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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 Silverado
by Bill Glover


Built in 1918 by the Long Beach SB Co., California

Length 245.6 ft Breadth 42 ft Depth 24.1 ft Gross tonnage 2298

Requisitioned in 1943 to replace CS Dellwood on maintaining the Alaska cable network. Fitted with cable gear manufactured by the Sundfelt Company. The gear consisted of a double combined type with each drum being driven by a 150 hp steam engine. Three 5ft bow sheaves were fitted. Used to maintain the Alaska Communications System.

Taken out of service in the early 1950's and scrapped.

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Last revised: 11 September, 2011

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