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SS Great Britain Ship Model (1843 GB)

(Code: 154)
£ 4,500.00
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  1. #SIZE#
    Overall dimensions:
    Length: 38.97" (99 cm)
    Width: 9.05" (23 cm)
    Height: 17.71" (45 cm)

    A rare wooden model ship of Brunel's SS Great Britain. Completely handcrafted from scratch.

    - Sold fully assembled including the sails.
    - A very detailed model ship of Brunel's SS Great Britain.
    - Supported by a solid wooden stand.
    - Wooden ship model, handcrafted from scratch.
    - Not a kit.
    - Dispatched from Bristol or Click & Collect
    Please email us to request delivery cost for this model. Please ensure you provide at least the country, city, and postcode. If the delivery address is in the USA, please also provide the name of the state.

    Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT at the country of destination. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their country. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.

    Admiralty Ship Models Ltd is VAT registered. All prices include VAT at 20% rate. VAT exemption will be applied at checkout for orders delivered outside the UK. 

    There are no extra charges to be paid for deliveries to Northern Ireland. Please make sure to select 'Northern Ireland' as country at the checkout instead of United Kingdom.

  3. #HISTORY#
    SS Great Britain launched in 1843 and at the time she was the largest vessel afloat. She is 98 m in length and was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the Great Western Steamship Company's transatlantic service between Bristol and New York City.

    SS Great Britain is a former passenger steamship and was the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic Ocean in 14 days in 1845. Unfortunately her high building cost and funds spent refloating the ship after a navigation error left her owners in a difficult financial position and they were forced out of business in 1846.

    In 1852 she was sold for salvage and repaired. SS Great Britain carried thousands of immigrants to Australia from 1852 and up to 1881. In 1884 she was retired to the Falkland Islands and in 1937 she was scuttled – 98 years after being laid down. 

    In 1970, Sir Jack Arnold Hayward OBE (1923–2015) paid for the vessel to be raised and repaired enough to be towed north through the Atlantic back to the United Kingdom, and returned to the Bristol dry dock where she had been built 127 years earlier. 

    SS Great Britain is a museum ship in Bristol Harbour which attracts thousands of visitors every year. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit
    SS Great Britain when you come to Bristol to view our model ships.