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 2011  
23 December Added cableship page by Bill Glover: Scotia
10 December Added 1867 article on the construction and manufacture of the 1866 Atlantic cable, with technical details of the cables of 1858, 1865, and 1866
19 November Added cableship pages by Bill Glover: Al Hathera, King Feisal (1), Patrick Stewart (2)
17 November Added 1867 article on iceberg damage at Newfoundand to the 1866 Atlantic cable
7 November Added cableship pages by Bill Glover: Cable Enterprise (1), Malim, Norseman (4), Tung-Song
28 October Added 1897 article by Roland Belfort: The Making and Laying of an Atlantic Cable
28 October Added 1895 article by Roland Belfort: At an Atlantic Cable Station
27 October Added cableship pages by Bill Glover: Cormorant (1), Cormorant (2), Norseman (1), Norseman (2) / Norse, Viking (2)
25 October Added page on artist Joshua Taylor
14 October Added page on the China Submarine Telegraph Company's 1871 Singapore - Hong Kong cable
12 October Added cableship pages by Bill Glover: Great Northern, Henry Holmes
11 October Added page on the Indo-European Telegraph Company's 1869 and 1884 Straits of Kertch cables
8 October Added cableship pages by Bill Glover: Buccaneer, La Plata, Silvergray
6 October Added photographs and description of a damaged piece of core recovered in 1885 from the 1868 diversion of the 1858 Dunwich-Zandvoort cable
4 October Added cableship pages by Bill Glover: Bluethroat, John Cabot, Lady Laurier, Sackville, Tyrian, Whitethroat
23 September Added cableship pages by Bill Glover: John Pender (1), Magneta, Retriever (2), Sentinel (1), The Cable, Transmitter, Volta
11 September Added cableship pages by Bill Glover: Alert (1), Hodder, Mersey, Monarch (3), Dellwood, Ellery W. Niles, Hooker, Joseph Henry, Portunus, Silverado, Thor, Yamacraw
9 August Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Basil O. Lenoir and CS William A. Glassford
8 August Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Albert J. Myer and CS William G. Bullard / CS Neptune
7 August Added extracts from Archer P. Crouch's 1900 book on Silvertown
9 July Added page on Henry Saunders, who worked in the cable industry from 1854 to 1904
3 July Added page on the 1890 Halifax-Bermuda cable
18 June Added The First Atlantic Telegraph Cable by John Mullaly - a 1907 recap of his original writings
11 June Added obituary of cable pioneer Sir James Anderson
7 June Added new Cable Stories - David Watson's accounts of the laying of the 1968 Sicily-Libya cable (1973) and ANZCAN (1982)
29 May Added page on CS Pacific with an original drawing by Ken Smith
18 May Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Patrol and CS Patrick Stewart (1) with images courtesy of Tony Davies
11 March Added obituary of cable pioneer Willoughby Smith
11 March Added page on recovered samples of the 1850 Dover-Calais cable
24 February Added new Cable Story - Captain Christian Christenson: CS Ydun and the 1902 Mexico cable
30 January Added page by Bill Glover on CS Cyrus Field

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