Mr Monkey scampered into the Great Western Dockyard to have a look at the S.S Great Britain, the first sea-going ship to be built of iron. It was also the first to be driven by a screw propeller, though Brunel had originally planned to use paddlewheels. By the time it was launched in 1843 it had apparently cost its makers £171,700 4s. 1d.*, and never was a commercial success for them. Mr Monkey studied the decorated stern, which looked very like it belonged on a sailing ship, then scampered around the side and spotted the funnel.
You can read about the ship at the S.S. Great Britain website.
In 2006 the S.S. Great Britain won the Gulbenkian Prize for museums and galleries.
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Copyright Rik Shepherd and Mr Monkey.