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

by Bill Glover


Built in 1944 by Philip & Son, Dartmouth

Length 110.25 ft  Breadth 26.5 ft  Depth 8.0 ft  Displacement 346

One of eight controlled minelayers built for the Royal Navy. Later renamed Steady and used for stabilisation trials at Portland. Sold to Pounds of Portsmouth in 1980 and broken up the following year.

This photograph of Miner VII was kindly sent by site visitor Jacqui Cooper, who notes that it was a family photo:

The mount has the name “Wright and Logan, Southsea” and the photo
is captioned in pen and ink “H.M.S. Miner VII July 12th 1946”

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Last revised: 14 September, 2020

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