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

CS Urmston Grange
by Bill Glover


Built in 1894 by Workman, Clark & Company, Belfast

Length 340 ft.  Breadth 46.5 ft.  Depth 17.6 ft.  Gross tonnage 3446

Chartered from Houlder Bros., by Siemens Bros., in 1906 to lay the cable below for the Commercial Pacific Cable Company.

In 1914 Urmston Grange was sunk as blockship at Scapa Flow.


1906 Guam - Bonin Island

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Last revised: 19 February, 2016

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