Yep; the following has been part of my mailing list series for several years, and will be going out with tonight's installment:quote:
Incidentally, has anyone noticed the date?
My thoughts on this being a replacement for the Titanic (and later the Britannic II -- come on, now, the Homeric could not properly keep up with the Olympic and Majestic) is that we know that White Star wanted a big replacement ship...
Perhaps in the beginning, this ship was being considered as much more of a consort to the Olympic and Majestic in a traditional three-ship weekly service, where 21 to 23 knots would have been acceptable.
For the short term, at least, the Olympic and Majestic would have been good ships for the three ship weekly service. But would the Oceanic been fast enough to have one sister and the two share a weekly service between them?
...Which of the two remaining ships would another Oceanic class ship replaced? The Majestic or the Olympic? (And if Olympic, why not name the new ship Olympic II?)