The SS Bristol, a world first with new technologies was built in 1843, went around the world 37 times, retired 1889 and now resides back home in Bristol, England where today she is conserved. Now launched in the Haynes manual treatment, her innovative technology (screw propeller, iron hull and 1000hp steam engine) are all explained along with specially commissioned photographs of the ship’s anatomy.
About the Author
Brian Lavery is a Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and a renowned expert on the sailing navy. He is widely published and a winner of the prestigious Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award (2007) and the Society for Nautical Research's Anderson Medal (2008).