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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 / HMS / CS Emile Baudot
by Bill Glover

CS / HMS / CS EMILE BAUDOT

Built  1917 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd

Length 222.5 ft  Breadth 32.2 ft  Depth 19.2 ft  Gross tonnage 1049

First cable repair ship owned by the French PTT and based at Le Havre for maintaining French coastal and Anglo-French cables. Taken over by the Royal Navy during WW2 and used for harbour defence work. Returned to the French PTT in 1945. Then based at Brest maintaining Anglo-French  and French Atlantic cables. Sold for scrap in 1962

CABLE WORK

1936 Marseilles, France - Bizerte, Tunisia - Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia
1957 France - Algeria

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Last revised: 16 February, 2013

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