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.