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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 Silvergray
by Bill Glover


Built in 1920 by McDougall-Duluth S.B. Company, Minnesota

Length 251.0 ft  Breadth 43.7 ft  Depth 22.2 ft  Gross tonnage 2456

Originally a molasses carrier named Julius Kessler. Purchased by India Rubber Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Company in 1922 and fitted with a double paying out-picking up machine forward and a paying out machine aft, supplied by Johnson and Phillips, which were installed on the forward and aft well decks.

In 1933 Silvergray was sold to the Medway Steam Packet Company; the ship was broken up two years later.

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Last revised: 7 October, 2011

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