Photo #: NH 60302-KN (Color)
S.S. Great Eastern (British Steamship, 1859)
Hand-colored contemporary engraving, depicting the ship laying a cable between the British Isles and North America, circa 1865-1866.
Note: This illustration shows Great Eastern with her original five smokestacks. However, when converted to a cable layer, her number four smokestack and its two boilers were removed to make space for cable stowage.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 6 April 2006