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Longitudinal profile of the Great Eastern.
|Longitudinal profile of the Great Eastern.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H2576|
|Description: The hull of the 'Great Eastern' was double-skinned, a fact that saved the ship in 1862 when an unmarked reef off Montauk, New York, tore a huge gash in the outer hull. Over 30,000 plates, weighing a third of a ton each, were used to construct her enormous hull.|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|