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

CS Ambassador
by Bill Glover


Built in 1869 by W. Lund and Company, London

Length 176 ft.  Breadth 31.3 ft.  Depth 19.1 ft.  Gross tonnage 692

Fitted out temporarily by Siemens Bros., for two expeditions, Platino - Brasiliera and the Direct United States cable


1874 Rye Beach, USA - Tor Bay, Nova Scotia - Harbour Grace, Newfoundland - Ballinskelligs, Ireland
1874 Rio de Janeiro - Santos - Florianopolis - Rio Grande, Brazil - Chuy, Uruguay

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Last revised: 1 June, 2015

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