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One of the Great Eastern's grappling hooks.
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H2373|
|Description: Large iron grappling hooks were used to lift the lost telegraph cable from the ocean floor. The crew of the 'Great Eastern' tried to retrieve the cable on 3 August and again on 7 August, but to no avail. Eventually they succeeded on 11 August 1866.|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|