EAW002287 ENGLAND (1946). Telcon Cable Works at Enderby's Wharf and environs, Greenwich, 1946

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Title [EAW002287] Telcon Cable Works at Enderby's Wharf and environs, Greenwich, 1946
Reference EAW002287
Date 21-August-1946
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Place name GREENWICH
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 539194, 178763
Longitude / Latitude 0.0051620387103489, 51.490173251136
National Grid Reference TQ392788

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Ship appears to be loading telegraph cable. The "loading span" can be seen suspended from the derrick. This would need to be hauled on board by a machine and coiled in the vessels hold. This ship has no means of laying the cable and is probably being used to delivery the cable system. The cable would have to be transferred to a cableship for eventual installation.

Grollo
Saturday 29th of March 2014 08:54:50 AM
Telcon Factory. The first sucsessful trans Atlantic telegraph cable was manufactured on this site. An interesting account of the project can be found at the link below. http://greenwichpeninsulahistory.wordpress.com/greenwich-marsh-by-mary-mills/chapter-5-the-atlantic-cable/

Grollo
Saturday 29th of March 2014 08:47:04 AM
Christchurch Way

Class31
Tuesday 18th of March 2014 08:17:26 AM

Class31
Monday 17th of March 2014 11:48:28 PM
Mauritius Road

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Monday 17th of March 2014 11:45:54 PM

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Monday 17th of March 2014 11:45:24 PM

User Comment Contributions

Zoom in for nice details on building barges at Piper's wharf.

odysseus
Sunday 21st of February 2016 09:14:37 AM
Greenwich, Enderby's Wharf, 1946

odysseus
Monday 4th of November 2013 02:10:56 PM