The 'Great Eastern' being built, Millwall, London, 1830s.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

The 'Great Eastern' being built, Millwall, London, 1830s.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Coloured lithograph of the 'Great Eastern' under construction at the shipyard in Millwall on the River Thames.The Great Eastern steam ship was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) in collaboration with John Scott Rusell (1808-1882) in 1838 and was the first steamship to cros the Atlantic Ocean. In 1866 it also became the first ship to lay a permanent transatlantic telegraph cable.
 

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10421080
 

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