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

Made:
1880-1980 in unknown place
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Length of armoured coaxial submarine cable
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Length of armoured coaxial submarine cable
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Length of armoured coaxial submarine cable
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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:
textile, copper (alloy), iron, metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall: 1980 mm x 810 mm x 370 mm, 77 kg
type:
cable
credit:
Donated by the British Telecom Research Laboratories

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

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

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.

Measurements:
overall: 1980 mm x 810 mm x 370 mm, 77 kg
Materials:
textile , copper (alloy) , iron , metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
Object Number:
1985-1312/1
type:
cable
Portion of armoured coaxial submarine cable, recovered from sea bed, 1880-1980

Portion of armoured coaxial submarine cable, recovered from sea bed, 1880-1980

Portion of armoured coaxial submarine cable, recovered from sea bed kinked and damaged, unknown maker, 1880-1980