Armoured coaxial submarine cable, recovered from sea bed, 1880-1980

Made:
1880-1980 in Unknown place
maker:
Unknown

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Left: Length of armoured coaxial submarine cable, recovered from sea bed kinked and damaged, unknown maker, 1880-1980.
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Left: Length of armoured coaxial submarine cable, recovered from sea bed kinked and damaged, unknown maker, 1880-1980.
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Length of armoured coaxial submarine cable, recovered from sea bed kinked and damaged, unknown maker, 1880-1980.

Cables laid under the sea were vulnerable to damage. They were often armoured in layers of metal and other materials in order to protect them, but this was not always successful. This cable was probably damaged by being snagged on a ship's anchor.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1985-1312
Materials:
copper (alloy), iron, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified) and textile
type:
cable
taxonomy:
credit:
Donated by the British Telecom Research Laboratories

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