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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 St Oran
by Bill Glover


Built in 1923 by Scott & Son, Bowling

Length 122.1 ft  Breadth 21.6 ft  Depth 9.4 ft  Gross tonnage 249

Owned by J & A Gardner when requisitioned. Fitted out with identical equipment to Cecile Mapleson.

Cableships Index Page

Last revised: 8 February, 2012

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