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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 Retriever (3)
by Bill Glover


Built in 1909 by Goole Ship Building and Repairing Co.

Length 190.2 ft.  Breadth 28.3 ft.  Depth 15.5 ft.  Gross tonnage 674

Built for the West Coast of America Telegraph Company and based at Callao, Lima.

On the formation of Imperial & International Communications Ltd., the vessel was transferred to that company and saw service in the West Indies. Moved to the Mediterranean in 1940, and was sunk at Piraeus by enemy aircraft on 11 April 1941.


1934 Delos - Mykonos

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