SS Great Britain, Bristol

SS Great Britain, Bristol
Photograph taken August 2001 © Copyright Historic England Archive ref: NMR/21417/02

Built in 1843 to designs by Brunel, the Great Britain was used as a passenger ship to New York. After running aground and the ship was salvaged and used as a cargo vessel on trips to Australia until damaged in a storm off Cape Horn in the 1880s. In 1970 it was brought back for restoration to the very dock in Bristol where it was originally floated.

Location

Bristol Bristol

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Themes

Tags

ship boat britain travel transport brunel passenger trade steam Victorian (1837 - 1901)