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The Great Eastern named: the Leviathan.

The Great Eastern named: the Leviathan.
The Great Eastern under sail.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PY0306
Description: After being launched in January 1858, the 'Great Eastern' was taken to Deptford where her public areas were fitted out to the standards of a luxury hotel. The paddle and screw engines, the ten boilers, five funnels and six masts (named Monday to Saturday) and all the associated machinery were also installed and rigged.
Creator: F. Sala & Co. (publishers)
Date: 1858
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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