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

CS Britannia (1)
by Bill Glover


Built in 1827 at Yarmouth. Barque rig. Gross tonnage 254

Normally used for transporting cattle between Ireland and Liverpool. Steam propulsion was fitted prior to the charter.


1852 Holyhead, Wales - Howth, Ireland
1852 Portpatrick, Scotland - Donaghadee, Ireland

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Last revised: 9 June, 2015

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