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

CS William Cory
by Bill Glover

CS WILLIAM CORY

Built in 1857,  C. Mitchell & Company, Newcastle

Length 244.4 ft  Breadth 35.2 ft  Depth 24.3 ft  Gross tonnage 1578

Built as a collier and used to transport coal from the North East to London. Chartered by Glass Elliot & Company and later by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company. Fitted with three tanks for cable work with a coiling capacity of 17916 cu. ft.

CABLE WORK

For Glass, Elliot & Company
Captain R. Donaldson:

1858

Italy - Sicily

1858

Dunwich, England - Zandvoort, Holland

1858

Cromer, England - Emden, Germany

1859

England - Heligoland

1861

Algeria - France

1861

Otranto, Italy - Corfu

1862

Lowestoft, England - Zandvoort, Holland

 
For the Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Company (Telcon)
Captain R. Donaldson:

1866

Lowestoft, England - Nordeney, Germany (Indo-European cable)

1866

Irish shore ends of Atlantic cable

1869

Brest, France - St. Pierre

1869

St Pierre et Miquelon - Duxbury, USA

1870

Salcombe, England - Brest, France

1870

Aden - Suez, Egypt

   
Captain W. Edington:

1870

Penang - Singapore

1870

Marseilles, France - Bona, Algeria

   
Captain R. Donaldson:
1871 Carcavelos - Vila Real

 

OTHER DUTIES

Captain R. Donaldson:

1870

Recovering Spezzia - Corsica cable

1872

Recovering old Malta - Alexandria cable


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