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

CS Archimedes
by Bill Glover


Built in 1859 by Palmer Bros., and Company, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Length 239.9 ft.  Breadth 32.8 ft.  Depth 17.3 ft.  Gross tonnage 1086

Chartered from Watts of Newcastle for the work below:


1867 Hirtshalls, Denmark - Arendal, Norway
1868 Newbiggin by the Sea, England - Sondervig, Denmark

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Last revised: 1 June, 2015

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