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

MV Dock Express 20
by Bill Glover


Built 1983 by Verolme Heusden, Netherlands

Length 169.52 m. Breadth 24.2 m Depth 8.79 m

Owned by Dock-Express Shipping BV. Built originally for offshore oil work. Converted for cable work by Tyco Submarine Systems (now Tycom) and operated by them on long term charter.

MV Dock Express 20 at the Global Marine Ltd. depot, Portland Harbour, Dorset, UK
Photographs © 2002 T. F. Watson, UK

Copyright © 2007 FTL Design

Last revised: 11 May, 2007

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