a tribute to Cyrus Field on his 50th wedding anniversary
10 July Added new Cable Story - Hugh McDonald Campbell, CS Faraday (2)
5 July Added page on the International Cable Protection Committee, with souvenir items
26 June Added Old Cable Stories Retold by Frederick C. Webb, a series published in The Electrician from 1884-86
21 June Added page by Steven Roberts on CS Monarch (1) - the first custom-fitted cableship
21 June Added page by Steven Roberts on Fenton, Hyde & Company – the mystery cable maker
15 June Added page on Frederick C. Webb, who worked on some of the earliest cables
4 June Added 1899 article on Scottish Cable Huts
2 June Added report on the laying of the 1851 Channel cable
19 May Added page on SL fiber optic cable - report on the first ever deep-sea trials of lightguide cable in 1982
18 May Added page on the 1899/1900 Cape Town - St Helena - Ascension - St Vincent cable
12 May Added article on Making the 1865 Atlantic Cable - a factory visit
18 April Added page on cables at Le Havre, France
12 April Added page by Bill Glover on Captain Robert Halpin of the Great Eastern
1 March Added page on Sir John Pender and the Silver Jubilee of the Establishment of Submarine Telegraphy to the Far East - 1894
1 March Added page on the 1866 South Foreland (England) - La Panne (Belgium) Cable
28 February Added page on the 1883 Fishguard (Wales) - Blackwater (Ireland) Cable
28 February Added full text of Frederick R Window's anonymously published 1859 pamphlet The Atlantic and South Atlantic Telegraphs
28 February Added page on an early 1900s Telcon cable sample case
25 February Added page on the 1982/1983 Burgau (Portugal) cables
23 February Added technical article on the 1921 Key West to Havana Submarine Telephone Cable
12 February Added page by Steven Roberts on Captain William Rowett, the inventor and promoter of a hemp-covered “light cable”
10 February Added page by Tom Hambright on the International Ocean Telegraph Company at Key West
10 February Added page by J. Gregory Griffin on the history of the Key West to Havana Submarine Telephone Cables
1 February Added page by Steven Roberts on the Great Eastern's first cable
24 January Added page by Bill Glover on CS Pouyer-Quertier
20 January Added full text of Wildman Whitehouse's 1855 paper: Report of a Series of Experimental Observations on Two Lengths of Electric Cable, Containing, in the Aggregate, 1,125 Miles of Wire
15 January Added page by Steven Roberts on Thomas Allan, the inventor and promoter of “light cable”
15 January Added page on cable report books published by the India Rubber, Gutta Percha, and Telegraph Works Co., Limited
1 January Added page by Bill Glover on the Commercial Telegram Bureaux

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