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The last of the Great Eastern at New Ferry on the Mersey.

The last of the Great Eastern at New Ferry on the Mersey.
The Great Eastern was broken up on Merseyside.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4469
Description: The 'Great Eastern' was a giant steam ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-59). When she was launched at Millwall in 1858 she was the largest ship in the world. The 'Great Eastern' was broken up on the River Mersey between 1888 and 1889. Brunel's mighty vessel was built so strongly that it took 200 men two years to take her to pieces, consuming a total of 3.5 million man-hours.
Creator: Illustrated London News
Date: 12 October 1889
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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