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The steamship Great Eastern.

The steamship Great Eastern.
The Great Eastern in a heavy sea.
Unique ID: BHC3380
Description: The 'Great Eastern', or 'Leviathan', launched in 1858, was much larger than any previous ship and was not equalled in size for another 50 years. She had both paddle and screw propulsion and was designed to carry 4,000 passengers but she made only nine Atlantic crossings before her conversion to a cable-laying ship.
Creator: Henry Clifford
Date: 1865
Copyright of object: Out of Copyright
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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