SS Great Britain

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Viktorija Valenta
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published on 11 April 2022

SS Great Britain, a museum ship and former passenger steamship now located in Bristol. It was the largest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854. Made by Brunel, for the Great Western Steamship Company's transatlantic service between Bristol and America. While other ships had been built of iron or equipped with a screw propeller, Great Britain was the first to combine these features in a large ocean-going ship. It was the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic Ocean, which it did in 14 days.

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Viktorija Valenta
Victoria holds a MA degree in Art History. She is an avid observer of the society, its past and development of the philosophical thought. Fan of Socrates! Native speaker of Croatian language, based in England.

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Valenta, V. (2022, April 11). SS Great Britain. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15606/ss-great-britain/

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Valenta, Viktorija. "SS Great Britain." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 11, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15606/ss-great-britain/.

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Valenta, Viktorija. "SS Great Britain." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 Apr 2022. Web. 25 May 2022.

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