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Leviathan or the Great Eastern.

Leviathan or the Great Eastern.
The Great Eastern was sold to a cable-laying company.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PU6763
Description: After several unsuccessful passenger voyages, during one of which she struck an uncharted rock - damage that would have sunk any other ship - the 'Great Eastern' was put up for auction. She was sold for a paltry £25,000 to the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company of Greenwich in 1865.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c. 1860
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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