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

CS Calcutta
by Bill Glover

Built in 1837 at Moulmein.

Gross tonnage 430

Originally a screw steamer and built for the Golden Fleece Line. When chartered in 1869 from Irvine and Company she had been converted to sail.

(with CS Tweed and Amberwitch)

1869 Bushire - Jask

Cableships Index Page

Last revised: 26 January, 2012

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