1. 13 July 2012

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The Great eastern before it’s launch and sail to New York
The Great Eastern was the work of Isambard Brunel to make vessels that were powerful and luxurious enough to transport passengers to and From Britain and America. His work on the Great Eastern proved to be ultimately flawed as paddled vessels were to be replaced by propelled ships.
Cable laying role
The conversion work for Great Eastern’s new role consisted in the removal of funnel no. 4 and some boilers as well as great parts of the passenger rooms and saloons to give way for open top tanks for taking up the coiled cable. Under Sir James Anderson she laid 4,200 kilometres (2,600 mi) of the 1865 transatlantic telegraph cable. Under Captains Anderson and then Robert Halpin, from 1866 to 1878 the ship laid over 48,000 kilometres (30,000 mi) of submarine telegraph cable including from Brest, France to Saint Pierre and Miquelon in 1869, and from Aden to Bombay in 1869 and 1870. The ship was painted white for the trip to Bombay in an effort to reflect heat

    schlieffen:

    The Great eastern before it’s launch and sail to New York

    The Great Eastern was the work of Isambard Brunel to make vessels that were powerful and luxurious enough to transport passengers to and From Britain and America. His work on the Great Eastern proved to be ultimately flawed as paddled vessels were to be replaced by propelled ships.

    Cable laying role

    The conversion work for Great Eastern’s new role consisted in the removal of funnel no. 4 and some boilers as well as great parts of the passenger rooms and saloons to give way for open top tanks for taking up the coiled cable. Under Sir James Anderson she laid 4,200 kilometres (2,600 mi) of the 1865 transatlantic telegraph cable. Under Captains Anderson and then Robert Halpin, from 1866 to 1878 the ship laid over 48,000 kilometres (30,000 mi) of submarine telegraph cable including from Brest, France to Saint Pierre and Miquelon in 1869, and from Aden to Bombay in 1869 and 1870. The ship was painted white for the trip to Bombay in an effort to reflect heat

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