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History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network

Cableships & Ship Builders

Cableship Builders and Fitters
Johnson & Phillips
Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd.
 
Cableships
CS A.B. Wood II
CS Albert J. Myer
HMTS Alert (2)
HMTS Alert (3) (formerly CS Nordeney)
HMTS/CS Alert (4)
CS Al Hathera
CS All America
CS Amber
CS Amberwitch
CS Anglia
HMTS Ariel
CS Asean Restorer
CS Assaye
CS Atlantic Guardian
CS Atlantida
CS Bahiana
HMS Bankville
CS Basil O. Lenoir
HMCS Bluethroat
CS Bold Endurance
CS Britannia (2)
CS Buccaneer
CS Bullfinch
HMS Bullfrog
HMS Bullhead
CS Burnside
CS Cable Enterprise (1)
CS Cable Enterprise (2)
CS Cable Guardian
CS Cable Innovator
CS Cable Queen
CS Cable Restorer
CS Cable Venture
CS Calcutta
CS Cambria
HMS Cecile Mapleson
CS Chamarel/CS Vercors
CS Charente
CS Charles L Brown (formerly CS Salernum)
CS Chiltern
CS Colonia
CS Cormorant (1)
CS Cormorant (2)
CS Cospatrick
CS Cyrus Field
CS Dacia
CS Dellwood
CS Dckenson
CS Directeur-General Bast
MV Discovery
MV Dock Express 20
CS Dominia
CS Duchess of Marlborough (later CS Mexican )
CS Duplex
CS Edouard Jeramec (later CS Pierre Picard)
CS Edward Wilshaw
CS Electra (1)
CS Electra (2)
CS Ellery Niles
CS Elveshorn (later CS Poolster (1) / CS Ingenieur-en-Chef Hanff)
CS Emba
CS Emile Baudot
CS Empire Taw
CS Fantastic
CS Faraday (1)
CS Faraday (2)
CS Flexservice (2)
CS Flexservice (3) / CS Fu Lai
CS François Arago (formerly CS Westmeath)
CS George Ward
CS Giulio Verne (formerly CS ITM Venturer & Northern Venturer)
CS Glenaray
CS Glencoy
CS Global Sentinel
Goliath - the first cable ship
CS Grappler
CS Great Northern
Great Eastern
CS Guardian
CS Henry Holmes
CS Hodder
HMS Holdfast
CS Hooker
CS Ile de Re
CS Ile de Sein
CS Imperador & Imperatriz
CS Ingenieur-en-Chef Hanff (previously CS Elveshorn / CS Poolster (1)
CS Invercloy (1)
CS Invercloy (2)
CS Ingul
CS IT Interceptor (formerly CS Atlantida)
CS IT Intrepid (formerly CS Sir Eric Sharp)
HMCS Iris (1
HMTS Iris (2)
CS Iris (3)
CS IT Intrepid
CCGS John Cabot/Certamen
CS John Pender (1)
CS John Pender (2)
CS John W. Mackay
CS Joseph Henry
CS King Feisal (1)
HMS Kilmun
CS Kirkham
CS La Plata
CS Lady Carmichael / Alert (1)
CS Lady Denison Pender
CS Lady Laurier
HMS Lasso
HMS Latimer
CS Leon Thevenin
CS Levant II
CS Lidiv
HMS Loch Nevis
CS Long Lines
CS Lord Kelvin
CS Mackay Bennett and the Titanic
CS Magneta
CS Malim
CS Marie Louise Mackay
CS Matai
CS Mercury
CS Mernoo
CS Mersey
CS Mexican (formerly CS Duchess of Marlborough)
HMS Miner VII
CS Minia
CS Mirror (1)
CS Mirror (2)
CS Monarch (1)
HMTS Monarch (2)
HMTS Monarch (3)
HMTS Monarch (4)
CS Monarch (5)
CS Neptune (formerly CS William G Bullard)
CS Nexus
USS Niagara
RMAS Newton / SD Newton
CS Nordeney (later HMTS Alert (3))
CS Norseman (1)
CS Norseman (2) / Norse
CS Norseman (3)
CS Norseman (4)
CS Northern
CS Ocean Layer
CS Pacific with an original drawing by Ken Smith
CS Pacific Guardian
CS Patrick Stewart (1)
CS Patrick Stewart (2)
CS Patrol
CS Peggy G
HMS Persephone
CS Pierre Picard (formerly CS Edouard Jeramec)
CS Poolster (1) (previously CS Elveshorn, later CS Ingenieur-en-Chef Hanff)
CS Portunus
CS Pouyer-Quertier
CS Raymond Croze
CS Rene Descartes
CS Recorder (1)
CS Recorder (2)
CS Recorder (3)
CS Restorer - main page
CS Restorer - Dirk van Oudenol's pages on the operations of this cable ship from 1901-1951
CS Retriever (1)
CS Retriever (2)
CS Retriever (3)
CS Retriever (4)
CS Retriever (5)
HMS Ringdove
CS Robert C. Clowry
HMCS Sackville
CS Salernum (later CS Charles L Brown)
HMCS Sancroft
CS Scanderia
CS Scotia
CS Seaway Condor
CS Sentinel (1)
CS Sentinel (2)
CS Sherard Osborn
CS Silverado
CS Silvergray
CS Silvertown
CS Sir Eric Sharp (now CS IT Intrepid)
CS Sovereign
HMS Sprayville
ACS St Margarets
HMS St Oran
CS Stanelco (2)
CS Stanley Angwin
CS Stephan
MV Svitzer Magellan
CS Telconia
CS Teneo
Thales Venturer - cable route survey ship
CS The Cable
CS Thor
CS Transmitter
CS Tung-Song
CS Tutanekai
CS Tycom Reliance
CS Tyrian
CS Vercors/CS Chamarel
CS Viking (2)
CS Volta
CS Von Podbielskil
CS Wave Sentinel
CS Western Union
CS Westmeath (later CS François Arago)
CS William A. Glassford (later Nashawena and Omega)
CS William G. Bullard (later CS Neptune)
CS Yamacraw
CS HMS/HMCS Whitethroat
X216, X140, X147, Plymouth Trader
CS Zeus

 

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Last revised: 20 January, 2014

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