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Cable Laying Collection

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Valentia in 1857-1858 at the Time of the Laying of the Former Cable, 1865

Valentia in 1857-1858 at the Time of the Laying of the Former Cable, 1865

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline Laying the Earthwire on July

Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline Laying the Earthwire on July 21st, 1865, 1865

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Capt. and crew of MACKAY-BENNETT, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Capt. and crew of MACKAY-BENNETT, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Capt. and crew of MACKAY-BENNETT, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the Great Eastern off Brighton on her return home, 1865

The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the Great Eastern off Brighton on her return home, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the Great Eastern off Brighton on her return home - from a sketch by our special artist, 1865

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: preparing for the final attempt to grapple the lost cable

The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: preparing for the final attempt to grapple the lost cable, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: preparing for the final attempt to grapple the lost cable - from a sketch by our special artist, 1865

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the paying-out machinery of the Great Eastern, 1865

The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the paying-out machinery of the Great Eastern, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the paying-out machinery of the Great Eastern - from a sketch by our special artist, 1865

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The breaking of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable on board the Great Eastern, 1865. Creator: Unknown

The breaking of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable on board the Great Eastern, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The breaking of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable on board the Great Eastern, 1865. Engraving from a sketch by Robert Dudley....the galvanometer detected a flaw of electricity which indicated a serious

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: watching the Caroline going out to sea... 1865

Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: watching the Caroline going out to sea... 1865. Creator: Unknown
Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: watching the Caroline going out to sea with the shore end of the cable, 1865. Engraving from a sketch by Robert Dudley....the country people...[were]

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: landing the shore end of the cable...Valencia, 1865

Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: landing the shore end of the cable...Valencia, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: landing the shore end of the cable from the Caroline at Foilhommerum, Valencia, 1865

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Celebration of the Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable at New York - the Illumination... 1858

Celebration of the Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable at New York - the Illumination... 1858. Creator: Unknown
Celebration of the Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable at New York - the Illumination of the City Hall, 1858. Firework display, with inscription: All Honour to Cyrus [?] Field'

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia: Catamaran for Under-running the Shore-end... 1858

Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia: Catamaran for Under-running the Shore-end... 1858. Creator: Unknown
Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia: Catamaran for Under-running the Shore-end of the Cable, 1858. View of Valentia

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, from the North, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, from the North, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, from the North, 1858. View of Valentia, to which island considerable interest attaches in connection with the Atlantic Telegraph

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, the Landing-Place of the Atlantic Cable, 1858

Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, the Landing-Place of the Atlantic Cable, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, the Landing-Place of the Atlantic Cable, 1858. View of Valentia, to which island considerable interest attaches in connection with the Atlantic

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, 1858. View of Valentia, to which island considerable interest attaches in connection with the Atlantic Telegraph

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - the 'Agamemnon' in a Storm, 1858. Creator: Smyth

Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - the "Agamemnon" in a Storm, 1858. Creator: Smyth
Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - the "Agamemnon" in a Storm, 1858. Ship struggling in...the great storm on the 20th of June...the Agamemnon rolled so heavily

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Paying-Out Machine, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Atlantic Telegraph Paying-Out Machine, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Atlantic Telegraph Paying-Out Machine, 1858. In the Engraving, which is taken from a photograph by Maull and Polyblank, the paying-out machine is shown in perspective nearest to the observer

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - Plough for Laying the Wire, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - Plough for Laying the Wire, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - Plough for Laying the Wire, 1854. Crimean War. The appliances for laying out the wire over irregular ground, and through marshes and rivers

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Laying down the Mediterranean Electric Telegraph Cable at Spezia, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Laying down the Mediterranean Electric Telegraph Cable at Spezia, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Laying down the Mediterranean Electric Telegraph Cable at Spezia, 1854. Cable-laying between Italy and Corsica. The Mediterranean Electric Telegraph

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - Temporary Station at Dover...1850

Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - Temporary Station at Dover...1850. Creator: Unknown
Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - Temporary Station at Dover - Steamers preparing to Start, 1850. Ships laying a telegraph cable between England and France

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - The Electric Wire at Cape Grinez, 1850

Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - The Electric Wire at Cape Grinez, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - The Electric Wire at Cape Grinez, 1850. Ships laying a telegraph cable between England and France

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - The Goliah Steamer...1850. Creator: Unknown

Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - The Goliah Steamer...1850. Creator: Unknown
Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - The Goliah Steamer "Paying Out" the Electric Wire, 1850

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The Great Eastern, 1860: The Vessel leaving Southampton on her First Voyage, June 17, (1901)

The Great Eastern, 1860: The Vessel leaving Southampton on her First Voyage, June 17, (1901). The SS Great Eastern was an iron sailing steamship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel with John Scott

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph, [1866]. Creator: Robert Charles Dudley

The Atlantic Telegraph, [1866]. Creator: Robert Charles Dudley
The Atlantic Telegraph, [1866]

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Cable Fleet Assembled at Berehaven (Southwest Coast of Ireland)

The Atlantic Telegraph Cable Fleet Assembled at Berehaven (Southwest Coast of Ireland): Ships, the Great Eastern, H.M.S. Terrible, the Alby, the Medway and the William Cory, 1866

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The Bay of Bull Arms, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Bonfires Lighted on the Hills to Notify

The Bay of Bull Arms, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Bonfires Lighted on the Hills to Notify of the Arrival of the Cable Fleet on August 5th, 1858, 1865-66

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The Settlement and Church of Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866

The Settlement and Church of Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866

Background imageCable Laying Collection: First Telegraph House at Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866, 1866

First Telegraph House at Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866, 1866

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Exterior View of the Telegraph House in 1857-1858, 1865-66

Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Exterior View of the Telegraph House in 1857-1858, 1865-66

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865, 1865-66. Creator: Robert Charles Dudley

Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865, 1865-66. Creator: Robert Charles Dudley
Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageCable Laying Collection: View Looking Aft from the Port Paddle-box on the Deck of the Great Eastern... 1865-66

View Looking Aft from the Port Paddle-box on the Deck of the Great Eastern... 1865-66
View Looking Aft from the Port Paddle-box on the Deck of the Great Eastern: Showing the Trough for the Cable, etc. 1865-66

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Valentia, Ireland, from the Harbor, Opposite Knight s-town, at the Period of Laying

Valentia, Ireland, from the Harbor, Opposite Knight s-town, at the Period of Laying the Cable of 1857, 1865-66

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline and Boats

Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline and Boats Laying the Earth Wire, July 21st, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Coiling the Cable in the Large Tanks at the Works of the Telegraph Construction

Coiling the Cable in the Large Tanks at the Works of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company of Greenwich, 1865, 1865

Background imageCable Laying Collection: In the Bows of the Great Eastern: The Cable Broken and Lost, Preparing to Grapple

In the Bows of the Great Eastern: The Cable Broken and Lost, Preparing to Grapple, August 2nd, 1865, 1865

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Coiling the Cable in the After-tank on Board the Great Eastern at Sheerness: Visit

Coiling the Cable in the After-tank on Board the Great Eastern at Sheerness: Visit of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales on May 23rd, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The Cable Passed From the Works into the Hulk (the Old Frigate Iris) Lying in the Thames

The Cable Passed From the Works into the Hulk (the Old Frigate Iris) Lying in the Thames at Greenwich, 1865-66

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The Old Frigate Iris with Her Freight of Cable Alongside the Great Eastern at Sheerness

The Old Frigate Iris with Her Freight of Cable Alongside the Great Eastern at Sheerness: The Cable Passed from the Hulk to the Great Eastern, 1865

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking Seawards from the Point at Which the Cable

Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking Seawards from the Point at Which the Cable Reaches the Shore of Ireland, 1865-66

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The Reels of Gutta-percha Covered Conducting Wire Conveyed into Tanks at the Works

The Reels of Gutta-percha Covered Conducting Wire Conveyed into Tanks at the Works of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, at Greenwich, 1865-66

Background imageCable Laying Collection: September 8th at Hearts Content, the day of the successful termination of the work

September 8th at Hearts Content, the day of the successful termination of the work of laying, recovering, completing and testing the Atlantic Telegraph Cables of 1865 and 1866, 1866

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Splicing the Cable (after the First Accident) on Board the Great Eastern, July 25th, 1865

Splicing the Cable (after the First Accident) on Board the Great Eastern, July 25th, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Forward Deck of the Great Eastern Cleared for the First Attempt to Grapple... 1865-66

Forward Deck of the Great Eastern Cleared for the First Attempt to Grapple... 1865-66
Forward Deck of the Great Eastern Cleared for the First Attempt to Grapple for the Lost Cable, August 11th, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The Forge on Deck, Night of August 9th: Preparing the Iron Plating for Capstan, 1865-66

The Forge on Deck, Night of August 9th: Preparing the Iron Plating for Capstan, 1865-66

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The Paying-out Machinery in the Stern of the Great Eastern, 1865

The Paying-out Machinery in the Stern of the Great Eastern, 1865

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Getting Out One of the Large Buoys for Launching, August 2nd, 1865, 1865

Getting Out One of the Large Buoys for Launching, August 2nd, 1865, 1865

Background imageCable Laying Collection: H. M. S. Agamemnon Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable in 1858: a Whale Crosses the Line

H. M. S. Agamemnon Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable in 1858: a Whale Crosses the Line
H.M.S. Agamemnon Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable in 1858: a Whale Crosses the Line, 1865-66

Background imageCable Laying Collection: Interior of One of the Tanks on Board the Great Eastern: The Cable Passing Out, 1865-66

Interior of One of the Tanks on Board the Great Eastern: The Cable Passing Out, 1865-66

Background imageCable Laying Collection: The Cliffs, Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, the Point at Which the Shore-end of the Cable

The Cliffs, Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, the Point at Which the Shore-end of the Cable was Landed on July 22nd, 1865, 1865



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