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The grand saloon during the storm of September 1861.

The grand saloon during the storm of September 1861.
In the grand saloon passengers and furniture were tossed wildly about.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PU6761
Description: This lithograph was based on a sketch drawn by a passenger on board the 'Great Eastern' during the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic in September 1861. After leaving Liverpool she ran into bad weather off south west Ireland and the rudder was snapped. Makeshift repairs eventually made it possible to return to Queenstown several days later.
Creator: C. F. Hayward
Date: 1861
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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