Crew Member Murdered or Killed by Accident?


Former Member
In 1920 the Olympic was converted to oil and sailed to Southampton to begin her post-war service to America. During the voyage from Belfast to Southampton this tragic event occurred. Tensions in Belfast were very high following the defeat of home rule. Was this person's death an accident or murder?

Belfast Newsletter - 3rd July 1920.


Back in November 1911 the Olympic was in Belfast being repaired beside the Titanic and there was a gunfight aboard the ship. Certainly gives you an idea of the atmosphere in Belfast.


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