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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 (2) / CS Norse
by Bill Glover


Built in 1893 by Ramage and Ferguson Ltd., Leith

Length 236.3 ft  Breadth 31.2 ft  Depth 14.6 ft  Gross tonnage 1123

Built for the Western and Brazilian Telegraph Company. Fitted out with cable machinery, two cable tanks and twin bow sheaves by Telcon. Transferred to the Western Telegraph Company in 1899, and in 1904 was renamed Norse. Sold out of the cable world in 1907 and had a further five owners and name changes before being scrapped in 1925.

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Last revised: 5 January, 2013

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