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

1926 Sennen Cove - Bay Roberts - New York Cable

The Western Union Telegraph Company
Newfoundland-Penzance Cable, 1926.
Cable sample at Admiralty House Museum
and Archives
, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland

This continuously loaded cable was made by Telcon for the Western Union Telegraph Company and laid by CS Colonia. System length was 3410 nm.

See also the 1924 New York - Azores cable, of identical construction.


The Admiralty House Museum and Archives, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, has a small but interesting display on transatlantic cable communications, and is worth a visit when in Newfoundland.

Last revised: 9 February, 2010

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