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

CS William G. Bullard / Neptune
by Bill Glover

CS WILLIAM G. BULLARD / NEPTUNE

Built in 1946 by Pusey and Jones, Wilmington, Delaware

Length 334.0 ft. Breadth 47.1 ft. Depth 30.8 ft Gross tonnage 3929

As CS William G. Bullard

As CS Neptune

Sister ship to CS Albert J. Myer, with identical equipment and layout. Placed in reserve until 1953 when acquired by the US Navy. Refitted at the Bethlehem Steel Company Shipyard, Baltimore, and renamed Neptune. Scrapped by International Shipbreaking Ltd., Brownsville, Texas in 2005.


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Last revised: 9 August, 2011

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