The Olympic-Class Ships : Olympic, Titanic, Britannic

The Olympic-Class Ships : Olympic, Titanic, Britannic

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Full Description

Sitting around a dining-room table in 1907, the owners of the White Star Line discussed how they would compete with the newly built Cunard liners Lusitania and Mauretania. From that smoke-filled room came the first designs of three White Star superliners: Olympic and Titanic were to be built at Harland & Wolff's yard in Belfast, while the third ship, Britannic, was to follow after construction of the first pair of sisters. Each ship was subtly different. Lessons learned from the service of Olympic were put into practice for Titanic. With her loss, on her maiden voyage, the hull design was radially changed for the third sister ship. The new double hull, however, did not prevent Britannic sinking in less than an hour in the Aegean after she hit a German mine in 1916.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       6  (2)
The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company 8 (5)
Harland & Wolff 13 (2)
The Competition: Lusitania, Mauretania & 15 (3)
Birth of the Olympics 18 (25)
RMS Olympic 43 (92)
RMS Titanic 135(82)
HMHS Britannic 217(58)
Discovery of Britannic 275(10)
The Wreck of the Titanic 285(50)
One: Comparing the Olympics 296(1)
Two: `The wreck of the Titan' 297(2)
Three: Chronology 299(6)
Four: `UK Hydrographic Office Details of 305(1)
Wreck of the HMHS Britannic'
Five: Nomadic & Traffic 306(1)
Six: Britannic & Aquitania Comparisons 307(1)
Seven: Olympic's New Running Mates 308(1)
Eight: Californian -- `the ship that 309(13)
stood still'?
Nine: Titanic's Safety Legacy 322(3)
Ten: Britannic Remembrance 325(3)
Eleven: `...Short of Coal?' 328(7)
Endnotes 335(11)
Bibliography 346(2)
Acknowledgements 348(2)
Societies 350(1)
Index 351