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

CS Narva
by Bill Glover


Built in 1866 by J. Laing and Company, Sunderland

Length 234.8 ft.  Breadth 32.5 ft.  Depth 24.4 ft.  Gross tonnage 872

Chartered by the India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Co., from Norwood and Co., and fitted out for cable laying, the work being supervised by F.C. Webb. for the International Ocean Telegraph Company. A single paying out-picking up machine designed by Webb and manufactured in the USA was fitted. Wrecked in 1899.


1867 Moro, Havana - Key West - Punta Rassa, Florida
1868 Havana - Key West - Punta Rassa

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