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

John Seymour
Master Mariner
1841 - 1898 abt

Copyright: Dougal Watson 2007 -

Voyage: 02 April 1890 - 14 July 1890.

S. S. Seine

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This page concerns John Seymour's 1890 voyage, as Master of the SS Seine, to Penang & Madras to lay a submarine telegraph cable. The cable time-line page records a cable: "1891. Madras, India - Penang, Malaya. Telcon. Eastern Extension, Australasia & China Telegraph Co. Seine."

Little material is presently available concerning this voyage. Contributions and suggestions are welcome.

Author and contact: Dougal Watson

The ship and her crew

Ship Seine. ON 28736. Registered London: 148/1873.
Owner Registered managing owner: William Shuter, 38 Old Broad Street, London, England.
A voyage

from "London to Penang and Madras and or any ports or places within the limits of 70° north latitude and 70 south latitude trading to and fro for any period not exceeding two years and back to the final port of discharge in the United Kingdom"



Ship's crew and personnel
Master John Seymour (34.778), previously "Same ship 1890".
Mate C Harvey (01.4886), previously Seine 1890.
2 mate

A Broadbridge (00.122, 1stM steam), previously Britannia 1890.

3 mate P H Parnell, previously Mackay Bennet 1890.
4 mate P Rule, previously Flintshire 1890.
Navigator H J N Harrison, previously Britannia 1890.
Surgeon E J Farmer, previously Vigo 1890.



Agreement and Account of Crew (Foreign-going ship):

November 1879. SS Kangaroo crew
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First two pages of the "Agreement and Account of Crew (Foreign-going ship)" for the 02 April 1890 - 14 July 1890 voyage of the cable-ship S S Seine, under Master John Seymour

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