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Bottle 247 - SS Great Britain
Date Added: 02 June 2006

The steam ship Great Britain was the world's first iron hulled, screw propeller-driven, steam-powered passenger liner, and the only surviving 19th century example of the type. When launched in 1843 she was twice the tonnage of any previous ship, and the combination of revolutionary features in her design had a seminal influence on virtually all modern ships. A steamer from about 1890, rigged as a six-mast topsail schooner. The ship has a black hull with 26 fake gun ports painted in white. There is gold paint on the bow to depict the ornamentation. There is also gold on the stern to depict stern galleries with blue paint for windows. There are 33 separate items displayed on the deck representing typical items found on this type of vessel. The ship has 6 masts and each are in two sections with black rope joining them together. The bottoms of the masts are painted white. There is a smoke stack midway on the deck with black smoke coming out. There are 15 sails and detailed rigging. Flying from the stern is a British flag. The ship sails on sea of blue with whitecaps. The bottle neck and opening is wrapped with small twine or rope.
Type: Steam Ship Passenger Liner   Maker's Name:
Category: Sailing Ships   Made Where:
Bottle Size: 20" x 5 1/2"   Year Made:
Bottle Type: Unidentified