Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

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Search result for ship name: Great Eastern
Great Eastern: SS Great Eastern; Steam Liner; Length: 211 m; Beam: 25 m; 18,915 tons; Crew: 418; Millwall Docks, London, England; 1858

When she was launched in 1858, she was the largest ship ever built. Her hull was of iron construction and she was propelled by 2 paddle wheels driven by four steam engines and one engine for her screw. She also had 6 masts for carrying sail, all 18,148 square feet of it. Her maximum speed was 13 knots.

image of the SS Great Eastern

image of the SS Great Eastern
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