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

CS Persian
by Bill Glover


Shipping the Mediterranean Cables (Piedmont -Corsica - Sardinia) on Board S.S. "Persian" at Morden Wharf, East Greeenwich, June, 1854

Built in 1852 at Glasgow

Gross tonnage 600

Chartered from Potter and Company by Glass, Elliot and Co., to lay the following cables.


1854 Corsica - Sardinia
1854 Spezia - Corsica

Cableships Index Page

Last revised: 23 October, 2015

Return to Atlantic Cable main page

Search all pages on the Atlantic Cable site:

Research Material Needed

The Atlantic Cable website is non-commercial, and its mission is to make available on line as much information as possible.

You can help - if you have cable material, old or new, please contact me. Cable samples, instruments, documents, brochures, souvenir books, photographs, family stories, all are valuable to researchers and historians.

If you have any cable-related items that you could photograph, copy, scan, loan, or sell, please email me: [email protected]

—Bill Burns, publisher and webmaster: Atlantic-Cable.com