The Great Eastern Launch

placeholder gifThe Great Eastern Steamship - Launching - 1857

Millwall docks sold tickets for people to come and watch the ship being launched. Brunel launched his ship sideways into the river. After moving a short distance the ship got stuck. During the work a man was killed when part of a winch moved suddenly.

Written by SL, Year 6 , Jan 2003

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Title Value
Written by SL, Year 6 , Jan 2003
Organisation Ellacombe Primary School
Contributor   Ellacombe Primary School  
Identifier ref 5
Contributor   Brunel University Library  
Date   1857  
Format   Postcard of greyscale photograph; 150 mm x 105 mm  
Language   en-uk  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Brunel. Great Eastern Steamship. Chains. 1857  
Type   image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Brunel University Library  
Keywords Victorian Engineering Costume Portrait Brunel