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

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


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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