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The Great Eastern under construction at Millwall.
|Building of the Great Eastern.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H1692|
|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|