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Victorian Happenings: The SS Great Western, the First Steamship Designed to Cross the Atlantic

SS Great Western of 1838, was an oak-hulled paddle-wheel steamship, the first steamship purpose-built for crossing the Atlantic, and the initial unit of the Great Western Steamship Company. She was the largest passenger ship in the world from 1837 to … Continue reading

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