Found drawing of the orginal Olympic Class Plan the 3 funnel version

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Nigel Bryant

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Hi everyone,
I found this on a French site. It must of been one of the original drawings.It portrays Olympic steaming along the seas.Note it has got three funnels and four masts. Here is the link:

http://philippe.melia.free.fr/t_projet_02.jpg

Hope this is interesting, Regards Nigel Bryant
 
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Brandon Whited

Member
Hello Nigel,

Thanks for posting this. I also noticed that the forecastle area looks different. I still think the liner looks graceful, but I can see where Pirrie figured they would look even more graceful with four funnels.

-B.W.
 
Sam Brannigan

Sam Brannigan

Member
Nigel

What a fantastic find! Is there any more info on this design?

The mast arrangement seems a bit weird and cluttered, none of them seem to be the same height and while her lines are graceful, I agree with Brandon...thank God for dummy funnels!

It also seems as if the superstructure is shifted back to give less of a poop deck and more of a focsle.

Thanks again Nigel!

Regards

Sam
 
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Nigel Bryant

Member
Hi,

There is also an elevation plan. The link is here but my server does not allow me to enter it.

http://philippe.melia.free.fr/t_projet_01.jpg

The whole website is in French though. I hope there are some deck plans available some where on the web.

Hope this helps. Regards Nigel Bryant
 
Dave Gittins

Dave Gittins

Member
I think it's not your server but his site. I can't find either drawing of Olympic via his homepage. Go to http://philippe.melia.free.fr/ and see if you can do better then I can.

There's some good stuff on the site if you speak French, including an explanation of what's wrong with Nomadic.

I wonder what the date of the Olympic drawing is. There's nothing to show that it's not a modern artist's impression of Pirrie's early ideas.
 
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Dave Hudson

Member
Hello All,
I am new to the board and love it. I would hae to say that the "Olympic" in the drawing appears to resemble one of the "Big 4" (with three stacks instead of two) more than the Olympic. The aft deck houses are uncannily Adriatic's. The only thing Olympic Class about her is the bridge area. I would like to see the elevation plan, though. I would appriciate it if someone could email it to me if they can bring it up. Thank you.
Regards,
David
 
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