Coronavirus (COVID-19) While museums are closed, the Science and Society Picture Library prints site is fully operational and we have added an FAQ page here.

Launching gear used for 'Great Eastern', 1857.

Launching gear used for 'Great Eastern', 1857.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Description

Plate reproduced from Illustrated London News (Vol 57/2 p 489). This famous steamship, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859), was the largest vesel afloat until she was broken up in 1888. Brunel had proposed to the Eastern Steam Navigation Company the construction of a steamship five or six times the size of any then in use, with two forms of power: paddle-wheels and screw-engines.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10313841

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas