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

CS Investigator
by Bill Glover

CS INVESTIGATOR

Built in 1854 at Newcastle upon Tyne

Length 204.4 ft.  Breadth 28.8 ft.  Depth 16.2 ft.  Gross tonnage 700

Purchased in 1868 by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Co., and fitted with a single tank 33 ft. in length with circular ends of 12.5 ft. radius and a depth of 13 ft., giving a coiling capacity of 6315 cu. ft. One paying out machine was fitted forward, another fitted aft, along with twin bow sheaves and one stern sheave.

Sold in 1871 to  the British-Australian Telegraph Company and transferred to the Eastern Extension, Australasia and China Telegraph Company on its formation.

Transferred in 1875 to The West India and Panama Telegraph Company; following a boiler explosion in 1879 the vessel was written off.

CABLE WORK

Captain G. Cruickshank:

1869

Flinders, Victoria - Low Head, Tasmania

 

 

Captain F. Worsley:

1870

Gibraltar - Carcavelos, Portugal

1870

Carcavelos, Portugal - Porthcurno, Cornwall, England

 

 

Captain J. Moody:

1871

Banjoewangie, Java - Port Darwin, Australia

1871

Java - Sumatra

 

 

Captain E. Cole:

1874

St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands - Pernambuco (Recife), Brazil

1874

Valentia, Ireland - Hearts Content, Newfoundland

 

 

1874

San Sebastian - Bilbao - Santander

1878

Santiago de Cuba - Jamaica

CABLE REPAIRS

Captain A.P. Briscoe:

1873

West India & Panama Telegraph Co.

1873

Cuba Telegraph Co.

OTHER DUTIES

Captain J. Moody:

1871

Recovering old Malta - Alexandria cable


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