History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
Built in 1926 by Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd.
Length 488.9 ft Breadth 59 ft Depth 37.4 ft Gross tonnage 9273
Built for the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company specifically to lay the loaded telegraph cable from Bamfield, British Columbia, to Fanning Island for the Pacific Cable Board. Total length carried for this task was 3627 nm of cable weighing 8594 tons.
Fitted with four tanks with a total capacity of just under 180,000 cubic feet. There was a further 118,500 cubic feet of cargo space. Two independent paying out-picking up machines were fitted forward and one paying out machine was fitted on the port side of the aft awning deck. Three bow sheaves and one stern sheave all 3 ft 6 in. in diameter were fitted.
When the cable divisions of Telcon and Siemens Bros merged in 1935 there was only sufficient work for one ship so Dominia was sold to the Russians and renamed Nickolai Ejov. More information on this is available here.
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Last revised: 18 August, 2008
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