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

CS Robert Lowe
by Bill Glover

CS ROBERT LOWE

Built in 1870 by Palmers S.B. and Ironworks, Newcastle upon Tyne

Length 201.7 ft.  Breadth 29.3 ft.  Depth 16.8 ft.  Gross tonnage 832

Jointly owned by the Anglo-American Telegraph Company and the French Atlantic Telegraph Company. Fitted with two tanks with a total capacity of 13,905 cu. ft. A single combined paying out-picking up machine was fitted on the upper deck. In service until wrecked in 1873 off the Newfoundland coast.      

CABLE REPAIRS

1870 1866 Atlantic cable repairs
   
Captain W. Welch:
1872 St. Pierre - Duxbury (laid 1869)

CABLE WORK

1873 Valentia, Ireland - Hearts Content, Newfoundland

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Last revised: 3 November, 2015

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