SS Great Britain, Bristol, England

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    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.

    This photo was published in the Schmap Bristol Travel Guide at See And also in the 3rd edition at and the iPhone edition at

    JAMES HALLROBINSON, mattdavis1990, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. JAMES HALLROBINSON 101 months ago | reply

      very nice picture, I understand this was a wreck at one time in the falklands.

    2. DanieVDM 101 months ago | reply

      Hi James, yes that's quite correct. It was lying derelict there and then recovered. Quite lucky as it was nearly lost for ever.

    3. S Pipczynski 87 months ago | reply

      Congratulations! I'm an admin for a group called "I Got Schmapped!", and we'd love to have you join our group and add your photo(s)! (Please tag your photo(s) "I Got Schmapped!" and feel free to add and tag your photos individually.)

    4. Lawnboy1975 78 months ago | reply

      Great shot! Am Bristolian and will always have a soft spot for this ship!

    5. Simon & Sophie 76 months ago | reply


      I am a photo researcher for Hong Kong Noah's Ark Exposition, which is a public-funded project. It is an educational museum to raise public awareness on environmental conservation and it would be run on non-profit basis.

      In one part of our exhibition, we would like to explore ship architecture and compare Ark's design to great ships in history. Could we use your photo for free in a video clip? We would credit the photo to you and would not use the graphic for any other purpose. If you wish to collect license fee, please let us know the amount and method of payment.

      Please send me an email so that I can further send you more details about our project:

      Thanks! Look forward to your reply.

      Sophie Leung
      Hong Kong Ma Wan Park

    6. DanieVDM 76 months ago | reply

      Hi Sophie, you are welcome to use it for free (or any other of my photos) if it is for non-profit use. The credit will be fine.

    7. Roger Hoyt (TFLAT) 38 months ago | reply

      I'm glad this beauty wasn't lost forever. Would be a shame.

    8. DanieVDM 37 months ago | reply

      Very true! It just can't be replaced and future generations would hold us accountable...

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