No/ only 1 Olympic class [or larger than Mauretania] liner for White Star constructed from the keel


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic-class_ocean_liner

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Now, to compete with Cunard's 1907 express steamers [Lusitania and Mauretania], could White Star Line build only one Olympic class or larger sized [equal to or above Olympic's grt] ocean liner for the competition? [Assuming the ship had a similar career as the actual Olympic until 1 January 1916 at least, which means no loss in commercial or early military service.]

With only one White Star liner larger than Mauretania [or none] built starting from the keel in the first place, how would Cunard and Hapag react? What about RMS Aquitania's and the ex German RMS Majestic's design and existence?

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The key difference is only one White Star liner larger than Mauretania constructed from the keel up and afloat until at least 1 January 1916. No Titanic and Britannic or equivalents constructed at all, not even with keel laying for them, the steel for their [Titanic and Britannic] hulls goes to non White Star ships or White Star ships smaller than Mauretania [31938 grt] in size.

Is this possible? [Olympic would still be constructed, just Olympic only among White Star ships, with Olympic being the only completed White Star liner larger than Mauretania from 1907 until 1 January 1915, and it would need to have a similar career to its real life counterpart [which means staying afloat] until military service requisition and at least 1 January 1916.] [This version of Olympic would be the only completed White Star liner larger than Mauretania from 1907 until 1 January 1915 and would stay afloat until 1916 at least, with its loss while still in military service until WW1 ends.]
 

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In this scenario, with only one Olympic class ship, would the RMS Aquitania and Majestic [ex-Bismarck] still exist or how would Cunard and Hapag react?
 

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