Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Contracts info
Contracts: 60
Voyage: 1h
Crew: 100 Crew
Ships: Sailing (Anchor slot 1)
Contractor requirements
Level: 145
Recommended: 160
Complete: Vasco Núñez de Balboa
SS Great Britain (Ship)

Isambard Kingdom Brunel FRS (9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English mechanical and civil engineer who is considered "one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history", "one of the 19th-century engineering giants", and "one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, [who] changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions". Brunel built dockyards, the Great Western Railway, a series of steamships including the first propeller-driven transatlantic steamship (SS Great Britain), and numerous important bridges and tunnels. His designs revolutionised public transport and modern engineering. (Source: Wikipedia)

To read more about Isambard's journey in Seaport, check his storylines.


# Required Bonus* Cargo** Xp Reward
1 5,000 Stone x8 625 7,700 20,000 Fish
2 15,000 Coin x15 1,000 8,350 20,000 Wood
3 2,000 Crew x2 1,000 9,000 10,000 Stone
4 3,200 Iron x8 400 9,650 35,000 Coin
5 14,000 Fish x14 1,000 10,300 15,000 Stone
6 6,000 Wood x6 1,000 10,950 15,000 Iron
7 1,000 Grapes x1 1,000 11,600 55,000 Coin
8 6,000 Stone x8 750 12,250 30,000 Fish
9 2,500 Crew x2 1,250 12,900 30,000 Wood
10 20,000 Coin x20 1,000 13,550 20,000 Stone
11 4,000 Iron x8 500 14,200 40,000 Fish
12 9,000 Wood x6 1,500 14,850 80,000 Coin
13 21,000 Fish x14 1,500 15,500 25,000 Stone
14 1,100 Grapes x1 1,100 16,150 25,000 Iron
15 3,000 Crew x2 1,500 16,800 40,000 Wood
16 16,000 Stone x16 1,000 17,775 60,000 Fish
17 50,000 Coin x40 1,250 18,750 25 Gem
18 9,600 Iron x10 960 19,725 35,000 Stone
19 24,000 Wood x15 1,600 20,700 120,000 Coin
20 49,000 Fish x28 1,750 21,675 35,000 Iron
21 3,500 Crew x2 1,750 22,650 60,000 Wood
22 2,400 Grapes x2 1,200 23,625 80,000 Fish
23 20,000 Stone x16 1,250 24,600 45,000 Iron
24 60,000 Coin x40 1,500 25,575 100,000 Wood
25 11,200 Iron x10 1,120 26,550 100,000 Fish
26 30,000 Wood x15 2,000 27,525 45,000 Stone
27 4,000 Crew x2 2,000 28,500 160,000 Coin
28 56,000 Fish x28 2,000 29,475 50,000 Iron
29 2,600 Grapes x2 1,300 30,450 120,000 Wood
30 140,000 Coin x80 1,750 31,425 170,000 Fish
31 27,200 Iron x20 1,360 32,725 35 Gem
32 50,000 Stone x25 2,000 34,025 220,000 Coin
33 72,000 Wood x30 2,400 35,325 60,000 Iron
34 4,500 Crew x2 2,250 36,625 60,000 Stone
35 126,000 Fish x56 2,250 37,925 140,000 Wood
36 160,000 Coin x80 2,000 39,225 70,000 Stone
37 4,200 Grapes x4 1,050 40,525 220,000 Fish
38 32,000 Iron x20 1,600 41,825 290,000 Coin
39 84,000 Wood x30 2,800 43,125 260,000 Fish
40 60,000 Stone x25 2,400 44,425 75,000 Iron
41 5,000 Crew x2 2,500 45,725 160,000 Wood
42 140,000 Fish x56 2,500 47,025 100,000 Stone
43 180,000 Coin x80 2,250 48,325 85,000 Iron
44 4,500 Grapes x4 1,125 49,625 320,000 Fish
45 80,000 Iron x40 2,000 50,925 350,000 Coin
46 192,000 Wood x64 3,000 52,875 50 Gem
47 140,000 Stone x50 2,800 54,825 100,000 Iron
48 6,000 Crew x2 3,000 56,775 200,000 Wood
49 440,000 Coin x160 2,750 58,725 120,000 Iron
50 308,000 Fish x112 2,750 60,675 130,000 Stone
51 96,000 Iron x40 2,400 62,625 450,000 Coin
52 216,000 Wood x64 3,375 64,575 400,000 Fish
53 7,200 Grapes x5 1,440 66,525 140,000 Iron
54 180,000 Stone x60 3,000 68,475 600,000 Coin
55 8,000 Crew x2 4,000 70,425 160,000 Iron
56 336,000 Fish x112 3,000 72,375 160,000 Stone
57 520,000 Coin x160 3,250 74,325 300,000 Wood
58 128,000 Iron x50 2,560 76,275 500,000 Fish
59 240,000 Wood x80 3,000 78,225 1,000,000 Coin
60 8,000 Grapes x5 1,600 80,175 200,000 Stone


Sent Reward Difference
Crew 38,500 -38,500
Coin 1,585,000 3,360,000 1,775,000
Gem 110 110
Fish 1,050,000 2,200,000 1,150,000
Wood 873,000 1,170,000 297,000
Stone 477,000 870,000 393,000
Iron 391,200 910,000 518,800
Grapes 31,000 -31,000
Xp 2,178,000 2,178,000


Note: This ship changed its stats on April 3rd, 2018. First table below shows its current data. Second table show data for those players that got it before that date.

Current reward

SS Great Britain
Level required: 145
Limit: 1
Type: Steamship (Anchor slot 2)
Museum reward: 792,000 Xp
Eachie Cost OR Gem Crew Capacity Xp
1 100 82
2 992,000 Coin 234,000 Wood 50 Mechanicalpart 115 110 90 132,000
3 1,488,000 Coin 351,000 Wood 60 Mechanicalpart 150 120 106 176,000
4 1,984,000 Coin 468,000 Wood 90 Mechanicalpart 190 130 130 220,000
5 2,480,000 Coin 585,000 Wood 170 Mechanicalpart 225 140 162 264,000
6,944,000 Coin
1,638,000 Wood
370 Mechanicalpart
680 Gem
792,000 Xp

Before April 3rd 2018

SS Great Britain
Level required: 145
Limit: 1
Type: Steamship (Anchor slot 1)
Museum reward: 270,000 Xp
Eachie Cost OR Gem Crew Capacity Xp
1 100 53
2 1,200,000 Coin 200,000 Wood 120 Mechanicalpart 130 110 58 80,000
3 1,400,000 Coin 250,000 Wood 140 Mechanicalpart 140 120 69 90,000
4 1,800,000 Coin 350,000 Wood 180 Mechanicalpart 150 130 85 120,000
5 2,400,000 Coin 450,000 Wood 240 Mechanicalpart 160 140 106 160,000
6,800,000 Coin
1,250,000 Wood
680 Mechanicalpart
580 Gem
450,000 Xp


# Story
1 Hello there, captain
Interested in cooperating on a big, revolutionary project? I could use a reliable partner. Show me the quality and speed of your ships by transporting some large cargo.
2 Initial investment
I see you are a master of an impressive fleet and your skills in commanding it are not bad either. If you are interested, we can get down to business. An investment for the start will be necessary.
3 Meeting the crew
I would also like to meet your crew. Good sailors are an important part of the sailing business. Don't worry, I will just ask them a few questions, it will be no interrogation.
4 Steam transport
Now let me explain what you are getting into. I have finished a steam railway across Britain not long ago. My dream is to extend the trading route across the Atlantic with a steamship service.
5 Ambitious plan
I plan to build a large steamship that would be able to cross the Atlantic only with the power of steam. This has never been done before. Come, I will tell you more while we eat some fish and chips.
6 Start building!
The ship will be built mainly from wood. This will be the longest ship ever built, so we will need a lot of material. But don't worry, we will start small with the outer structure.
7 Great Western
My railway is called Great Western and this will also be the name for this steamship. Let's have a drink on the good start of the works.
8 My first ship
I am a civil engineer and a mechanic. I have worked on tunnels and bridges before, but this is my first ship. Your experience will be invaluable on this project, captain.
9 Sailing secrets
Your sailors can help with the building process too. Their insight can improve the work of the men who will sail this ship. It should be possible to operate it with just a small crew.
10 Shipbuilders needed
However, sailors are no shipbuilders. We will need to hire some professionals for this. We need capable men for the hard work and I will oversee the building of the ship.
11 Important details
The hull of the ship is of wood but we will build iron reinforcements to maintain the keel's strength. This ship will be enormous and so must be constructed accordingly.
12 More materials
The reinforcements are done, but we will need more wood for the hull. We have barely finished half of it. I hope you are not tired yet. There is still a lot of work to be done.
13 You cook
Let's take a break today. I don't want to impose but I would like to eat some dinner on your ship. My wife is with her family and I am not a good cook. I will bring some fine wine and cigars instead.
14 Drinking too much
We have drunk almost all of the wine I had at home. My wife will be furious when she finds out. She doesn't like me drinking too much. I should find some wine to replace what we have consumed.
15 Enough rest
Back to work. We need to build four masts. The ship will be propelled by steam but in the case of need, she will have sails too. Call your sailors to help raise the pylons.
16 Destroyer
While the sailors have been transporting the beams for the masts they destroyed the statue on the square. We need to fix this. I don't want the police to find out.
17 Stock up on fuel
Everyone is afraid that there won't be enough free space for the goods when we take fuel for the whole voyage across the ocean. I will prove them wrong. But first we will need to buy a lot of coal.
18 Power of steam
The ship is looking good. Now to the essential part - the steam engine. The design is ready, let's just get the materials and let the mechanics do their job.
19 Fire!
A fire has broken out by the steam engine! Quickly get some barrels with water before the fire spreads out. We can't let our work go to waste.
20 Thankfully!
The ship is saved. But I have suffered some burns while trying to put out the fire. I won't be able to attend the maiden voyage. Will you take my place on the ship?
21 Maiden voyage
You will sail from Bristol to New York. Take your sailors with you. I don't know who could manage it better than your crew. Show them what a great ship we have built!
22 Overrun
You have missed the chance to be the first to cross the Atlantic by steam power alone by a few days. Still, I think this project was a success. This deserves a toast!
23 First shipment
Great Western is ready for her first commercial voyage. I have received a request for a shipment of marble to New York. We have no marble here, but you can surely get some.
24 No time to rest
I already have a new project in mind. I like working with you and I promise this business will be worth it, just like before. So join me, my friend. Just a small investment and we can start.
25 Sister ship
We are going to build a sister ship for our Great Western. She is so wonderful that we need more of her kind. But this time we will build a steamship completely out of iron.
26 Great Britain
Of course, we will need some wood. I still want masts for sails on the ship in case we run out of fuel. As for the name, I am thinking Great Britain might suit her.
27 Building big
This ship will be even larger than our first steamship. It would take years to build it with the workers we have. We will need some help of your sailors too.
28 Deserved feast
The work is coming along nicely. Your sailors have turned out to be pretty good shipbuilders too. I think they deserve some good food today.
29 Day off
We can even let them have a bit of wine today. They can take a day off tomorrow. But after that, it's hard work until the ship is finished.
30 Good investment
The building of this ship is much more expensive than I expected. But I am sure in the end it will be worth it and we will earn much more than we have invested.
31 Powerful propeller
I am researching a new type of propulsion for the ship. A propeller is more efficient than a paddle wheel. There are only a few ships using it now, but I think this is the propulsion of the future.
32 Different matter
My wife wants to have children and the house where we live now is quite small. I want to build a Manor in the countryside for us. Will you help me with this personal project too?
33 Green garden
The manor should be surrounded by a large park full of trees. My wife loves the green of the leaves. Can you get some oaks and maples?
34 Precaution
I am sorry to keep you away from the steamship project. I am just going to test the steam engine. We will have men with buckets of water at the ready. No surprise fire this time.
35 Aquarium
No fire broke out. But the buckets of water gave me an idea. We can make a large aquarium on the ship. It would be a nice decoration. I have already a large glass tank, now we need the fish.
36 Name of the ship
I have named the ship Great Britain. We only need to buy some equipment and she will be ready for her maiden voyage. This time I am going along too.
37 We are the first
We can set off on the maiden voyage. This will be the first iron hulled propeller-driven ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. We are going down in history. This deserves a drink, I think.
38 Troubles on the way
We are going too slow and the weather seems to be against us. The crashing waves have already broken off two of the propeller blades. I will have to fix this once we get to New York.
39 More damage
A mast has broken away too. This storm is something I did not predict. But the Great Britain will endure, I am sure. Let's hope we will get to New York soon without any more damage.
40 In New York
The dockmaster promised to send us some guys to help with the repairs. He just wants some of the marble we delivered previously in return. The price for it is going up in the US.
41 All done
The repairs are finished and we are ready to return back to England. Let's take more sailors aboard. Hopefully, we can avoid any more accidents on the way back.
42 Back in Bristol
Another successful project is finished. Take some rest, captain. I am sure I will need your help soon again. Don't forget to thank your sailors for the good work. Treat them to dinner in my name.
43 Biggest of them all
I promised you another job, well, here it is. I have started to work on a design of a steamship that could sail to Australia and back without refueling. It will have to be enormous.
44 Consultation
I am still not completely sure if it would be possible to build such a titan. I must go talk it over with my friend who is a naval architect. You can come too, just bring a bottle of wine.
45 Great Babe
Once again, the main material will be iron. But this Great Babe will be more than twice the size of our last ship Great Britain. I hope your fleet can deliver all we will need.
46 Technical details
The ship will have four decks and six masts. Sails will be only an auxiliary power source. The main power will come from five steam engines.
47 Testing the capacity
She will be able to carry the fuel needed for a voyage from London to Sydney and back and still carry 4000 passengers. We will have to substitute the passengers with some cargo first, to test it.
48 Propulsion
Such a large ship will need not only a propeller but four paddle wheels as well. They are already constructed we just need to get the men to install them on the hull.
49 Expensive project
The cost of the five steam engines is higher than we have expected. But we need them all to power this large ship. We will have to get the money from somewhere.
50 Food rations
I have thought about the name for the Great Babe. How about Leviathan? Now to more pressing matters. I heard there are problems with the food rations for the workers. Can you do something about it?
51 More iron needed
All five engines need a funnel so we will have five of them too. It's time to start working on them. We will need a delivery of that quality iron you have shipped to us before.
52 Ship for all
The main structure is already done. We can concentrate on the furnishing of the inner areas. I have designed her as a luxurious ship, but there will be quarters for the less wealthy too.
53 Unknown name
The ship is ready to be christened. We will need a bottle of wine to break against the hull. Bring more of the bottles, I am sure we will have a use for them. I am still not sure which name to choose.
54 Launching
I have planned the launching a week from now. The tide should be high and it will help us get the ship into the water. But we will still need some equipment to haul her into the water.
55 On the third try
It took three attempts to get the ship into the water. But she is afloat at last. Now we can plan the maiden voyage. Are your sailors willing to help us with that again?
56 Ready to go
The first voyage won't be long but some food will be needed. Apart from that, we are ready to go. We have enough coal to start this maiden voyage.
57 Explosive troubles
We have hardly left the docks and one engine exploded. It blew off the first funnel and killed two men. We will have to pay something to their families. This should not have happened.
58 Fix the funnel
It was not a design mistake, just the steam exhaust remained closed and this caused overheating of the engine. We will have to fix the engine and funnel before the ship can sail again.
59 Overcoming obstacles
There is still some damage to the main deck and the inner areas around the engine. This should not take long to fix. We have already scheduled the first commercial voyage.
60 Good work, captain
Great Eastern is on its way to Portland. There is not enough trade with Australia to use it on the Eastern run. Nevertheless, our work here is done. Time to sit down and have a drink.
It was a pleasure working with you, captain. I will leave my second ship, the Great Britain, in your care. I know she will be in good hands with you.
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