I never knew that. I thought Brunel's "Great Britain" was the first.Originally Posted by AdmiralAdama
EDIT. My maritime history knowledge is poor! The Great Britain's maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York was in 1845. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Grea...lantic_service
During my search, I came across a sail assisted paddle wheeler, Savannah, which made an early crossing.
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