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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.



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


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Taken on July 9, 2006