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Great Britain, 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 277/1/80

Scope and Contents

160 x 115 mm image of the famous sailing ship built at Bristol in 1843. During a voyage to Panama it was severely damaged by storms in May 1866 and sought refuge in Stanley. There the ship was purchased by the Falkland Islands Company and used as a storage hulk. In 1970, the 'Great Britain' was salvaged and returned to Bristol, becoming a major heritage attraction.


  • Creation: 1866


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2019-03-14 14:37:09+00:00

Includes index.

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