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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 Viking (1)
by Bill Glover

CS VIKING (1)

Built in 1882 by Craigie Shipyard, Dundee

Length 145 ft.  Breadth 23 ft.  Depth 14.5 ft.  Gross tonnage 436

Designed and built as a cable ship for the Western and Brazilian Telegraph Company. Cable machinery was supplied and fitted by Johnson & Phillips. Transferred to the Amazon Telegraph Company on formation. Used for cable repairs until scrapped in 1901.

CABLE WORK

1889 Montevideo - Chuy

Cableships Index Page

Last revised: 19 February, 2016

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