Discover how cable ships connected the world

73 years ago this week CS Monarch (3) was sunk, discover more about these boats that help ensure global communication.

On April 16th 1945, the Cableship Monarch was sunk of the Suffolk coast with all crew lost. The reason for sinking is disputed, some claim it was sunk by a Kriegsmarine Seehund U-2324 two-man submarine, others that it was sunk by a mine.

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