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The old frigate with her freight of cable, alongside the Great Eastern at Sheerness.
|The old frigate with her freight of cable, alongside the Great Eastern at Sheerness.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: PX8271|
|Description: The hulks 'Amethyst' and 'Iris' transferred the 2500 miles (4022 km) of cable to the 'Great Eastern' as she lay at a mooring at Sheerness, an operation that took over three months.|
|Creator: Robert Dudley (artist), T. Picken (engraver), Day & Son (engravers)|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|