Ss great eastern was an iron sailing steamship designed by isambard kingdom brunel and built by j scott russell co at millwall iron works on the river thames london she was by far the largest ship ever built at the time of her 1858 launch seven wonders of the industrial world fourth estate. World time and date for cities in all time zones international time right now takes into account all dst clock changes. Ss great eastern a 22500 ton displacement iron steamship designed by isambard kingdom brunel was built on the thames river england intended for the passenger and cargo trade between england and ceylon she was by far the largest ship the world had yet seen. At the time of the great easterns launch she was the largest ship in the world sadly no dock or harbour in the world at the time was big enough to cope with her and she never became the great passenger ship she was intended to be. This is a list of countries by easternmost point on land instead for the number of countries namely russia new zealand fiji the united states the united states and kiribati have most of their territory east of the 180th meridian in the western hemisphere
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