Repro ID: PX8271
Title: The old frigate with her freight of cable, alongside the Great Eastern at Sheerness.
Description: The hulks 'Amethyst' and 'Iris' transferred the 2500 miles (4022 km) of cable to the 'Great Eastern' as she lay at a mooring at Sheerness, an operation that took over three months.
Creator: Robert Dudley (artist), T. Picken (engraver), Day & Son (engravers)
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London