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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 Cormorant (1)
by Bill Glover


Built in 1884 by Earle’s and Company, Hull

Length 133.4 ft  Breadth 21.7 ft  Depth 11.0 ft  Gross tonnage 262

Built for Hewett and Co., of Hull for coastal trading. Purchased by the Western Telegraph Company in 1903 and fitted out for cable repairs. Sold in 1908 to A.D. & M. Lussich, Montevideo, renamed Salvor and used for salvage work. Sold again in 1914 to the Uruguayan Government and finally broken up in 1920.


1906 River Plate cable

Cableships Index Page

Last revised: 27 October, 2011

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