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SS Great Britain, Bristol, England

195985961_f743afd030_o.jpg About to start eating!ThumbnailsPulteney Bridge, Bath, UK

SS Great Britain was the first ocean-going ship to have an iron hull and a screw propeller and, when launched in 1843, was the largest vessel afloat. She originally carried 120 first-class passengers (26 of whom were in single cabins), 132 second-class passengers and 130 officers and crew but, when an extra deck was added, it increased the number of passengers to 730.

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