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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 Recorder (1)

Official Number 91879

Built in 1885 by Napier and Sons, Glasgow, for the Eastern Extension, Australasia and China Telegraph Company as a replacement for CS Magneta. Sister ship to CS Electra (1).

Length 236.8 ft Breadth 321.0 ft Depth 16.5 ft Gross tonnage 1201

CS Recorder (1)

Four cable tanks; cable machinery made by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company. A site visitor notes that her grandfather, Walter James Kemp, was captain around 1912.

Based in Singapore for laying and repairing of Far Eastern cables. Sold out of the cable industry in 1925 to the Soo Chong Shipping Company and renamed Foo Ching. Caught fire and sank in 1932.


1890 Mombasa - Zanzibar: Dar es Salaam - Zanzibar
1891 Penang - Medan
1899 Manila - Capiz - Iloilo - Cebu

Last revised: 22 January, 2014

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