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

CS Medina
by Bill Glover

CS MEDINA

Built in 1867 by C. Mitchell and Company, Newcastle upon Tyne

Length 141.1 ft.  Breadth 22.3 ft.  Depth 13.2 ft.  Gross tonnage 286

Purchased in 1884 by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company and fitted out for cable repairs, which included a single combined paying out-picking up machine and one bow sheave, cable being stored in the main hold. Sold for commercial trading (date unknown) and subsequently passed through several owners before being scrapped in 1893.

CABLE REPAIRS

Captain J. Seymour:

1885 Walton - “Sunk” Lightship cable 2 repairs
1885 Crookhaven - Fastnet Lighthouse
1886 Crookhaven - Fastnet Lighthouse

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Last revised: 8 September, 2015

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