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SS Great Eastern was the largest ship ever built at the time of her 1858 launch and had the capacity to carry 4,000 passengers. She was capable to sail from England to Australia without refueling. The steamship was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and built by J. Scott Russell & Co. at Millwall Iron Works on the River Thames, London. The ship's five funnels were rare and were later reduced to four. It also had the largest set of paddle wheels.

On 25 March 1852, Brunel made a sketch of a steamship in his diary and wrote beneath it: "Say 600 ft x 65 ft x 30 ft" (180 m x 20 m x 9.1 m). These measurements were six times larger by volume than any ship afloat. Brunel realized that the ship would need more than one propulsion system; since twin screws were still very much experimental, he settled on a combination of a single screw and paddle wheels, with auxiliary sail power. Using paddle wheels meant that the ship would be able to reach Calcutta, where the Hooghly River was too shallow for screws.

Brunel knew her affectionately as the "Great Babe". He died in 1859 shortly after her ill-fated maiden voyage, off Portland, when conducting trials, an explosion aboard blew off one of the funnels. The funnel was salvaged, purchased by the water company supplying Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in Dorset, and used as a filtering device. It was later transferred to the Bristol Maritime Museum close to Brunel's SS Great Britain then moved to the SS Great Britain museum.

Her first voyage to North America began on 17 June 1860, with 35 paying passengers, eight company "dead heads" (non-paying passengers), and 418 crew. Among the passengers were the two journalists and engineers Zerah Colburn and Alexander Lyman Holley as well as three directors of the Great Ship Company.

Upon Great Eastern's return to England, the ship was chartered by the British Government to transport troops to Quebec. 2,144 officers and men, 473 women and children, and 200 horses were embarked at Liverpool along with 40 paying passengers. The ship sailed on 25 June 1861 and went at full speed throughout most of the trip arriving at her destination 8 days and 6 hours after leaving Liverpool. Great Eastern stayed for a month and returned to Britain at the beginning of July with 357 paying passengers. However, the ship operation had a little commercial success.

In 1865, after repairs, she plied for several years as a passenger liner between Britain and North America before being converted to a cable-laying ship and laying the first lasting transatlantic telegraph cable in 1866. At the end of her cable-laying career, she was refitted once again as a liner but once again efforts to make her a commercial success failed. She was used as a showboat, a floating palace/concert hall, and a gymnasium. She acted as an advertising hoarding—sailing up and down the Mersey for Lewis's Department Store.

An early example of breaking-up a structure by use of a wrecking ball, she was scrapped at New Ferry on the River Mersey by Henry Bath & Son Ltd in 1889–1890—it took 18 months to take her apart.
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The Great Eastern / photo. by Whipple & Black ; J.H. Bufford's lith., Boston.

The Great Eastern / photo. by Whipple & Black ; J.H. Bufford's lith., ...

Port view of the sidewheeler steamship Great Eastern. Copyright by Geo. Stimpson.

The "Great Eastern" steam ship, 22,500 tons

The "Great Eastern" steam ship, 22,500 tons

141 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Parsons. "Copyright Deposit, Southern District of N.Y., Oct. 28, 1859, No. 141."

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The Settlement and Church of Heart's Content, Newfoundland

The Settlement and Church of Heart's Content, Newfoundland

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Stereoscopic card, Swedish Techniska museum SKA1073

Stereoscopic card, Swedish Techniska museum SKA1073

Stereobild av Clifton Suspension Bridge, fyra män på klippa bredvid. Bron under uppbyggnad. På bilden i höghatt möjligen konstruktören Isambard Kingdom Brunel. "Wiew of the bridge, by E. F. West, Observatory Clifton".

Ocean liners: The Atlantic Telegraph

Ocean liners: The Atlantic Telegraph

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The Picking-up Machinery in the Bows of the Great Eastern

The Picking-up Machinery in the Bows of the Great Eastern

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The Albany Buoying a Bight of the Cable of 1865 on the Night of August 26th, 1866

The Albany Buoying a Bight of the Cable of 1865 on the Night of August...

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The "Great Eastern" steam ship, 22,500 tons

The "Great Eastern" steam ship, 22,500 tons

141 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Parsons. "Copyright Deposit, Southern District of N.Y., Oct. 28, 1859, No. 141."

Ocean liners: The Atlantic Telegraph

Ocean liners: The Atlantic Telegraph

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The Great Eastern Under Weigh, July 23rd, 1865: Escort and other Ships, H.M.S. Terrible, H.M.S. Sphinx, The Hawk and Revised: The Caroline

The Great Eastern Under Weigh, July 23rd, 1865: Escort and other Ships...

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Launching the Buoy from the Bow of the Great Eastern on August 8th, 1865

Launching the Buoy from the Bow of the Great Eastern on August 8th, 18...

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Grappling for the Lost Cable - Public domain dedication. Metropolitan Museum of Art image.

Grappling for the Lost Cable - Public domain dedication. Metropolitan ...

Robert Charles Dudley (British, 1826–1909) Public domain photograph of 19th-century painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Great Eastern steamer. H. De Marsan, Publisher, No, 38 Chatham Street, N. Y

Great Eastern steamer. H. De Marsan, Publisher, No, 38 Chatham Street,...

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Homeward Bound: "The Great Eastern"

Homeward Bound: "The Great Eastern"

Robert Charles Dudley (British, 1826–1909) Public domain image of a passenger ship, ocean liner, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Great Eastern Steamship. New York (state) 19th Century Stereoscope Card.

Great Eastern Steamship. New York (state) 19th Century Stereoscope Car...

Photograph shows the Great Eastern steamship docked at New York City's harbor. Publisher attribution based on provenance. Gottheim collection code: GNY 117. Forms part of the Larry Gottheim Collection of stere... More

The Eighth wonder of the world - the Atlantic cable

The Eighth wonder of the world - the Atlantic cable

Allegorical scene showing Neptune with a trident in foreground, and lion representing Great Britain holding one end of the Atlantic cable and eagle representing the United States holding the other end of the ca... More

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[Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern]

[Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the G...

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Arrival of the Great Eastern at her Dock, between Bank and Hammond Streets, North River, N.Y., June 28

Arrival of the Great Eastern at her Dock, between Bank and Hammond Str...

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William Harrison, Esq., Commander of the "Great Eastern" Steam Ship

William Harrison, Esq., Commander of the "Great Eastern" Steam Ship

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The Great Eastern / photo. by Whipple & Black ; J.H. Bufford's lith., Boston.

The Great Eastern / photo. by Whipple & Black ; J.H. Bufford's lith., ...

Port view of the sidewheeler steamship Great Eastern. Copyright by Geo. Stimpson.

Chart of the submarine Atlantic Telegraph /

Chart of the submarine Atlantic Telegraph /

Shows land telegraph cables in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Europe, and north Africa, submarine cables, steamship routes, and proposed lines. Relief shown by contours. Depths shown by soundings. "Engraving ... More

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Interior of One of the Tanks on Board the Great Eastern: The Cable Passing Out

Interior of One of the Tanks on Board the Great Eastern: The Cable Pas...

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Robert French - Dining Saloon on the S.S. Great Eastern

Robert French - Dining Saloon on the S.S. Great Eastern

Thought that after our couple of "shippy" days, it'd be interesting to see what was available to passengers below decks on snazzy (technical term) vessels like the Brunel-designed S.S. Great Eastern, berthed in... More

The laying of the cable---John and Jonathan joining hands / W & P.

The laying of the cable---John and Jonathan joining hands / W & P.

A crude but engaging picture, celebrating the goodwill between Great Britain and the United States generated by the successful completion of the Atlantic telegraph cable between Newfoundland and Valentia Bay (I... More

The iron steam ship "Great Eastern" 22,500 tons: constructed under the direction of I.K. Brunel, F.R.S. -- D.C.L. commanded by Capt. William Harrison

The iron steam ship "Great Eastern" 22,500 tons: constructed under the...

Artist: Charles Parsons. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 3370

Brunel, Marc Isambard - Public domain portrait engraving

Brunel, Marc Isambard - Public domain portrait engraving

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Marc Isambart Brunel (1769–1849), engineer, builder of the Thames Tunnel

Marc Isambart Brunel (1769–1849), engineer, builder of the Thames Tunn...

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Great Eastern, engraving, Library of Congress

Great Eastern, engraving, Library of Congress

Advertisement label showing sidewheeler. LOT subdivision subject: Ships (clipper and steam). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by Ad Koop and Sattler. Caption card tr... More

Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865

Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865

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The iron steam ship "Great Eastern" 22,500 tons: constructed under the direction of I.K. Brunel, F.R.S. -- D.C.L. commanded by Capt. William Harrison

The iron steam ship "Great Eastern" 22,500 tons: constructed under the...

Artist: Charles Parsons. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 3370

Brunel, Marc Isambard - Public domain portrait engraving

Brunel, Marc Isambard - Public domain portrait engraving

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Great Eastern steamer. H. De Marsan, Publisher, No, 38 Chatham Street, N. Y

Great Eastern steamer. H. De Marsan, Publisher, No, 38 Chatham Street,...

"As sung by Dick McGowen, the Prince of Banjoists." In English. (language)

Hjulångfartyget GREAT EASTERN av London.

Hjulångfartyget GREAT EASTERN av London.

Hjulångfartyget GREAT EASTERN av London. Public domain photograph - 20th-century Swedish maritime photography, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Length of Atlantic Cable, copper alloy

Length of Atlantic Cable, copper alloy

Tiffany & Co. (1837–present) Made in New York, United States

The Heights over Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, the William Corey Heading Seawards, Laying the Shore-end of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable, July 7th, 1866

The Heights over Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, the William Corey Heading...

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The Cable Passed From the Works into the Hulk (the Old Frigate Iris) Lying in the Thames at Greenwich

The Cable Passed From the Works into the Hulk (the Old Frigate Iris) L...

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The Atlantic telegraph cable / Edw. Forbes.

The Atlantic telegraph cable / Edw. Forbes.

Composite of scenes and people related to the laying of the Atlantic telegraph cable and the invention of the telegraph including B. Franklin, Cyrus W. Field & Prof. Morse. Includes Pres. Johnson reading the mo... More

The Great Eastern, lying at the dock foot of Hammond Street, N.Y

The Great Eastern, lying at the dock foot of Hammond Street, N.Y

Photographer not identified. Attribution based on provenance. Gottheim collection code: GNY 123. Forms part of the Larry Gottheim Collection of stereographs and other early photographs (Library of Congress)

In the Bows of the Great Eastern: The Cable Broken and Lost, Preparing to Grapple, August 2nd, 1865

In the Bows of the Great Eastern: The Cable Broken and Lost, Preparing...

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Bacon's chart of the Atlantic Telegraph : containing a history of telegraphy, origin and progress of the Atlantic Telegraph, description of the old and new cables, etc., etc. : illustrated by maps, engravings, diagrams, etc.

Bacon's chart of the Atlantic Telegraph : containing a history of tele...

Includes text, diagrams, and an ancillary map of "Map Showing the Proposed Ocean Telegraphs and Overland Route Round the World." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Stampe... More

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Picryl description: Public domain image, drawing, American, 19th centu...

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Picryl description: Public domain image, drawing, American, 19th centu...

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Picryl description: Public domain image of a ship hull, port, harbor, water way, maritime architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Picryl description: Public domain image of a ship hull, port, harbor, ...

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Making the Splice between the Shore End and the Ocean Cable

Making the Splice between the Shore End and the Ocean Cable

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The Eighth wonder of the world - the Atlantic cable

The Eighth wonder of the world - the Atlantic cable

Allegorical scene showing Neptune with a trident in foreground, and lion representing Great Britain holding one end of the Atlantic cable and eagle representing the United States holding the other end of the ca... More

[Men at Work Beside the Launching Chains of the "Great Eastern"]

[Men at Work Beside the Launching Chains of the "Great Eastern"]

Robert Howlett (British, 1831–1858) Public domain image of a passenger ship, ocean liner, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Great Eastern Steamship, docked at harbor, New York City, N.Y.

Great Eastern Steamship, docked at harbor, New York City, N.Y.

Publisher attribution based on provenance. Gottheim collection code: GNY 119. Forms part of the Larry Gottheim Collection of stereographs and other early photographs (Library of Congress) Purchase; Larry Gotth... More

View, Looking Aft, from the Port Paddle Box of the Great Eastern, Showing the Trough for the Cable, etc.

View, Looking Aft, from the Port Paddle Box of the Great Eastern, Show...

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Ocean liners: The Great Eastern, engraving, Library of Congress

Ocean liners: The Great Eastern, engraving, Library of Congress

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The "Great Eastern" - Print, Library of Congress collection

The "Great Eastern" - Print, Library of Congress collection

Artist: Charles Parsons (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2803

The Atlantic telegraph cable / Edw. Forbes.

The Atlantic telegraph cable / Edw. Forbes.

Composite of scenes and people related to the laying of the Atlantic telegraph cable and the invention of the telegraph including B. Franklin, Cyrus W. Field & Prof. Morse. Includes Pres. Johnson reading the mo... More

Guide to the Great Eastern Steamship. Captain John Vine Hall commander. [n. p.] [c. 1860].

Guide to the Great Eastern Steamship. Captain John Vine Hall commander...

Illus. of ship. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 234, Folder 2a.

The Great Eastern. From the foot of Hammond Street

The Great Eastern. From the foot of Hammond Street

Photographs shows the Great Eastern docked at harbor in New York City, New York. Revenue stamp on back of card. Gottheim collection code: GNY 120. Forms part of the Larry Gottheim Collection of stereographs an... More

Great Eastern Steamship. New York (state) 19th Century Stereoscope Card.

Great Eastern Steamship. New York (state) 19th Century Stereoscope Car...

Photograph shows the Great Eastern steamship docked at harbor, New York City, New York. Publisher attribution based on provenance. Gottheim collection code: GNY 118. Forms part of the Larry Gottheim Collection... More

Robert French - Ladies should visit the...

Robert French - Ladies should visit the...

The S.S. Great Eastern as gargantuan advertising billboard at North Wall, Dublin.....Thanks to all for great research on this one, and to nintytwo ( nintytwo/ ) for helping us uncover that this was taken at th... More

Steamship Great Eastern, lying at the dock foot of Hammond-Street, New-York

Steamship Great Eastern, lying at the dock foot of Hammond-Street, New...

Publisher attribution based on provenance. Gottheim collection code: GNY 121. Forms part of the Larry Gottheim Collection of stereographs and other early photographs (Library of Congress) Purchase; Larry Gotth... More

Brunel, Marc Isambard - Public domain portrait engraving

Brunel, Marc Isambard - Public domain portrait engraving

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Stereobild av Clifton Suspension Bridge, fyra män på klippa bredvid. Bron under uppbyggnad. På bilden i höghatt möjligen konstruktören Isambard Kingdom Brunel."Wiew of the bridge, by E. F. West, Observatory Clifton".

Stereobild av Clifton Suspension Bridge, fyra män på klippa bredvid. B...

Stereobild av Clifton Suspension Bridge, fyra män på klippa bredvid. Bron under uppbyggnad. På bilden i höghatt möjligen konstruktören Isambard Kingdom Brunel."Wiew of the bridge, by E. F. West, Observatory Clifton".

The Great Eastern steamship. New York (state) 19th Century Stereoscope Card.

The Great Eastern steamship. New York (state) 19th Century Stereoscope...

Photographs shows the Great Eastern docked at harbor in New York City, New York. Also, a "Western Hotel" coach and people on the dock. Card number: "No. 738". "this is #73 of Stacy's American Stereoscopic view... More

Trinity Bay and Heart's Content, Newfoundland, the locality where the western end of the Atlantic Cable was to have been laid

Trinity Bay and Heart's Content, Newfoundland, the locality where the ...

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Robert French - Saloon on the S.S. Great Eastern

Robert French - Saloon on the S.S. Great Eastern

This "saloon" on the S.S. Great Eastern looks more like a bar to modern eyes. Love the ropes tethering the chandeliers here and in the dining saloon ( nlireland/8204527865 ) - testament to rough crossings........ More

[The "Great Eastern"] Art print

[The "Great Eastern"] Art print

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The great eastern excursion! This mammoth steamship, the wonder of the age, will arrive at Norfolk and be open for the reception of visitors on Saturday, August 4 ... This splendid steamer Baltimore will make an excursion to Old Point and Norfol

The great eastern excursion! This mammoth steamship, the wonder of the...

Transportation. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 204, Folder 3.

The Great Eastern. From the foot of Hammond Street

The Great Eastern. From the foot of Hammond Street

Photographs shows the Great Eastern docked at harbor in New York City, New York. Revenue stamp on back of card. Gottheim collection code: GNY 120. Forms part of the Larry Gottheim Collection of stereographs an... More

Steamship Great Eastern, lying at the dock foot of Hammond-Street, New-York

Steamship Great Eastern, lying at the dock foot of Hammond-Street, New...

Publisher attribution based on provenance. Gottheim collection code: GNY 121. Forms part of the Larry Gottheim Collection of stereographs and other early photographs (Library of Congress) Purchase; Larry Gotth... More