SS Great Britain

SS Great Britain

Brunel's Ship, Her Voyages, Passengers and Crew

Hardback288pp Illustrated232x156mm

9781445684512     Product Code: 508710

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Brunel's initial designs for a sister steamship for the Great Western called for a wooden hull and paddle wheel propulsion, but his switch to a screw propeller and iron construction made the new ship a world first. This biography of the vessel looks beyond the innovation of its design and short-lived transatlantic service to its long career sailing between Liverpool and Australia, later cargo duties and eventual scuttling in the Falkland Islands, before salvage and restoration in the 1970s.

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