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Engraved green turban shell.

Engraved green turban shell.
Engraved green turban shell.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: D9601
Description: This green turban shell was engraved to celebrate the launch of the 'Great Eastern'. The shell's caption states 'Great Eastern Steam Ship Launched 31st January 1858. Tonnage...24000 tons. Power...2600 horses. Length...692 ft. Breadth...85 ft. Depth...60ft'.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1858
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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