Wednesday, July 30, 2008

TRIVIA - THE OLYMPIC.....ship


T
he Titanic had a sister ship--the slightly li
ghter Olympic, which was built first. Upon being launched, the Olympic collided with the British cruiser Hawke and had to steer to Belfast for repairs.



6 comments:

Keli said...

How interesting! We never hear of the Titanic's older sister. Obviously, she wasn't involved in a tragedy and went right on sailing after repairs.

ramon3381@yahoo.com said...

Was went wrong with the Olympic?

Bay Martin said...

Olympic, was first of a trio of liners which included Titanic and Britannic. The Hawke collision is especially interesting because the repairs to Olympic delayed Titanic’s maiden voyage. After the sinking of her unfortunate sister, Olympic was refitted at huge cost with a double hull and lifeboat capacity for all. For the next two years Olympic sailed successfully and uneventfully.

Bay Martin said...

Monching,

Please read my reply to Keli.

Thanks!

Monching said...

So triplets pala sila!

Bay Martin said...

Yes, but the Titanic became well known because of the tragic event. Have you seen Poseidon's Adventure and Titanic?