SS Great Britain passenger steamship, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Bristol, UK
19 images Created 16 Feb 2010
SS Great Britain passenger steamship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1843, in the Great Western Dockyard in which she had been built, Bristol, UK. Extensive conservation work began which culminated in the installation of a glass plate across the dry dock at the level of her water line, with two dehumidifiers, keeping the space beneath at 22% relative humidity, sufficiently dry to preserve the surviving material of the hull. This was completed, the ship was "re-launched" in July 2005, and visitor access to the dry dock was restored.