History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network

1891 Anglo-German Cable
Bacton - Emden 1

Cable image courtesy of Fons Vanden Berghen.
View Fons' collection at his website

The 1891 Bacton to Emden Anglo-German cable was manufactured by Siemens Brothers for the British GPO and laid by CS Faraday (1).

The cable has twelve armoring wires and is a four conductor telegraph cable, each conductor with seven strands.

Ocean Cable Hut, Bacton

Three cables ran from Bacton, Norfolk, to Germany:
1891 Bacton - Emden No 1
1896 Bacton - Emden No 2
1901 Bacton - Borkum - Emden No 3

The diamond shaped "Prohibited Anchorage" signs
can be seen above and to the right of the cable hut.

Last revised: 4 March, 2014

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