He helped his father, Marc Brunel, to build the Thames Tunnel under the river.
|Building the Great Eastern. © NMM |
His Great Western steamship was fitted out in London.
The contract for building Brunel's Great Eastern went to John Scott Russell who had a yard at Millwall. It took several attempts over three months to launch the ship (sideways) so it could be towed to Deptford for fitting out.