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

Cableship Stamps

Thanks to Bill Glover for providing the stamp images and text for these pages.

44 cableships on 93 stamps are illustrated and described, with details of cables laid.

Cableships A

Agamemnon, Alert, Alsace, Ampere (2), Ampere (3), Anglia, Stanley Angwin, Francois Arago, Ariel

Cableships BC

Baudot, Bayard, Cable Enterprise, Cable Venture, Cambria, Chantik, Colonia, Cory

Cableships D-G

Dacia, Denison Pender, Dominia, Earp, Faraday (2), Flexservice, Goliath, Great Eastern

Cableships I-R

Iris, KDD Maru, Mercury, Mirror (2), Monarch (4), Pacific Guardian, Patrol, Recorder (3), Retriever (5)

Cableships S-W

Salernum, Scotia, Seine, Sentinel, Sharp, Stephan, Thevenin, Vercors, Ward, Westmeath

Many additional stamps are shown on the pages linked from the Stamps Index page

Last revised: 12 March, 2013

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