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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 Al Hathera
by Bill Glover


Built by McLachlan and Company, Paisley

Length 125.5 ft  Breadth 25.1 ft  Depth 9.5 ft  Gross tonnage 299

Chartered from the Government of Zanzibar for cable repair work around Zanzibar.

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Last revised: 19 November, 2011

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