This elegant turquoise tea towel design make a great gift for a friend or family member, or a souvenir of your visit to the SS Great Britain. Featuring our striking Shipping Forecast design, this tea towel was designed by the SS Great Britain and Weekend 365 as part of the exclusive Shipping Forecast range.
During a wild and stormy October night in 1859, nearly 150 vessels were wrecked around the coast of the British Isles including The Royal Charter. The Royal Charter was managed by the same agency as the SS Great Britain and many of the crew who died in the storm had previously served on the Great Britain.
After the tragedy of the storm in 1859, Robert Fitzroy introduced a system of weather warnings in all of the main ports in Britain which led to the Shipping Forecast. His work on weather forecasting was far ahead of contemporary science and he is credited with saving the lives of hundreds of seamen and passengers who travelled at sea in the 19th century.
Dimensions: 480mm x 760mm