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Strathaird departing Sydney

Strathaird departing Sydney

P&O Strathaird ~  alongside Circular Quay, Sydney 1930s  note 3 funnels .. 2 were dummy

P&O Strathaird ~ alongside Circular Quay, Sydney 1930s note 3 funnels .. 2 were dummy

The SS Great Eastern was the largest sailing ship ever built. She is shown here without masts at the breaker yard in England. She was built in 1857 and was by far the largest ship ever built at the time at 692ft and 18,000 tons. She bankrupt every company that owned her, just from maintenance. She was used to lay the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cables, and they are still in use today. The only time she made money was laying 6 more cables. She was used to defend Canada during the US Civil…

The SS Great Eastern was the largest sailing ship ever built. She is shown here without masts at the breaker yard in England. She was built in 1857 and was by far the largest ship ever built at the time at 692ft and 18,000 tons. She bankrupt every company that owned her, just from maintenance. She was used to lay the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cables, and they are still in use today. The only time she made money was laying 6 more cables. She was used to defend Canada during the US Civil…

SS Inverurie by Ian Boyd

SS Inverurie by Ian Boyd

RMS Olympic...the paucity of lifeboats suggests this picture was definitely before her more-famous sister ship Titanic sank.

RMS Olympic...the paucity of lifeboats suggests this picture was definitely before her more-famous sister ship Titanic sank.

USS Leviathan in Boston     Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967 (photographer)    Date created: 1917 - 1934 (approximate)    : 1 negative : glass, black & white ; 4 x 5 in.     Glass negatives

USS Leviathan in Boston Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967 (photographer) Date created: 1917 - 1934 (approximate) : 1 negative : glass, black & white ; 4 x 5 in. Glass negatives

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