History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network

CS Telegraf
by Bill Glover


Built in 1894 by Kristiansand Vaerks.

Length 135.9 ft.  Breadth 20.33 ft.  Depth 10.3 ft.  Gross tonnage 227

Built for the Norwegian PTT for cable repair work and based at Bergen. Fitted with a single paying out-picking up machine powered by a small steam engine and supplied by the Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Company. Two bow sheaves and one cable tank were fitted the latter capable of holding 100 tons of cable. Sold out of the cable world in 1957 and renamed Tryggheim. Sank on October 26 1967 at Gildeshal, then raised, towed to Bodø for examination and subsequently scrapped.

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Last revised: 15 October, 2014

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