March - Sparrow Cove, Falkland Islands [Malvinas]. The
interior of the Great Britain an old sailing ship beached there in 1937.
The Great Britain was an historic iron steamship from her launch in 1843
to 1882 when she was converted to sail. In this picture the original cast iron
frames and construction conceived by the Victorian engineer Isambard Kindom Brunel
are still sound in spite of the sea water that rose inside during each tide. The
reflection of iron on water is just visible near the bottom of the picture. The
design and construction of the hull were the work of William Patterson a shipbuilder
in Bristol [England]. The ladder is modern and was put there so maritime surveyors
- MPP Microflex Twin Lens Reflex with F3.5 77.5mm Taylor Taylor Hobson lens. Film
Kodak Trix X 1/30 second F 4 Developed by hand in Stanley in the darkroom of John
Leonard a local photographer using Kodak Microdol at normal dilution.
-SSGB 69-04-03 © Tony Morrison
1970 the original hull designed and built by William Paterson was taken from the
Falkland Islands [Malvinas] to Bristol, England. After many years the hull has
now been restored and forms the basis of the splendid reconstruction of the 1843
steamship SS Great Britain,
conceived by the Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.