The iron steamers 'Meteor' and 'Prince of Wales' leaving Brunswick Wharf, Blackwall
The 'Meteor' and 'Prince of Wales' were built at Ditchburn and Mare's Orchard Yard at Bow Creek in the 1840s. Vessels such as these operated passenger services between Gravesend in Kent and Brunswick Wharf in Blackwall. There were several other London to Gravesend passenger services. The first had been started in 1815 by the Clyde-built paddle steamer 'Marjory' (1814), the first steamship to make its appearance on the Thames.
Print captioned 'This Print of the 'Meteor' and Prince of Wales iron steam vessels... leaving the Brunswick Wharf, Blackwall...[is] dedicated to the Directors of the Blackwall Railway Company'.
S. D. Skillett
Original size: 540 mm x 804 mm
- Image reference: PZ6615
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Green Blackwall Collection
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