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Did you know...? The Great Eastern fact files

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The Great Eastern statistics
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The Cable Ship.
View full size imageThe Great Eastern in a heavy sea. © NMM
The Great Eastern was a giant steam ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. At the time of her launch in 1858 she was the largest ship in the world. Although the design of the Great Eastern was brilliant, Brunel’s mighty vessel was considered a commercial failure, ending her career as a floating billboard before being scrapped in 1888.



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