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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 (4)
by Bill Glover


Built in 1923 by John Brown and Company, Clydebank

Length 259.2 ft  Breadth 37.2 ft  Depth 22.9 ft  Gross tonnage 1844

Sister ship to CS Mirror (2) , built for the Western Telegraph Company. Fitted with three cable tanks; No 1, 24 ft 6 ins dia with a capacity of 5237 cu ft. or 260 tons; No 2, 29 ft dia with a capacity of 7411 cu ft or 368 tons; No 3, 27 ft 6 ins dia with a capacity of 3297 cu ft or 164 tons. Cable machinery supplied by Johnson and Phillips consisted of two independent duplex machines mounted on the upper deck with the controls placed on the shelter deck.

Transferred to Imperial and International Communications Ltd., in 1929, and then Cable and Wireless in 1934. In service until sold for scrap to Belgian shipbreakers, arriving at Ghent on 12 March 1964.

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Last revised: 20 February, 2015

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