Film of the Olympic at Cherbourg

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Philip Hind
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This gives you a pretty good idea of how the Titanic would have looked as the passengers arrived by Tender to embark. This snippet is from a home movie from the 1920s, is anyone able to tell which tender it is?

This film, or the bit with the Olympic anyway, is three mins altogether and I hope to get it properly scanned so I can share it all soon.
 
Jason D. Tiller

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Looking closely at the superstructure of the tender and comparing stern views of both SS Nomadic and SS Traffic; it appears to be the latter. The Traffic had a small step ladder and an entryway to the boat deck, while the Nomadic does not. Images courtesy of nationalhistoricships.org.uk and Nomadic Collection
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SS Traffic in Cherbourg


Incredible footage, I look forward to seeing the rest of it Phil!
 
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Philip Hind
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Thanks for the pics Jason. I think you are right, the film was probably taken from the Nomadic then.

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Jason D. Tiller

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You're welcome, Phil. I agree, it more than likely was.
 
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Philip Hind
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Had a closer look and in an earlier shot the side of the tender can be seen. Hopefully, this will all be a bit clearer in the new scan.

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brionboyles

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This gives you a pretty good idea of how the Titanic would have looked as the passengers arrived by Tender to embark. This snippet is from a home movie from the 1920s, is anyone able to tell which tender it is?

This film, or the bit with the Olympic anyway, is three mins altogether and I hope to get it properly scanned so I can share it all soon.
Yes, PLEASE! <3
 
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