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

CS Blazer (2)
by Bill Glover


A Liverpool tug, chartered by R.S. Newall & Co., used to replace 12 miles of temporary cable of the Sardinia - Algeria cable of 1857. Fitted out with an 8 ft. diameter paying out drum and a cable tank with cone and crinoline.


1857 Cagliari, Sardinia - Bona, Algeria
1857 Sardinia - Malta - Corfu
1870 Port Kale, Scotland - Donaghadee, Ireland

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Last revised: 9 June, 2015

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