How did the Britannic and Olympic sink?

How did the Britannic and Olympic sink?

Less than a year after her maiden voyage in 1915, Britannic sank after striking a mine during the First World War. Of the three ships, it is Olympic that best provides a window into life on board for passengers and crew. Olympic survived until 1935 when she was broken up and her fittings sold at auction.

How did the Olympic affect the Titanic?

Improvements were also made to the ship’s pumping apparatus. These modifications meant that Olympic could survive a collision similar to that of Titanic, in that her first six compartments could be breached and the ship could remain afloat.

How did the Olympic Titanic’s sister sink?

While Olympic, the lead vessel, had a career spanning 24 years and was retired and sold for scrap in 1935, her sisters would not see similar success: Titanic struck an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage and Britannic was lost during World War I after hitting a mine off Kea in the Aegean Sea before she could enter …

Was the Britannic bigger than the Olympic?

Titanic was fractionally larger than the Olympic with best estimates being only some 3 inches favouring the Titanic but over 1000 tonnes heavier in gross tonnage than Olympic. Well-received by patrons, the Olympic found minor tragedy when it was struck by the military cruiser the HMS Hawke.

How is the Britannic related to the Titanic?

It was a sister ship to the Olympic and the RMS Titanic. The building of the ship was held up when the Titanic sunk, and extra safety items were added to the Britannic. The start of World War I meant the ship was not used for passenger work. It was set up as a hospital ship with 3,300 beds.

What was the story of the Titanic and the Olympic?

With the introductions taken care of, the text jumps right into “The Birth of the Olympic s”, the story of the planning, building and launching of Olympic and Titanic. This chapter is almost a mini Shipbuilder, with a surplus of specifications about this class of ships.

Is the RMS Olympic the same as the Titanic?

RMS Olympic was constructed before Titanic and “Britannic” built in the aftermath of the Disaster. This is a scarce shot of Olympic and Titanic together. Like Titanic, Olympic was designed by Thomas Andrews and literally built side by side to Titanic in the mammoth Gantries of Harland & Wolff’s shipyards.

Is the Britannic the same as the Olympic?

There is quite a lot of technical information about Olympic and Britannic; not as much in the Titanic chapter, which focuses more on the drama of the tragedy. Overall, the author manages to balance the two types of material effectively. But it is definitely in the technical side of the story that the author has uncovered the most original research.