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SS Great Britain leaving Blackwall.

SS Great Britain leaving Blackwall.
SS Great Britain leaving Blackwall.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H1689
Description: The steam ship 'Great Britain' was the world's first iron hulled, screw propeller-driven, steam-powered passenger liner. When launched in 1843, she was twice the tonnage of any previous ship. The ship was built at the Great Western Dockyard, Bristol, by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his colleagues Thomas Guppy, Christopher Claxton, and William Patterson, all members of the Great Western Steamship Company.
Creator: 'The Illustrated London News'
Date: 1845
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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