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Published by s.n. in [Toronto? .
Written in English


  • Bateaux à vapeur,
  • Steanboats

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SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 88744, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 88744
The Physical Object
Pagination1 microfiche (14 fr.)
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24989318M
ISBN 100665887442

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An account of The Great Eastern, the largest steamship in the world: belonging to the Eastern Steam Navigation Company. In when it was created, it was the largest steamship ever built, an ironclad monster designed by the unrivaled engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a real-life figure whose glorious career (in the novel) is cut short by a vengeful, coolly vindictive submariner Captain Nemo/5.   The Great Eastern The Great Eastern, launched in , was a huge steamship designed by the brilliant engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. As well as being famous for his work on railways, Brunel was also interested in using steam to power iron ships. The Great Eastern was the third of his huge shipbuilding projects.   “Howard Rodman's The Great Eastern is a book of confabulations, real and imagined. Surprises on every page. A splendid and notable achievement.”—Ricky Jay “The ultimate confluence of the nineteenth-century, its technological advances, anti-heroes, and s:

SS Great Eastern collection The owner of these items is the great-great-nephew of Captain John Vine Hall, who was the captain on the maiden voyage of the Great Eastern steamship. The Great Eastern Steamship Company paid a dividend of 70% following the success of completing the two cables. PARIS EXHIBITION. Following her return to England and with no cable work in prospect the Great Eastern was laid up at Milford Haven. In the company leased the ship for £1, a month to a French company, La Société des. THE LARGEST SHIP OF HER TIME, the Great Eastern had a gross tonnage of 18, She had a length of feet along her upper deck and a beam of feet across her paddle- boxes. When loaded the Great Eastern drew 30 feet of water. Her keel was laid down at Millwall, on the River Thames, in , and she was completed in A steamship, often referred to as a steamer, is a type of steam-powered vessel, typically ocean-faring and seaworthy, that is propelled by one or more steam engines that typically move (turn) propellers or first steamships came into practical usage during the early s; however, there were exceptions that came before. Steamships usually use the prefix designations of "PS.

The Great Eastern was actually overdesigned and inefficient, but it still provided transatlantic service for two years. Then, in , it struck an uncharted rock in Long Island Sound that tore an foot-long, 9-foot-wide, gash in its hull. In the Great Eastern was the largest ship the world had ever seen. It was over feet in length. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who designed the Great Eastern, was one of the greatest engineer visionary of the 19thcentury. He collaborated with John Scott Russell, whose company built her over 3 years in a London shipyard. Great Eastern when launched on Janu was the largest ship the world had ever seen. Originally christened Leviathan on November 3, she took 3 months to actually launch because of constant problems and by the time she was afloat she was known as the Great Eastern. The SS Great Eastern was the largest ship ever built when it launched in – and here’s what the saloons inside it looked like when it docked in Arklow in