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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 Peggy G
by Bill Glover


Built in 1966 by Halter Marine Fabricators, Pascagoula, Mississippi

Length 181 ft 6 ins.  Breadth 35 ft 0 ins  Depth 8 ft 3 ins  Gross tonnage 293.

Built for the Gulf Coast Telephone Company which supplies telecommunications for oil and gas rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico. Built as a supply vessel and then modified by the installation of 7 ft 0 ins diameter bow sheaves along with two removable cribs with a capacity of 4930 and 1730 cu ft of cable respectively. One paying out machine is fitted and the vessel can operate in up to 1000 fathoms.

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Last revised: 20 June, 2013

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