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

CS Vanessa
by Bill Glover

CS VANESSA

Built in 1872 by Palmers S. B. and Ironworks Company Ltd.

Length 256.8 ft.  Breadth 30 ft.  Depth 17.2 ft.  Gross tonnage 1182

Chartered in 1872 by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company Ltd., from J. Fenwick and Sons to lay the following cables for the Anglo American Telegraph Company. Fitted with three tanks with a total capacity of 12,700 cu. ft., and a standard paying out-picking up machine.

CABLE WORK

Captain H. Manning:
1872 Hearts Content - Rantem - Island Cove - Placentia, Newfoundland - St Pierre - Sydney, Nova Scotia

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Last revised: 19 February, 2016

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