The Great Western

By Grahame E. Farr, published May 1938


A detailed article that gives the history of the Great Western, describing in detail its first voyage and quoting log entries. The commercial details of its operation are given through to its eventual scrapping as well as a summation of the rivalry with the Sirius. An account is given of how the breakthrough to steam driven crossings of the Atlantic led to the adoption of screw propulsion rather than the paddle wheel of the Great Western. There is discussion of the inadequacy of Bristol as a port in terms of the size of this new ship.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Merchant Marines | Ocean Liners & Passenger Craft | Shipbuilding & Design

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