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

CS International
by Bill Glover


Built in 1870 by Richardson, Duck and Co., Stockton on Tees.
Length 240.0 ft. Breadth 30.1 ft. Depth 17.4 ft. Gross tonnage 1381.

Purchased by the India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Co., while on the stocks and fitted out with identical equipment to Dacia. In service until 1899. Sold for scrap but while on tow to Cherbourg she broke away from the tow and was wrecked at Beachy Head.



Dartmouth, England - L'Ancress Bay, Guernsey


Inter CI 1: Saints Bay, Guernsey - Plémont, Jersey


France - Algeria


Galveston, Texas, USA  - Tampico, Mexico - Vera Cruz, Mexico


St Louis, Senegal - Tenerife


Cadiz - Las Palmas: Confital - Regla: Garachio - Santa Cruz la Palma


Bushire - Jask

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Last revised: 18 August, 2015

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