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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 Tung-Song
by Bill Glover


Built in 1928 Taikoo Dockyard and Engineering Company, Hong Kong

Length 183.8 ft  Breadth 29.1 ft  Depth 10.1 ft  Gross tonnage 549

Chartered by Cable & Wireless from the Straits Steamship Company for repair duties around Singapore. Wrecked in September 1954.

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Last revised: 7 November, 2011

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