Product images of The 'Great Eastern' under weight July 23rd (escort and other ships introduced being the Terrible, the Sphinx the Hawk & the Caroline)
We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.
Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Read more about our fine art prints.
Manufactured in the UK
All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.
We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
The 'Great Eastern' under weight July 23rd (escort and other ships introduced being the Terrible, the Sphinx the Hawk & the Caroline)
One of a set of prints showing the Great Eastern (1857) under weight with the escort of other ships including the Terrible, the Sphinx, the Hawk and the Caroline. The 19,000-tonner Great Eastern was six times larger than any ship ever built, and had to be launched sideways. The reason why the Great Eastern was so extremely large was that she was built for the run from Europe to Australia. While earlier steamers had to refuel in almost every harbour they passed, the Great Eastern was designed to make the entire trip without refuelling until she reached Calcutta.
R. Dudley (artist)
Original size: 206 mm x 286 mm
- Image reference: PX8288
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London