s 'Great Britain' ashore in Dundrum Bay, Ireland, 1846.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

s 'Great Britain' ashore in Dundrum Bay, Ireland, 1846.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Oil painting showing s Great Britain after she ran ashore at Dundrum Bay in September 1846, after which she was sold by the Great Western Steam Ship Company. This was the first screw-propelled iron vesel to cros the Atlantic. She was completed in Bristol in 1845 to the plans of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) and provided accommodation for about 360 pasengers.
 

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10327394
 

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