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

HMS/HMCS Whitethroat
by Bill Glover

HMS/HMCS WHITETHROAT

Built in 1944 by Cooke, Welton and Gemmel, Beverley

Length 164.0 ft  Breadth 27.5 ft  Depth 12.5 ft  Gross tonnage

Built as a controlled minelayer for the Royal Navy. Transferred to the Canadian Navy in 1944. After the war converted to act as a tender for naval experimental establishments.

HMS/HMCS STONECHAT (not illustrated)

Built in 1943 by Cooke, Welton and Gemmel, Beverley

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


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Last revised: 23 September, 2011

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