Truly an amazing ship

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The Great Eastern was truly an amazing ship. She remained the largest ship in the world for over 40 years, even Oceanic, while longer, did not exceed her tonnage. And while Olympic and Titanic were evolutionary, The Great Eastern was revolutionary. She even had the screw propeller in addition to her 2 other propulsion methods. Its a shame she wasn't successful as a passenger ship, but she shined brightly during her great telegraph cable laying days.
 
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IanMcD

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The Great Eastern was truly an amazing ship. She remained the largest ship in the world for over 40 years, even Oceanic, while longer, did not exceed her tonnage. And while Olympic and Titanic were evolutionary, The Great Eastern was revolutionary. She even had the screw propeller in addition to her 2 other propulsion methods. Its a shame she wasn't successful as a passenger ship, but she shined brightly during her great telegraph cable laying days.
She really was. If you haven't already you should get a copy of the book, "The Great Iron Ship" by James Dugan. Published in 1953 and out of print but you could probably still get a copy on abebooks.com, Amazon or eBay.
 

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It's available on archive.org: The great iron ship : Dugan, James, 1912-1967 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

I always check archive.org when someone brings up an old book. If something's out of print there's a chance it's out of copyright and available for free, and recently archive.org has set up a "borrowing" program like a public library for newer books. Of course, it's never the same as having a physical yellowing book in your hand, but you get to read the same words.
 

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