So, there was this bloke who worked in Bath as a software engineer, engineer type in a local company which happened to be one of the world leading ones to do with undersea and North Sea engineering. Oil platforms and the like. Not quite sure why the location, could be the Admiralty engineering peeps strewn around the town, could have been an offshoot of Stothert and Pitt, could be just happenstance.
Like all sensible people he occasionally drank in the best pub in town.
Then California calls and off he goes to work for one of the big ‘uns. Taking with him only his veneration for a US naval officer
At which point:
Google to build ‘Grace Hopper’ subsea cable linking US to UK and Spain
Coincidence? I think not….