History of Computing exam question

From: Stan Barr <stanb_at_dial.pipex.com>
Date: Sun Dec 2 02:47:11 2001


geoffrob_at_stmarks.pp.catholic.edu.au said:

> Actually it was built to crack the Geheimschrieber ("Secret Writer")
> ciphers, several versions of which
> existed, and were referred to by the Brits as the "Fish" machines. I think
> one specific machine was known to the Brits as "Tunny" and another as
> "Salmon".

"Tunny" were built by Siemens and "Sturgeon" (not Salmon..) were built by
Stan Barr  stanb_at_dial.pipex.com
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Received on Sun Dec 02 2001 - 02:47:11 GMT

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