SS Great Eastern, apparently beached to be broken up at Rock Ferry, 1889 [[MORE]] “ SS Great Eastern was an iron sailing steam ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and built by J. Scott Russell & Co. at Millwall on the River Thames, London.
The SS Great Eastern was the largest sailing ship ever built. She is shown here without masts at the breaker yard in England. She was built in 1857 and was by far the largest ship ever built at the time at and tons. She bankrupt every company
SS Karoola a Passenger & Refrigerated cargo ship built by Harland Wolf for McIlwraith, McEacharn & Co Pty Ltd of Melbourne. Launched 9/3/09 completed 8/7/09. 7,391T , length pp 128.2m, beam 17.2m. Twin screw 15Kts. During WW I was leased by the Australian Commonwealth as a troopship(HMAT Karoola) until 06/19..Scrapped in '37 by Yih Leu Leng