Olympic & Titanic : Evolution of the Design

Encyclopedia Titanica

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Sep 1, 1996

THE evolution of the Atlantic liner of today has been one of the most remarkable achievements in the scientific progress and commercial activity of modern times. It is difficult to realize that only 73 years have elapsed since the Atlantic was first crossed by a vessel continuously under steam power. This pioneer steamer the Sirius Fig. 13 was a small wooden paddle steamer 208ft. long overall and 178ft. along the keel. Her breadth was 25ft. and depth of hold 18ft.... The Shipbuilder Wed, 00 Jun 1911
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