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The old frigate with her freight of cable, alongside the Great Eastern at Sheerness.The old frigate with her freight of cable, alongside the Great Eastern at Sheerness.
The old frigate with her freight of cable, alongside the Great Eastern at Sheerness.

© National Maritime Museum, London

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)
Date: 1865
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London


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