Ship Name

Great Britain

Type

Screw steamship (6 masted)

Origins/Provenance

English-built

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1843

Home Waters

Australia passenger trade

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

2936

Length (feet)

322

Beam (feet)

51

Draft (feet)

16

Propulsion Specifications

direct-acting steam; i screw

Hull

iron

Top Speed (knots)

11

Historical Note

First seagoing ship built of iron and the first to be driven by screw propeller. Designed by I.K. Brunel. Largest ship of her day

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