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SS Great Britain, Bristol, England | by DanieVDM
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SS Great Britain, Bristol, England

SS Great Britain was the first ocean-going ship to have an iron hull and a screw propeller and, when launched in 1843, was the largest vessel afloat. She originally carried 120 first-class passengers (26 of whom were in single cabins), 132 second-class passengers and 130 officers and crew but, when an extra deck was added, it increased the number of passengers to 730.

See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Great_Britain

 

This photo was published in the Schmap Bristol Travel Guide at www.schmap.com/guides/bristol. See www.schmap.com/photos/p=12915821N00/c=SC1013203. And also in the 3rd edition at www.schmap.com/bristol/activities_hotwells/p=97792/i=9779... and the iPhone edition at www.schmap.com/?m=iphone#uid=bristol&sid=all_sights&a....

 

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Taken on July 9, 2006