History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
Anglo-Danish No. 1 and
Peter Faber (2) picked up the three shore ends and other equipment
from STC's factory at Southampton, leaving for Winterton on the 30th May
1963. Bad weather prevented any work being carried out until the 5th June
when a line attached to the Anglo-German No 1 shore end was fired ashore
by rocket and the cable itself was then pulled ashore by tractor. Attempts
to carry out a similar operation with the German No 2 shore end failed
and the line was eventually brought ashore by rowing boat. CS Peter
Faber's motor launch brought the line for the Anglo-Danish cable ashore
on the 8th June and all three cables had been connected and buried by
the following day. Laying of the main cables was carried out by HMTS
Monarch (4) and all three cables, each with a capacity of 120 circuits,
were brought into service during 1964.
See this explanation of sea earths from DE GIULI, Italo, Submarine Telegraphy - A Practical Manual, London, 1932, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd.
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