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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 (2)
by Bill Glover


Built in 1906 by Bow, McLachlan and Company Ltd., Paisley

Length 156.7 ft  Breadth 25.9 ft  Depth 9.7 ft  Gross tonnage 470

Sister ship to Sentinel (1). Built for the Western Telegraph Company and used for cable repairs. Wrecked off Rio Grande do Sul in 1922.


1910 Ascension - Buenos Aires, Argentina
1910 River Plate

Cableships Index Page

Last revised: 22 December, 2022

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