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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 Emba
by Bill Glover


Built in 1980 by Wartsila A/B, Helsinki.

Length 249 ft  Breadth 41.3 ft  Depth 9.8 ft.  Gross tonnage 2050

Cable layer used for laying cable in shallow waters. Cable capacity 380 tonnes. Served with the Northern Arctic Fleet until 1997 when transferred to Estonia.

Copyright © 2007 FTL Design

Last revised: 2 October, 2007

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