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 2015
29 November Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Sarah Bryant, CS Seine, CS Suffolk
17 November Added 1861 publication: Lecture on the Insulation of Submarine Cables by Charles West
15 November Added page on the Cape Town Cable Station, 1890
6 November Added 1859 report on a presentation by Charles West of Silver's Patent Caoutchouc Insulator
3 November Added article on an 1874 visit to the Siemens Brothers factory at Charlton
3 November Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Resolute, CS Rhiwderin, CS Robert Lowe, CS Roddam
23 October Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Persian, CS Professor Morse, CS Propontis
5 October Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Narva, CS Newfield, CS Okinawa Maru, CS Orizaba
28 September Added page on the 1858 Cable Jubilee in Albany, New York, which includes details of a cable sample presented by Emery Brothers
21 September Added page on the laying of the 1866 River Plate cable, from an original newspaper account
9 September Added new Cable Story - Captain Samuel Trott of CS Minia: “How Cables are Laid and Repaired” (1895 talk)
8 September Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Levant I, CS Marion Moore, CS Medina, CS Medway
23 August Added contemporary accounts of the 1899 fitting out and subsequent sinking of CS Hooker
18 August Added pages by Bill Glover on CS International and CS Investigator
17 August Added story on the 1866 expedition and original Joseph Becker sketches to the page on the 1865 cable expedition as reported in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper
12 August Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Hawk, CS Hawthorns and CS Hibernia
10 August Added W.T. Henley's Telegraph Works Co. Ltd. Long Service Certificate
6 August Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Genesta and CS Gomos
5 August Added new Cable Story - Kristian Nielsen, laying the BLAST system in American Samoa, CS Intrepid, May 2015
2 August Added four new images to the Atlantic Cable Broadsides page
14 July Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Edinburgh and CS Elba
10 July Added page by Bill Glover on CS Dix Décembre (later CS Ampere (1)
3 July Added 1890 article on the 50th wedding anniversary testimonial for Cyrus West Field and Mary Bryan Stone
3 July Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Berwick, CS Calabria, CS Caroline, CS Chevy Chase
9 June Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Belgian, CS Blazer (1), CS Blazer (2), CS Britannia (1), CS Brunswick
6 June Added page on the 1865 cable expedition as reported in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, New York
1 June Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Albany, CS Ambassador, CS Archimedes, CS Argus
26 May Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Africa and CS Agnes
1 May Added page by Allan Green of archive indexes for W.T. Henley's Telegraph Works Company
26 April Added page on John Young: the northern route connection and the Russian-American telegraph
25 April Added article by Tim Knox on Punta Rassa Cable Station and the Sinking of USS Maine
21 April Added page by Bill Glover on HMS Amethyst and HMS Iris, used as cable hulks to transfer cable to Great Eastern in 1865, 1866, and 1869.
19 April Bill Glover has completed extensive additions to the 1845-1900 Cable Timeline based on original Telcon manufacturing records recently provided by Alcatel
16 April Added lithograph by Henry M. Ash based on his pencil drawings made on the 1884 Atlantic cable expedition
10 March Added new Cable Story - Alexander Purse Murdoch. CS Faraday (2) North Atlantic cable repairs (1929) and Bass Strait cable expedition (1935)
26 February Added official reports of meetings of the Atlantic Telegraph Company for February 1858 and December 1858
30 January Added photographs of USNS Albert J. Myer
29 January Added section on CS Newington
18 January Added page on the contribution of Standard Telephones & Cables (STC) to TAT-1
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