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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 Levant I


Image courtesy of David Warwick

Built in 1889 by D. Macgill & Company, Irvine, Scotland

Length 100.8 ft.  Breadth 20.6 ft.  Depth 10 ft.  Gross tonnage 141

Built for the British Steam Trawling Company as the trawler W.E. Gladstone. Purchased in 1900 by the Eastern Telegraph Co., and fitted out for cable work around the Greek Islands. The suffix ‘I’ was added when CS Levant II came into service. Sold in 1920 to G. Angelidis and Perris of Piraeus being renamed Vrondados.


1906 Milo - Kimolo
1915 Chio - Lemnos

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Last revised: 26 July, 2017

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