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I saw on a recent "Coast" programme that the SS Great Britain was broken up on the shore at Rock Ferry, does anyone have any further information on this .

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The SS Great Britain was abandoned at the Falklands in 1935.

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Originally Posted by past_resident
I saw on a recent "Coast" programme that the SS Great Britain was broken up on the shore at Rock Ferry, does anyone have any further information on this .
It was the "SS Great Eastern" that was broken up at New Ferry. The SS Great Britain is alive, restored, and is a visitor centre in a specially constructed drydock" in Bristol where she was built.


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"She was broken up for scrap at Rock Ferry on the River Mersey by Henry Bath & Son Ltd in 18891890 it took 18 months to take her apart."

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The Great Eastern was broken up at New Ferry, unfortunately for the Coast Program, their location is also extremely close to what was the longest pier on the Mersey or Wirral - New Ferry Pier which was an iron pier and may have had similar riveted plates.

The actual location of the Great Eastern was 200 Yards SE of New Ferry Pier, very near the bottom of Seafield Road except she was 100yds off-shore, with the bow facing the shore and the stern nearly North of this.

There were also many other ships broken up in this vicinity during the 19th Century.


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It makes good TV though if you find a bit of old metal and say it was a chunk of the Great Eastern though !

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It makes good TV though if you find a bit of old metal and say it was a chunk of the Great Eastern though !

watching it now bud!!


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Heres a bit i found earlier lol

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