'Launch of the 'Orion' Steamer', 1840.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

'Launch of the 'Orion' Steamer', 1840.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Engraving and letterpres commemorating the launch, on 27 October 1840, of the 'Orion', the first iron steamship to be built at the port of Ipswich, Suffolk, by Read and Page.

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