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Splicing the cable on board the 'Great Eastern', 25 July 1865
This image shows crew members on 25 July 1865 on board the 'Great Eastern' searching for a fault in the telegraph cable after the first accident. After retrieving the cable they found that a piece of wire, five centimetres (two inches) long, had been driven clear through the cable, stopping it from working by earthing the current.
Original size: 204 mm x 286 mm
- Image reference: L9816
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London