Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,865 pages of information and 235,419 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Oriental

From Graces Guide

The Transatlantic Steamship Co commissioned the Oriental

By 1840, the company's Directors were satisfied that the cost of equipping and maintaining a transatlantic connection by steam vessels, without the aid of a Government contract, was unprofitable

The opportunity to employ their vessels more profitably arose in the form a proposal from the proprietors of the Peninsular Steam Packet Co to join that enterprise.

The company's two vessels, the Great Liverpool and the Oriental, were transferred to the Peninsular Company.


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