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Back Reflection: Historical Overview of Submarine Cable Powering

Back Reflection: Historical Overview of Submarine Cable Powering By Michel Martin and Antoine Rey with Introductory Remarks by José Chesnoy May 18, 2020 Introductory Remarks Power feeding of a submarine cable is often a discrete part of the system. The operation staff has identified from the beginning that it is a high voltage equipment needing [...]

Portraits of Sir John Pender: 1816-96

Portraits of Sir John Pender: 1816-96 By Stewart Ash and Bill Burns May 18, 2020 The celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the first all-British submarine telegraph cable to India were to include an exhibition at the PK Porthcurno – Museum of Global Communications pkporthcurno.com.  The programme was intended to be launched on 4 June [...]

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The Porthcurno Story

The Porthcurno Story By Gareth Parry May 18, 2020 Four years ago, we celebrated the anniversary of the first successful trans-Atlantic telegraph cable. That was a huge achievement in itself and it also gave confidence to investors and Victorian entrepreneurs to embark on under-sea cable projects in the Far East. John Pender (later Sir John [...]

In Search of Lost Robert Dudley Watercoulours

In Search of Lost Robert Dudley Watercoulours By Stewart Ash January 19, 2020 In November’s Back Reflection Bill Burns related the story behind a painting of the shore end cable landing in Aden in 1870. The operation was part of what was later the Eastern Telegraph Co’s submarine cable to India, known as the ‘Red [...]