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

CS Duplex
by Bill Glover

CS DUPLEX

Built in 1872 as the Nentwater for coastal trading, converted to cable use in 1893 and renamed Duplex.

Length 214.3 ft.  Breadth 30.2 ft.  Depth 17.1 ft.  Gross tonnage 874

CS Duplex

After her purchase from W. Dickinson of Newcastle in 1893, Duplex was used for repair work by the Eastern and South African Telegraph Company, mainly on the west coast of South Africa.

The ship gave good service in this work until 1913, when she was sold and used for commercial trading, finally being scrapped in 1931.

Cover sent to Charles Simpson on CS Duplex in 1894
Image courtesy of and copyright © 2007 Andrew Morris

CABLE WORK

Capt. Hunter:
1908 Zafarin - Nemours

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Last revised: 10 July, 2015

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