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Forward deck cleared for the final attempt at grappling.Forward deck cleared for the final attempt at grappling.
Forward deck cleared for the final attempt at grappling.

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Repro ID: PX8267
Title: Forward deck cleared for the final attempt at grappling.
Description: Recovering the broken cable from the bottom of the Atlantic some 4000 metres (13,124 ft) below seemed a hopeless task, but the attempt had been made at depths of over 1000 metres (3281 ft), and the 'Great Eastern' seamen were experienced in the methods. Two 150 kg (330 lbs) grapnels — five-armed anchor-like hooks attached to thousands of metres of wire rope — were lowered, as the ship drifted slowly back across the track of the cable.
Creator: Robert Dudley (artist), E. Walker (engraver): Day & Son (engravers)
Date: 1866
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London


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