The space immediately around the shells is red or blue to set them out, and the mouldings are in white, gilt and neutral colors. Abaft these are the forward saloons and paddle boilers and coal bunkers. IT’S A FAR cry from the interior of modern-day ferries on the Irish Sea. The screw funnels pass through the after saloons. The bulwarks are surmounted by a railing of small posts and wire rope. It was broken up in 1889. Bells communicate to the screw and paddle-engine rooms, and an apparatus, yet to be described, to the men at the helm. Between the kitchens on the sides, and the engineers' rooms on the ends, are the paddle engines, which we shall examine by-and-by. The ship was designed to carry 360 passengers in luxury, and 130 crew. Comparative Diagram of her Proportions. The screw engine centre is some 165 from the stern. IT’S A FAR cry from the interior of modern-day ferries on the Irish Sea. Work started in January of 1859 and finished in August. An engineer next to the cable laying machinery (5092775639).jpg 600 × 462; 67 KB. Brunel's new construction methods – dividing the ship up into compartments with watertight bulkheads – limited … ID266. About half its length, forward, is devoted to a parlor, quite as large as many on shore, with maple wainscoting and a white and gilt ceiling. GENERAL CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT. We next come to the second mast, which is of hollow iron, 3-1/2 feet in diameter, and square rigged. The bridge is also carried along the insides of the paddle boxes, which rise some eighteen feet from the deck, and immediately behind them is another cross bridge like the first, all together giving a walk round of some 300 feet. No ugly bowsprit ekes out her length, and no staring Neptunes or obese Mermaids, with impossible tails, are impaled on her sharp bows, but her deck stops short and square at a fine angle, slightly acute, from which her cutwater descends straight down into the sea, and enters it at a graceful curve. We have now come aft to the cross bulkhead which divides the passenger from the after freight compartment, L. Outside the longitudinal bulkheads extending all along the side of these three saloons � between them and the ship's sides, are the state rooms. While these materials furnish much that is of engineering and commercial importance, there remains to be told a vast amount of descriptive, comparative and critical facts, without which the general reader would have a very imperfect idea of the vastness and peculiarities of the Leviathan of ships. The other saloons are in proportion Beginning forward, the first floor below is the first cable deck, below it is the second cable deck, and below this the third cable deck and the carpenter's room. The staterooms occupy the spaces between the longitudinal bulkheads and the sides of the ship, in two longitudinal rows on either side. The whole deck is wood, but under this, covering a large portion of the ship, is another of iron. Near its corners are four shafts or iron boxes, 4 feet square with iron ladders, extending to the bottom of the ship' into the boiler-rooms or stoke-holes, (See S in the large engraving ) You look over into them as from the roof of a five-story house into a narrow street below. Behind this apartment is also a cross bulkhead, but its upper story is opened by two doors leading aft into another, the third saloon, just like it, the ceiling being 60x36 and the floor 60x25 feet, the skylights, as before mentioned, occupying the sides of the floors of all the saloons. But now, as we pass under her lofty stern, and hug her great iron sides, and see the little people away up on deck peering over at us, she changes from a graceful ship into a huge, immovable mass, like an overshadowing cliff, or a tall block of warehouses, and we cannot for a moment believe that she is not resting on the solid earth below the sea. The standing rigging is entirely of wire rope. But the great expanse of deck-room is behind this hoisting engine, there being on each side a clear space of 25x75 feet, equivalent to the ground covered by two large city houses. straight to the paddLe-engine, and thence to the extreme end of the paddle-boilers. A highlight on Interior Desingning and recent Trend. The “SS Great Eastern” was an iron sailing steamship designed by the famous Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and it was built by J. Scott Russell & Co. at the Millwall Iron Works on the Isle of Dogs, right alongside the River Thames. The grand saloon is 62 feet long by 36 feet wide, but all this is not clear space. In the middle of the deck, and flush with the skylight deck, leaving forn 18 to 20 feet clear space on each side, are rows of skylights extending some distance further aft. Drawings of the 'Great Eastern' steam ship Made: 1850-1859 This image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. This caused the overlying land to warp and form a large back-arc basin. She was an advanced and visionary passenger steamship constructed for the Great Western Steamship Company's transatlantic service between Bristol and New York. The entire shaft thus formed is 48 feet long and 24 inches diameter, weighing 35 tons. We are a charity that is privileged to look after the SS Great Britain and Brunel's legacy, find out how you can help support us … Listen now wherever you get your podcasts, The latest Irish and international sports news for readers and members, A platform helping fund the type of in-depth journalism that the public wants to see, University looks for ‘amateur sleuths’ to help unlock pre-Famine stories >, Read: Free genealogy advisory service offered at the National Archives of Ireland >, Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley: The story of Derek Leinster and the Bethany Home tells us we have more to learn. Pages in category "Great Eastern (ship, 1858)" This category contains only the following page. As they stand, they are the largest screw-driver in the world, being able to work, it is estimated, at 6,500 indicated (i.e. The screw boilers lie in pairs, back to back, forward of the screw engines. Interior Arrangements and the Machinery. The balustrades are of teak, spiral, and very graceful, Wide, green leather covered seats surround the sides of the building. But there is still left a very large and splendid apartment. The paddle boilers, four in number, are each as follows: Length, 17 feet 9 inches, weight without water 41 tons; weight of water, 39 tons; area of grate, 370 square feet tube surface, 4,400 square feet; number tubes, 400, 3 inches diameter, 5 feet 6 long. The engines are athwart ship, horizontal, and in two pairs, (or four engines, each pair, or each two opposite engines acting on a crank in the screw-shaft at right angles with the other. Descending the liberal stairway, already described, we enter the room G, 22 feet fore and aft, and 24 feet wide, which is the ladies' saloon, an ante-room of the grand saloon, to which it opens by doors on both sides. It is the one which was blown into splinters by the explosion, the fatal chimney being immediately behind it. 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