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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 Bluethroat
by Bill Glover


Built in 1955 by Geo. T. Dare and Son Ltd., Lauzon

Length 157.0 ft  Breadth 33.0 ft  Depth 14.6 ft  Gross tonnage 560

Built as a controlled minelayer but was able to carry out cable work.

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Last revised: 4 October, 2011

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