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

CS Chevy Chase
by Bill Glover


Built in 1859 by Napier & Company, Newcastle on Tyne

Length 247 ft.  Breadth 28.6 ft.  Depth 17.3 ft.  Gross tonnage 810

Chartered from the General Steam Navigation Company to lay the following cables.


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

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Last revised: 3 July, 2015

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