Cover image for Brunel's ships
Title:
Brunel's ships
Author:
Griffiths, Denis.
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Publication Information:
London : Chatham Pub. : in association with the National Maritime Museum, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations, maps, plans, portraits ; 30 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781861761026
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Isambard Kingdom Brunel created a number of quite revolutionary steamships - the Great Western which was the first practical transatlantic paddle-steamer; the Great Britain, the first iron-built screw-driven liner; and the monster Great Eastern which remained the largest ship in the world for almost half a century. Besides these well-known wonders of the maritime world, Brunel also worked with the Admiralty on the introduction of the screw propeller into naval service.


Table of Contents

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Forewordp. 7
Introduction: The Man and his Shipsp. 9
Part I Brunel and Shipbuilding
1. Formation of the GWSS Companyp. 15
2 The Genesis of the Great Westernp. 20
3 Brunel, the Navy and the screw propellerp. 27
4 Iron shipbuildingp. 53
5. The GWSS Company Worksp. 63
6 The Great Britain and the end of the GWSS Companyp. 76
Part II The ships
7. The steamship Great Westernp. 91
8. HMS Rattler - Brunel's warship in service, 1845-56p. 105
9. The Screw-propelled iron steamship Great Britainp. 127
10. The Steamship Great Easternp. 137
Bibliographyp. 154
Notesp. 155
Indexp. 158