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Ernest Bevin, British Labour politician, 1933
Ernest Bevin, British Labour politician, 1933
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Great Eastern on the stocks at Millwall on the Thames, 1857
Great Eastern on the stocks at Millwall on the Thames, 1857
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Mr O'Brien, the Irish Giant, the Tallest Man in the Known World, 1803
Mr O'Brien, the Irish Giant, the Tallest Man in the Known World, 1803
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Skeleton of Megatherium, extinct giant ground sloth, 1823
Skeleton of Megatherium, extinct giant ground sloth, 1823
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PSS Great Eastern on the ocean, 1858
PSS Great Eastern on the ocean, 1858
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Mammoth skeleton, 1823
Mammoth skeleton, 1823
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Great Eastern on the stocks at Millwall on the Thames, 1857 Featured Print

Great Eastern on the stocks at Millwall on the Thames, 1857

Great Eastern on the stocks at Millwall on the Thames, 1857. View from the stern, showing the vessel in John Scott Russell's (1808-1882) yard. Double-hulled, of all iron construction, and powered by four steam engines driving both paddle wheels and screw propeller, the Great Eastern was intended for the passenger trade between Britain and Australia and India. After a few troubled passenger voyages she was sold for £25, 000, a fraction of the building cost of probably £500, 000, and converted to a cable laying ship. In this role she was used in laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable in 1865-1866, and other similar projects. The Great Eastern was Isambard Kingdom Brunel's (1806-1859) last great project. He collapsed on her deck on her launch in 1858 and died a few days later. From The Illustrated London News. (London, 7 November 1857)

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