Vessels

Great Eastern, SS [Leviathan]

Great Eastern, SS [Leviathan]
sailing steamship
1858
Brunel, Isambard Kingdom
J. Scott Russell & Co.
SS Great Eastern was an iron sailing steam ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and built by J. Scott Russell & Co. at Millwall on the River Thames, London. She was by far the largest ship ever built at the time of her 1858 launch, and had the capacity to carry 4,000 passengers from England to Australia without refuelling.

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Brunel, Isambard Kingdom
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English, 1806-1859
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