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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 Retriever (2)
by Bill Glover


Built in 1879 by Blackwood and Company, Port Glasgow

Length 178.6 ft Breadth 24.2 ft Depth 12.9 ft Gross tonnage 502

A small repair vessel built for the Eastern Telegraph Company for use in the Eastern Mediterranean. Fitted with one cable tank and twin bow sheaves. Wrecked on Santorin Island on 17 May 1884. CS Volta recovered 60 nm of cable and completed the work that Retriever (2) had been carrying out.



Euboea - Skiathos: Oreas - Stavro: Laurium - Zea: Hydra - Metochi

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Last revised: 23 September, 2011

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