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

HMS Ringdove
by Bill Glover


Built in 1938 by Henry Robb Shipyard, Leith

Length 163.75 ft  Breadth 27.2 ft  Depth 8.0 ft  Displacement 498

One of three controlled minelayers built in 1938. Sold in 1951 to a trawler company.

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Last revised: 5 January, 2013

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