Launch of SS Great Britain

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published on 13 February 2023

A painting from an 1846 engraving by Thomas Ashburton Picken showing the launch of the steamship SS Great Britain designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859). The ship sailed on its maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York in May 1845. (Lordprice Collection)

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