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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 King Feisal (1)
by Bill Glover


Built in 1923 by John Brown and Company, Clydebank

Length 186.0 ft  Breadth 29.5 ft  Depth 14.5 ft  Gross tonnage 1025

Launched as the Sans Peur and used as the Iraqi Royal Yacht. Chartered from time to time by IIC and C&W to carry out cable repairs in the Persian Gulf.

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Last revised: 19 November, 2011

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