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Medal commemorating the SS 'Great Eastern'
Medal commemorating the SS 'Great Eastern'. Obverse: Broadside view of the ship with fore and aft sail set on six masts, and showing five funnels. Legend: 'THE GREAT EASTERN STEAMSHIP SCREW . PADDLE . AND SAIL.' Exergue: 'LENGTH 692 FEET BREADTH 83 FEET DEPTH 58 FEET.' Reverse: Inscription, '25,000 TONS BURTHEN . 4 DECKS . SPREADS 6,5000 SQ . YDS . OF CANVASS . DRAUGHT OF WATER 20 FEET ; WHEN LADEN 30 FT . DEPTH OF HULL 38 FT 3,000 HORSE POWER WILL ACCOMMODATE 10,000 TROOPS.'
- Image reference: E3578-1
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London