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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 Cospatrick
by Bill Glover


Built in 1856 at Moulmein.

Length 190.0 ft  Breadth 34.0 ft  Depth 23.5 ft  Gross tonnage 1199

Chartered from J. Fleming and Company and fitted out for the 1864 Persian Gulf Cable Expedition.

(with Marion Moore, Kirkham, Assaye, Tweed, Amberwitch)


Persian Gulf: Gwadar - Karachi
Gwadar - Cape Mussendom - Bushire - Fao

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Last revised: 26 January, 2012

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