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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.|
|Date: c. 1860|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|