When she was launched in 1843, the SS Great Britain was twice the size of any previous ship and her revolutionary design heralded a complete break with traditional ship construction.
Written by experts and containing more than 200 specially commissioned photographs, this 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, including the propeller, steering gear, engine and accommodation are given detailed coverage, 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 career prior to restoration are all described.
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing