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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 Norseman (1)
by Bill Glover


Built in 1865 by Lungley and Company, London

Length 262.8 ft  Breadth 32.2 ft  Depth 23.5 ft  Gross tonnage 1368

Purchased in 1874 by the Western and Brazilian Telegraph Company and fitted out for cable duties by Telcon. Two cable tanks and twin bow sheaves were fitted. Severely damaged in a storm and sold to a commercial company. Broken up in 1898.



St Croix - St Thomas
St Croix - Trinidad
St Croix – Ponce

1888 River Plate

Cableships Index Page

Last revised: 27 October, 2011

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