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

HMCS Sackville
by Bill Glover

HMCS SACKVILLE

Built in 1941 by St John Dry Dock Company, New Brunswick

Length 205.5 ft  Breadth 33.0 ft  Depth 14.5 ft  Gross tonnage 1085

Built as a Flower class corvette and later converted to cable ship and minelayer for harbour defence work.

Prefix HMCS stands for His/Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship


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Last revised: 4 October, 2011

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