Category:Great Britain (ship, 1843)

ShipEdit

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  • Built by: Great Western SS Co., Bristol United Kingdom
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  • Launch date: 19.07.1843
  • Date of completion: 1843
  • Length over all: 88 m
  • LPP: m
  • Beam: 15.2 m
  • Draught: m
  • GRT: 3,270
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  • Main engine: Steam, single screw
  • Speed: 9 kn
  • Passenger accommodation for 360-1st class only.

HistoryEdit

  • 1843 Named: GREAT BRITAIN for Great Western SS Co., Bristol Flag: United Kingdom
  • 26.07.1845 Sailed from Liverpool on her maiden voyage to New York on (arr.10 August, dep. 30 August).
  • 15.09.1845 Arrived back at Liverpool
  • 1846 Fitted with bilge keels to minimise rolling, her six-bladed propellors replaced by four-bladed ones and her masts reduced to five.
  • 09.05.1846 Left Liverpool for New York.
  • 22.09.1846 Grounded in Dundrum Bay, Co Down, Ireland
  • 08.1847 Salvaged and towed to Liverpool.
  • 12.1850 Sold to Gibbs, Bright & Co., reconditioned, fitted with new engines, two funnels athwartships, four masts and accommodation for 50-1st and 680-3rd class passengers.
  • 01.05.1852 Left Liverpool for a single round voyage to New York
  • 18.08.1852 Commenced sailings between Liverpool and Australia.
  • 28.07.1858 Another single Liverpool - New York sailing
  • 02.1876 Laid up at Birkenhead at the conclusion of her 32nd round voyage to Australia.
  • 1882 Sold, engines removed and converted to a three masted sailing ship.
  • 1886 Became a coal and wool hulk in the Falkland Islands
  • 1937 Beached at Sparrow Cove
  • 1970 Refloated, placed on floating pontoons and towed to Bristol. Completely restored and is open to the public.

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