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The Great Eastern under construction at Millwall.

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
Date: 1857
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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