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Coiling the cable in the after tank on board the Great Eastern at Sheerness during the visit of HRH the Prince of Wales.

Coiling the cable in the after tank on board the Great Eastern at Sheerness during the visit of HRH the Prince of Wales.
Coiling the cable in the after tank on board the Great Eastern at Sheerness during the visit of HRH the Prince of Wales.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PX8275
Description: Three gigantic cylindrical tanks, to hold the coils of cable, were built in the hold of the 'Great Eastern'. The finished cable was then transferred to her at Sheerness. On 24 May 1865, the Prince of Wales visted the 'Great Eastern' and witnessed the coiling down of the cable into the hold.
Creator: R. Dudley (artist): T. Picken (engraver): Day & Son (engravers)
Date: 1865
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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