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Great British Ships: Secrets of SS Great Britain

Rob Bell next to Brunel's SS Great Britain

Rob Bell uncovers the story behind the world's first great ocean liner in the documentary Great British Ships: Secrets of SS Great Britain on Channel 5. 

Designed by acclaimed Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the SS Great Britain was hailed as “the greatest experiment since the Creation” upon its launch in 1843, and pioneered innovations still found on almost all modern ships.