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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 Mersey
by Bill Glover


Built in 1906 by Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd.

Length 255.0 ft Breadth 36.1 ft Depth 16.4 ft Gross tonnage 1211

Owned by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company and similar in layout to Hodder. Cable machinery was the same as that fitted to Hodder. Carried out cable duties in the North Sea and English Channel as well as some time at Scapa Flow. Sunk in the early part of WW2.

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Last revised: 11 September, 2011

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