An interesting post. 😉
Launched on the 19th July 1843 the ss Great Britian was described as ‘the greatest experiment since the Creation’.
Conceived by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a visionary engineer of the Victorian era, with an iron hull designed by Thomas Patterson and rigging and engines by Thomas Guppy the ss Great Britain in 1843 was the biggest, strongest ship ever built and transformed the technology of sea travel.
Built as a ‘sail assist steam ship’ with 6 masts carrying special ‘schooner rig sails’ the ship was fitted with a revolutionary steam driven screw propeller instead of the more conventional paddle wheels.
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