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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 Scanderia
by Bill Glover


Built in 1866 by the London and Glasgow Company, Glasgow.

Length 328.6 ft. Breadth 35.3 ft. Depth 25.1 ft. Gross tonnage 1,983

Single screw. Compound engine of 200 hp, three masted schooner.

Scanderia was chartered from the Anglo‑Egyptian Navigation Company in December 1868 by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company who fitted the vessel out for cable work by the installation of four cable tanks with a total coiling capacity of 24,381 cubic feet and company paying out and picking up machines. Scanderia was lost in 1872.


Captain Carroll:
1868 Malta - Alexandria, Egypt
1869 Brest, France - St Pierre - Miquelon - Duxbury, Massachusetts
1870 India - Suez, Egypt

Malta - Gibraltar - Carcavelos, Portugal

1871 Rhodes - Marmorece
1871 Cyprus - Salakigae
1871 Samos - Scala Nuova
1871 Aevali - Mytilene
1871 Canea - Rettimo - Candia - Sitia - Rhodes
1871 Chios - Chesme
1871 Zante - Corfu
1871 Zante - Cephalonia


Captain J. Moody:
1869 1866 Atlantic cable
Captain R.C. Halpin:
1871 1865 and 1866 Atlantic cables

Scanderia laying the Malta - Alexandria cable
(Illustrated London News)

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