Brunel's ss Great Britain: 10 facts you should know

The ship is an icon in Bristol - and all over the world. Credit: PA images

She was once the fastest ship in the world - Isambard Kingdom-Brunel's ss Great Britain, housed in Bristol's Floating Harbour.

When she was launched, it was dubbed 'the greatest experiment since the Creation'.

You might be able to name the ship or her creator in a pub quiz, but how much do you really know about the historic icon?

Here are 10 facts you ought to learn:

Captured in 1970: The ss Great Britain seen from the air as she's towed on her wooden pontoon up the Bristol Channel. Credit: PA images
An aerial view of Brunel's ss Great Britain. Credit: PA images