Repro ID: H1692
Title: The Great Eastern under construction at Millwall.
Description: Work began at John Scott Russell's Millwall shipyard in May 1854 with two thousand workers involved. Over 30,000 iron plates, weighing a third of a ton each, and three million rivets were used to construct the enormous hull of the 'Great Eastern'.
Creator: Robert Howlett
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London