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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 Sentinel (1)
by Bill Glover

CS SENTINEL (1)

Built in 1906 by Bow, McLachland and Company

Length 156.7 ft Breadth 25.9 ft Depth 9.7 ft Gross tonnage 470

Built for the Eastern Telegraph Company. Sister ship to CS Cormorant (2) of the Western Telegraph Company. Fitted with one cable tank and twin bow sheaves. Renamed CS Sentinel I in 1918. Sold to the Western Telegraph Company following the loss of Cormorant (2) in 1922. Sold to Santiago J. Borzone of Argentina in 1924 and used for commercial trading. Owner's name changed to Borzone, Boggiano y Cia, Buenos Aires in 1926, and in 1940 the vessel became the Santa Elena, finally being scrapped in the mid 1950's.

CABLE WORK

1920 Syra - Tenedos (with CS Levant II)

Cableships Index Page

Last revised: 27 October, 2011

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