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

CS Elba
by Bill Glover

CS ELBA

The first cable ship to be fitted with a circular tank, cone and crinoline. Chartered by R.S. Newall and Co., to lay the cables listed below.

CABLE WORK

1855

Constantinople - Varna (Crimea)

1857

Sardinia - Malta - Corfu

1857

Cagliari, Sardinia - Bona, Algeria

1858

England - Alderney - Guernsey - Jersey

1859

Piraeus - Syra - Chios

1859

Candia - Alexandria


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Last revised: 14 July, 2015

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