The History Of Steamboat

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he first catamaran style steamboat was built by the Scottish engineer William Symington in 1788. Later on in early 18th he developed this prototype to create the first steamship, the Charlotte Dundas. The Charlotte Dundas had short- lived run on the Forth- Clyde canal until the damage by the canal banks. Another event of great significance was bringing into commercial service of the Worlds first paddle steamer, Henry Bell’s “Comet” on the Clyde in 1812. The coming of the steamship was of particular significance to Scotland. The travellers thanks to the new steamer service could much easier discover Scotland and others. Bells initial venture was a regular, three times a week, steam passage between Glasgow, Greenock and Helensburgh. Opened up to people wanting to emigrate and for wealthy few. …show more content…
Confidence in the steamers, both for business and tourist travel soon gathered. New companies have been made such as The Cunard Line (1840) The Hamburg America Line (1847) The White Star Line (1845) One of the most important English engineer was Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) He designed three great steamships “The Great Western” in 1836, “The Great Britain” in 1843 and the last “ The Great Eastern” in 1854, the biggest ship ever 692 foot long- used for laying cable (5000 tones) across the world. The very first long-distance to India and America were reached between 1838-1840. In the late 1800s the quantity of fuel were reduced which increased the economic benefit of steam

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