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

CS Hawk
by Bill Glover


Built in 1864 at Renfrew, Scotland

Length 241.8 ft.  Breadth  28.1 ft.  Depth 15.1 ft.  Gross tonnage 732

Bought in 1866 by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Co., and fitted out for cable laying and repairing. A single tank of 3087 cu. ft. was fitted along with a single paying out-picking up machine forward and a single paying out machine aft.

Sold to the Anglo Mediterranean Telegraph Co. in 1870. Transferred to the Eastern Telegraph Co. in 1872 and used as a repair vessel in the Mediterranean until wrecked in 1877.


Captain Gilpin:

1865 Valentia, Ireland - St. Johns, Newfoundland
1868 Italy - Sicily
Captain A.P. Briscoe:
1869 Valetta, Malta - Porallo, Sicily
1869 Brest, France - St. Pierre
1869 St. Pierre - Duxbury, USA
Captain A.P. Briscoe:
1870 Aden - Suez, Egypt
1870 Messina Strait
Captain A.P. Briscoe:
1871 Samos - Scala Nuova: Aevali - Mytilene
1871 Canea - Rettimo: Rettimo - Candia: Candia - Sitia - Rhodes: Chios - Chesme     
1871 Zante - Corfu: Zante - Cephalonia
1873 Syra - Thermia: Syra - Chios: Syra - Tenos:
Andros -Tenos: Andros - Negraport:
Morea - Hydra: Morea - Spetizia: Morea - Paros     
1876 Sicily - Italy (Messina Strait)


Captain A.P. Briscoe:
1869 Anglo Med repairs
1870 Anglo Med repairs
1871 Anglo Med repairs

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Last revised: 12 August, 2015

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