This evening event includes two presentations, followed by a networking reception at 19:30.
The Transatlantic Telegraph Cable
Dr Fred Parrett – SCI London Group Treasurer
The electric telegraph was first developed by Samuel F. B. Morse, in 1832, who soon developed Morse Code. Land based cables to use the telegraph soon followed, and within a decade, more than 20,000 miles of telegraph cable crisscrossed the USA and the UK . Trials of underwater cable were undertaken by Samuel Morse across New York Harbour in 1842 and Charles Wheatstone across Swansea Bay in 1844, and within a few years there were cables laid across the English Channel. The problems of laying a cable across the Atlantic were a greater challenge, not just the technical and logistical problems, but financing such a great undertaking. The presentation will cover the story of how it finally happened and the personalities involved.
From Oil and Gas to Windfarms – 50 years of Offshore Corrosion Control Experience
Trevor Osborne. Past President, Institute of Corrosion (ICorr
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