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WHAT SHIP IS THIS

This discussion on "WHAT SHIP IS THIS" is in the Photos Films Paintings etc section; It states in Father Brown's Titanic Album this is the majestic, but to me it ...

      
   
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    It states in Father Brown's Titanic Album this is the majestic, but to me it seems much more like the boat deck of the Olympic post Titanic Disaster.
    What do you think?



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    It is indeed definitely the Olympic.

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    I aggree.

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    I also agree with the above posts. That's the Olympic, no question about it.

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    Jason
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    Just a question, what are those things resting on the deck? They look like a centeral beam of a lifeboat.

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    Alex, it's a folding lifeboat, probably a Berthon. After the Titanic went down, they cluttered the decks with all kinds of boats. You'll understand when I say that they were about as much use as a sore bum to a boundary rider. When ships sink, they don't consider the convenience of the poor devils trying to launch boats.
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    Gittins, these were Berthons. In the weeks following the disaster the Illustrated London News covered these boats (even an article on Berthon) and their installation abord Olympic pretty well.

    Daniel.

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    Thought so, Klistorner!

    They caused a nice old fuss too, and it led to a strike. There are photos of one unfolded on page 144 of The Titanic Disaster, edited by Dave Bryceson.
    Dave Gittins
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