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

CS Patrick Stewart (1)
by Bill Glover

CS PATRICK STEWART (1)

CS Patrick Stewart (1) at Reshire (Bushire, Iran)
See detail below

Postcard image courtesy of Tony Davies

Built in 1879 by J. Key & Sons, Kirkaldy, Fife

Length 226.00 ft.  Breadth 30.75 ft.  Depth 16.5 ft.  Gross tonnage 1130.

Named after the first Director General of the Indian Telegraph Service. Fitted with four cable tanks. The cable machinery was positioned on the forward well deck. Bow sheaves and a stern sheave were fitted. Remained in service for 45 years, based at Karachi, carrying out repairs on the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf cables. Replaced in 1924 by the second ship of the same name.


CS Patrick Stewart (1) at Reshire (Bushire, Iran)
Image courtesy of Tony Davies

CABLE WORK

1901 Jask - Muscat

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Last revised: 18 May, 2011

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