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

CS Okinawa Maru
by Bill Glover


Built in 1896 by Lobnitz and Company, Renfrew, Scotland

Length 307.2 ft.   Breadth 40.1 ft.  Depth 13.5 ft.  Gross tonnage 2232

All the cable equipment was supplied and fitted by Johnson and Phillips and consisted of a double combined paying out-picking up machine. Three bow sheaves and one stern sheave all 3 ft. diameter and three tanks with a capacity 27,645 cu. ft. were fitted. In service until April 1938.     


1896 Kagoshima Ohama - Amami Island - Okinawa
1896 Tamai - Misaki, Japan
1896 Jigozen - Iwaojima Island, Japan
1897 Okinawa - Ishigakijima, Japan - Danshuei, Taiwan
1897 Teshaku Tottori - Futoi - Shiohama, Japan

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Last revised: 5 October, 2015

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