SS Great Britain

SS Great Britain

The SS Great Britain, designed by Isambard Brunel, was the first ocean-going vessel to be screw-driven and built entirely of iron. When she was launched in 1843 she was twice the size of any previous ship and her revolutionary design heralded a complete break with traditional ship construction. As is the case for many historic ships, however, there is a surprising shortage of informative and well illustrated guides, for reference during a visit or for research by enthusiasts - ship modellers, naval buffs, historians or students. This new series redresses the gap. ??Written by experts and containing more than 200 specially commissioned photographs, each title takes the reader on a superbly illustrated tour of the ship, from bow to stern and deck by deck. Significant parts of the vessel _ for example, the propeller, steering gear, engine and accommodation _ are given detailed coverage both in words and pictures, so that the reader has at hand the most complete visual record and explanation of the ship that exists. In addition, the importance of the ship, both in her own time and now as a museum vessel, is explained, while her design and build, and her career prior to restoration and exhibition are all described.??No other books offer such superb visual impact and detailed information as the Seaforth Historic Ship Series _ a truly groundbreaking concept bringing the ships of our past vividly to life.

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Pages 128 pages
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Categories: Ocean liners
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ss Great Britain's Unsolved Mystery
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Pages: 244
Authors: Bill Jackman
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-27 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

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Pages: 224
Authors: Ewan Corlett
Categories: Ships, Iron and steel
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Tell the stroy of the ss Great Britain and her revolutionary design and the current restoration being undertaken.
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Pages: 160
Authors: Brian Lavery
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-01 - Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

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S.S. Great Britain
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Adrian Ball
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Type: BOOK - Published: 1981 - Publisher:

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The S.S. Great Britain and the Coming of Steam Navigation
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Pages: 16
Authors: Basil Greenhill
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Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher:

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SS Great Britain Ephemera
Language: en
Pages: 28
Authors:
Categories: Australia
Type: BOOK - Published: 1852 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 768
Authors: Donald Olson
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-14 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Features travel information for all of Great Britain including the best of ancient Britain, modern Britain, the nightlife, museums, and architecture.