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

CS Suffolk
by Bill Glover

CS SUFFOLK

Built in 1866 at Glasgow

Length 257.5 ft.  Breadth 28.1 ft.  Depth 19.4 ft.  Gross tonnage 695

The West India and Panama Telegraph Company purchased Suffolk in 1870 to assist Dacia laying cables and then was used as a repair ship. Sold to the International Ocean Telegraph Co., in 1879 and renamed Professor Morse.

CABLE WORK

1870 Batabano - Cienfuegos - Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
1870 St. Thomas, DWI - San Juan, Puerto Rico
1871 St Thomas - St Kitts - Antigua - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe - Dominica - Martinique - St Lucia - St Vincent - Barbados
1871 St Vincent - Grenada - Trinidad - Georgetown, British Guiana
1872 Jamaica - Puerto Rico

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Last revised: 29 November, 2015

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