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James Anderson, captain of the Great Eastern.

James Anderson, captain of the Great Eastern.
Captain James Anderson.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4484
Description: James Anderson (1824-93) was captain of the 'Great Eastern' during the laying of the transatlantic cable in 1866. He had worked for the Cunard company for several years before being released to command the 'Great Eastern'. He was later knighted for his role in laying the Atlantic telegraph cable.
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'
Date: 8 December 1866
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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