‘The Iron Ship’ updated and renewed

23 11 2012

The definitive history of the ss Great Britain has been updated and renewed for the first time since 1975 to coincide with the 160th anniversary of the first emigrant voyage to Australia from Liverpool for Brunel’s famous iron steamship, at the time the largest vessel ever built.

The new edition of The Iron Ship – The Story of Brunel’s ss Great Britain adds the ship’s history since the 1970s and the restoration work done in the last decades in its permanent birth in dry dock in Bristol.

There are updated and previously unpublished images, and the book also includes passenger and crew quotations and illustrations about the ship’s first journey to Australia.

The book was updated by Captain Chris Young, vice president of the ss Great Britain Trust. The original author, Ewan Corlett, was the naval architect responsible for bringing the ship back to Bristol in 1970.

The Iron Ship – The Story of Brunel’s ss Great Britain is published by the ss Great Britain Trust and costs £19.99. It is available from the ss Great Britain shop or online at www.ssgreatbritain.org.


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