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

CS Berwick
by Bill Glover


Built in 1855 by J.E. Scott, Greenock

Length 183.3 ft.  Breadth 27.1 ft.  Depth 15.9 ft.  Gross tonnage 537.

Chartered by Glass Elliot & Co., from  G. Elliot & D. Jonassohn to lay the following cables.


1859 Heligoland - Denmark
1859 Suez - Kossier - Suakin - Aden

Aden - Hallani - Muscat - Karachi

Capt. Cowle:
1859 Sweden - Gotland
1859 Abbotscliffe, England - Cap Gris Nez, France No 1  
1859 Malta - Sicily
1861 Toulon, France - Corsica
1862 Abermawr, Wales - Wexford, Ireland

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Last revised: 3 July, 2015

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